Go Orange

Shotover Jet and Shotover or Kawarau Rafting Package

Help code: 1CA2-2405

  • Great value outdoor adventure package
  • Action packed half day experience
  • Adrenaline fuelled white water rafting
  • Exhilarating boat ride
  • Closed between June and September
  • An adrenalin junkies dream
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Experience two of Queenstowns best adventure activities with this fantastically priced combo for rafting along the Shotover or Kawarau River and a 25 minute Jet Boat ride. Spend approximately half the day getting to know this beautiful part of New Zealand in the most extreme way possible. Reach speeds of high speeds as you zoom your way around the waterways of Queenstown by jet boat, venturing into both the Kawarau River and the Shotover River. Travelling a distance of more than 40 kilometres, this jet boat ride is sure to not only make you feel alive, but showcase the best parts of these two rivers! After your extreme jet boat ride, you'll be suited up ready for rafting on the Shotover or Kawarau River dependent on how brave you're feeling. With both rivers offering a fantastic experience, you won't be disappointed whether you choose the more tame Kawarau or the more adventurous Shotover. And if you're left feeling a little cold after your two water experiences, jump into the hot showers that are included in this package also!

Perfect for those who thrive off of adventure, and also those who are a little more timid, this combo showcases the best of Queenstown in a unique fashion. With full wetsuits, safety equipment and rafting clothing included, all you have to bring is yourself and you're set for a great adventure. Don't miss out on trying this fantastic package.


  • Transfer from downtown Queenstown to Shotover Jet and Cavells Rafting Base
  • 25 minute Shotover Jet Boat Ride
  • Full wetsuit, rafting clothing and safety equipment
  • Extensive safety briefing
  • Rafting on the Shotover or Kawarau River
  • Hot showers at the end of your rafting experience
  • Return travel to downtown Queenstown


  • Hotel Transfers to departure location are not included, however if you make your way to the centre of Queenstown, pick-up and drop-off is included from the Go Orange office to the Rafting Base


  • Food is available for purchase
  • Photos available for purchase between November and May


  • Note: Itinerary may be reversed or split over two days to suit customer preferences

Rafting Departures

  • Departs at 8am and 1pm all year round
  • Also departs at 10am and 1pm between 18th November to 31st March

Jet Boat Departures

  • Between 1st October to 30th April Jet Boats depart every half an hour from 10am, with last departure at 6.30pm
  • Between 1st May to 30th September Jet Boats depart every half an hour from 10am, with last departure at 4pm


  • Please allow around 4.5 hours for this whole experience

Departure Location

  • Departure point is Queenstown Rafting Shop, 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown

What To Bring

  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Money for snacks and photos
  • A change of clothing

Additional Information

  • We recommend valuables are left at accommodation (i.e. passports/travellers cheques/jewellery etc.) Go Orange takes no responsibility for travellers belongings
  • The minimum age for rafting is 13 years, with a minimum weight of 40kg
  • Rafting is not available to clients weighing over 120kg
  • Rafting with a heart condition or while taking heart medication is not permitted
  • Rafting while pregnant is not permitted
  • Rafters under 16 years must have a guardian travel with them and have a child waiver signed by a guardian
  • Rafters under 18 years require a child waiver form to be signed by a guardian
  • Clients must be water confident and able to swim in fast moving water
  • Go Orange reserves the right to refuse clients should they be considered unsuitable due to their ability to communicate in English, physical size, poor health, fitness or intoxication. Please contact Go Orange if you are unsure of client suitability (contact information provided after booking)
  • The river grade is 2-3 at Kawarau River and 3-5 at the Shotover River, which varies in difficulty according to river levels. Please contact Go Orange if you are unsure of traveller suitability (contact information provided after booking)
  • We require a minimum of 8 people to run the trip, so please note your booking will be on stand-by until these minimum numbers are met. Should these minimum numbers not be met, you may be moved to the earlier or later departure time, moved to another date or alternatively refunded. Please note, this happens very rarely as this is a very popular experience
  • Go Orange reserves the right to cancel or amend any trips due to river, road or weather conditions, or insufficient numbers. In this case they will notify you on the day
  • Clients must listen carefully to and follow guides’ instructions and adhere to all safety requirements
  • Participation in rafting activities involves a degree of risk and the rafting operator cannot absolutely guarantee participants safety. All clients will be required to sign a disclaimer prior to departing

Risk Disclosure

  • Participation in rafting involves inherent risks and potential hazards; Go Orange Ltd cannot absolutely guarantee participants safety and certain situations may result in serious harm or death. The risks and hazards include but are not limited to: rapidly changing and sometimes extreme water conditions, cold water, limited rafting landing sites transport to and from the river, the river and its fluid nature, raft flips, fast moving and/or deep water, rocks, landslips and/or equipment failure. Detailed risk management and strict safety procedures are observed, however, there still remains an element of risk. Go Orange accepts its legal responsibilities but cannot be held responsible for personal injury or for loss, theft or damage of/to your equipment outside legal responsibilities. Participants will be required to sign a liability form to this effect before starting a tour. Changing conditions can mean that tours have to be modified. No two tours are the same. Clients on guided tours must listen carefully to and follow guides' instructions and adhere to safety requirements

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • No shows or cancellations within 48 hours of departure are non-refundable
Experience two of Queenstowns best adventure activities with this fantastically priced combo for rafting along the Shotover or Kawarau River and a one hour Kawarau Jet Boat ride!
Need help? Contact our friendly customer support service. 1300 935 532 Help Code: 1CA2-2405
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