We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Kawarau River rafting ”
Review of GO Orange

GO Orange
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Queenstown Kawarau River White Water Rafting
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Whitewater rafting is the last extreme experience in the adventure capital of New Zealand and we intend to keep it that way. You will embark on a man V nature battle of willpower in one of the most scenic environments in the world. Raft where the jetboats fear to go and prepare to take a rapid in the face as you hold on during this four hour paddle experience. Don’t take photos of the river, take on the river.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great rafting trip - Jones, Martin and Ricky (plus bus driver) made the trip enjoyable from start to finish. Great fun on the rapids - especially for my 62 year old dad’s first time rafting.

They provided all the kit which kept us warm. Did appreciate the hot shower at the end.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank darshnis2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (917)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
All reviews
"queenstown rafting"
in 133 reviews
"white water rafting"
in 73 reviews
"shotover river"
in 222 reviews
"rafting guide"
in 17 reviews
"great fun"
in 86 reviews
"actual rafting"
in 9 reviews
"safety briefing"
in 33 reviews
"wet suits"
in 23 reviews
"start point"
in 11 reviews
"helicopter ride"
in 25 reviews
"beautiful river"
in 11 reviews
"an adventure"
in 20 reviews
"new zealand"
in 31 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 21 reviews
"thanks guys"
in 12 reviews
"great trip"
in 15 reviews
"great afternoon"
in 9 reviews

10 - 14 of 917 reviews

Reviewed 6 November 2018

Jack was a fantastic guide as he took us river rafting! He was super engaging and experienced as he took us down the K river.
I was a nervous at the beginning, but as soon as the first rapid was done, I felt confident in Jack and it the rest of the way felt like a breeze!

It may be common sense, but we were not informed to bring a swimwear (or a change of underwear) or a towel. We got quite wet. The wetsuits kept us warm and pretty dry, but it would have been nice if I had known to bring a towel to have a shower after

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jessie Z
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 November 2018

My experience with GO Orange and snowboarding was a nightmare. We attended the shop in queenstown to collect our equipment, the whole process was like pulling teeth. There was not any particular process besides waiting for them to call you up (we were part of a group), given you a card that didn't work and leaving you to your own devices to fit and size yourself.

The overall experience of snowboarding was amazing and the trip to and from the shop front was pretty enjoyable.

My word of advice would strongly encourage the team to have better organisation skills (or fake it till you make it) when dealing with a larger group of people, rather then having your staff complain about how much of an inconvenience it was to have us there. Sadly do to comments like this being made I can safely say that I will not be returning in the future, nor would I be encouraging my family and friends to go through them either.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sasha B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Thank you so much Nat for taking us out on the Kawarau River :)
We had the best time and even though I was quite afraid before the trip but it was really the best trip to get started. The rapids where fun and I loved jumping in the water from the raft. The guide was lovely, she made the trip even less scary and super playful with the walk on the raft - thanks for that :)
I highly recommend this trip to anyone who hasn't rafted before and might be a little scared! This is the perfect trip. Lots of Love, Tina

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tina-albaaaa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We had a blast rafting the shotover river! Both of us was first timers and the shotover river was definitely the right choice so trust me take this River instead of kawarau!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tamluong91
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed GO Orange also viewed

Queenstown, Otago Region
Queenstown, Otago Region

Been to GO Orange? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing