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Queenstown Kawarau River Rafting and Jet Boat
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Reviewed 4 November 2021

I was lucky enough to be able to enjoy TWO of Queenstowns adrenalin filled 'must do' activities all in one great package.
The experience from start to finish was just amazing. Our guides were so knowledegable & great fun all whilst ensuring we were safe & happy.
If you're feeling comfortable enough you even get to jump in & float beside the rafts through part of the river!
Libby was incredible - even when we managed to flip our raft at the worst possible time! It just dded to the whole experience. A great day for beginners & andrenalin seekers.
If you're in Queenstown & after a thrill, this is for you.
I will definitely be booking to do the shotover next.
Thanks for a great day!

Date of experience: October 2021
Thank HakaLodgeQT
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RealNZ_Aotearoa, Guest Relations Manager at RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2021

Thanks so much for posting this review! It sounds like you had an exciting day taking on the Kawarau River, floating through the currents and flipping the raft in the rapids. It's all part of the fun!
You should absolutely join our Shotover River trip when you get the chance. The rafting team would love to see you again to guide you through the another iconic Queenstown experience.

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Reviewed 3 November 2021

The jet boat driver was very informative about the area and the history of Queenstown and the gold rush. Our rafting guide Kenan (sorry if I spelt it wrong) was really good and had a lot of trust in us not flipping the raft. Absolutely awesome experience all round and I will definitely recommend it to friends. Looking forward to rafting the Shotover river with you guys next!

Date of experience: October 2021
Thank joedhutchy
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RealNZ_Aotearoa, Sales Consultant at RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2021

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We hope that the guides trust in you and clear instructions were enough to get you through the whitewater rapids without flipping! It sounds like you had an awesome day out on the Kawarau river and hope that you can join us on the Shotover one day. Go and test the trust levels on the grade 3-5 rapids. You won't regret it!

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Reviewed 20 September 2021

What an amazing experience!
Dan was super friendly and an amazing driver, made the ride fun. Loved the spins. that was the best part ๐Ÿ˜€This ride is highly recommended to all and Go Orange is definitely worth the go!

Date of experience: September 2021
Thank rosesa2021
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Reviewed 19 July 2021 via mobile

We did the 1 hr cruise with Dan this afternoon. He was awesome, had a good sense of humour was an incredible driver and was pretty good looking too haha. My 7 & 9 year old boys were beside themselves and spent the whole trip grinning asking for more spins. Happy to recommend anywhere and everywhere. Thanks team!

Thank leteishamorris
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Reviewed 9 May 2021

Tom was great! we have been on other jet boats rides before, but he made the experience the best we have had yet! 1 hour went by so fast, grins from ear to ear!

Date of experience: May 2021
Thank Sandra W
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