RealNZ
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RealNZ offers thrilling jet boat rides and rafting adventures down Queenstown's iconic Shotover and Kawarau River. Race down the K-river at speeds of 95kmph on a 25 or 60-minute jet boat trip or raft where the jet boats fear to go and tackle grade 2-5 whitewater rapids. Don't just take photos of the river - take on the river!
Queenstown, New Zealand
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Derek S
Aberdeen, UK101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We did the jet boating and rafting combo as a family of 4, 2 of us in our 60s and two in 30s. Jet boating was such a thrill ride from the lake down river to our rafting point. Lots of thrilling spins etc. Rafting was great fun with 3-4 white water stretches and lots of opportunities for swimming, rock jumping and some fun on the boat. For the “oldies” no pressure to do anything we were uncomfortable with, for youngsters you can be as daring as you wish. We all had a great time… exhausted at the end!! The Real NZ team are caring, safety conscious and fun, special mention to Erin who led our boat and was so full of energy and fun while also looking out for us.
Written 25 February 2024
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Oliver E
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This was amazing! We'd previously done white water on a different river in Nz. Had thought it a little dull... However this was not that at all! Benji was our guide. He was ultra professional and had us all working as a team to get through the river.

Loads of excitement and laughter had by all. If you like a bit of adrenaline, this is the activity for you!
Written 25 February 2024
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Bazzamat
Glasgow, UK53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Water was a bit low which we were not advised about before booking. However, had a good time and the guide was superb. Very slick operation.
Written 23 February 2024
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William P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our raft dude, Benji, was awesome! Taking the most dangerous road in NZ up the river starting point, the river, the canyon, all top notch! One of the best days we have had!
Written 23 February 2024
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A L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
BEST DAY EVER!!! Couldn’t stop smiling the whole time. Adreneline pumping but you do feel safe the whole time.

Shout out to our guides Guy, Will and Jess for their expert navigation and making it so much fun!
Written 23 February 2024
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EGCPerth
Perth32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
AMAZING!!! We had an absolute ball on this tour. The staff were all so professional, instructions were clear, they were fun and inspired confidence for our first time jet boating and rafting. The jet boat was so exciting and then the rafting (which I was a bit nervous about) was absolutely amazing! Morgan, Benji and Jacob took us on the ride of our lives - I wasn't expecting to be able to jump off and float down the river and also do a little rock jumping, so that was an added bonus. We all managed to stay in the boat when we need to! Such a fabulous morning, one I will always remember. I would highly recommend Real NZ for this experience!
Written 23 February 2024
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Relax02866589774
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Amazing trip. Morgan and Benje were fantastic guides. Great balance of rapids and calm sections to enjoy the scenery. Would highly recommend!
Written 22 February 2024
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Jcc
Hong Kong, China6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
You hear that a lot once in the raft :) … the staff is very friendly … our captain Liv … was Great … we add fun felt safe and went down the river on a splendid day :)
Written 22 February 2024
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Danail D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A great experience for us both. This was my first white water rafting and I am sure I will do it again. The views were amazing and our guide was great. Highly recommended to anyone that can do it. The drive there on the shuttle bus was an interesting experience too! (On New Zealand's most dangerous road.)
Written 21 February 2024
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Experience821453
Westminster, CO4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Extremely fun jet boat and river raft experience with super fun, exceptionally skilled river raft guides. Exciting and fun but also safe and reasonably comfortable.
Written 21 February 2024
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