Kawarau Jet Tumblr Blog Queenstown

Kawarau Jet Tumblr Blog Queenstown

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After checking in at Queenstown Rafting, take an exciting jetboat ride on Kawarau Jet from the Main Town Pier in the centre of Queenstown. In an unforgettable jetboat experience you’ll be transported from the sophisticated downtown area into the channels of two of New Zealand’s most scenic rivers.

Across the pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu and through the tranquil beauty of the willow-lined Kawarau River, the jetboat then speeds into the shallow, fast-moving braids of the Shotover River. The 43-kilometre, hour-long adventure highlights the magnificent diversity of Queenstown’s waterways.

After your jetboat ride, head back to Queenstown Rafting and take a bus to Cavell’s Rafting Lodge where you will change into a full wetsuit. You will then transfer by bus to the helipad to an awaiting helicopter. Enjoy a helicopter flight into Skippers Canyon. After extensive instructions you will then raft on the Shotover River. After your rafting journey, you will then return to Cavell’s Rafting Lodge for hot showers, a sauna before being transferred back to Queenstown Rafting.

Departures: Heli raft — 8:15 am or 1:15 pm. Jetboat — on the hour, any hour (before or after rafting).

Raft: meet at Queenstown Rafting, 35 Shotover St.

Jetboat: confirm departure time when you book.

Duration: 5-6 hours.

What you need: Raft: swimsuit, towel. Jetboat: warm jacket or fleece, casual footwear, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera.

What we provide: Life jacket, spray jacket; all rafting equipment and clothing.


Only children aged 13 years and over, who weigh at least 40 kg can participate in this combo. Participants need to be water-confident.

Cancellation Policy

Kawarau Jet reserves the right to cancel or amend a trip due to weather or unforeseen circumstances at any stage. In this case clients are given an option to rebook or receive a full refund.

No-shows or cancellations within 24 hours of departure are non-refundable. Refunds are granted solely at the discretion of Kawarau Jet Management. 

Phone Number

+64 3 442 6142


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