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Queenstown Kawarau River Rafting and Jet Boat
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Reviewed 16 September 2022

This was a pretty good Jet boat ride quite enjoyable, nice and fast, even though it was a little choppy on the way back it was pretty good, I would recommend this to anyone.
The driver stan was great and funny, love the spins, almost my favorite part.

Date of experience: September 2022
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Reviewed 4 July 2022

Lots of Fun and great scenery. Not frightening at all. Great experience. Dress warmly with lots of layers including beanies and gloves.

Date of experience: July 2022
Thank Ojars1941
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RealNZsales, Guest Relations Manager at RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2022

Thank you so much for your review and we completely agree that you should dress warmly with lots of layers.

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Reviewed 28 December 2021

Go Orange! LOve you guys! I have been to you before and now the second time! Gemma you are so organised, you run a slick operation! Daniel what a great ride!! You are a wealth of local knowledge, have passion about what you do. All the best, you guys ROCK seriously!!! AAAAA+++++. LOVED IT . You can see your people coming back grinning ear to ear.

Date of experience: December 2021
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RealNZ_Aotearoa, Guest Relations Manager at RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2021

Thank you so much Sarah, you are a super star with this AAA+++ review! We'll be sure to give Gem and Dan a pat on the back or their excellent customer service and ensuring that you had an awesome jet boat ride experience. You are welcome back ANY time!
Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

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Reviewed 17 November 2021 via mobile

We really enjoyed our one hour ride. The guide was a good sort and was very knowledgeable as well as a skilled driver. Fun without being too extreme.

Good for all ages.

Would do again

Thank Jeremy F
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RealNZ_Aotearoa, Sales Consultant at RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2021

Thank you for joining our 60min jet boat ride down the Kawarau River. We will pass your kind words onto our drivers.
We hope to see you again!
The RealNZ team.

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Reviewed 7 November 2021

Easily the best tour in Queenstown. You reach the start of the rafting tour by jet boat, which is beyond fun. The Jet flies down the river taking you exhilaratingly close to obstacles and doing 360s across the water. The Driver also takes the the time to explain some local history and characteristics of the lake and surrounding areas.
The rafting is the perfect mix of adventure and bliss. Between some really cool rapids there are a couple of sections where you can jump into the water and chill out as you drift down the river (there's also a rock jump if you are brave enough!).
Tour is a 10, staff are an 11/10. Perfect mix of fun, genuine and professional, it's really easy to have a good time when you can see the staff genuinely enjoying their profession and sharing their love for it. Their professionalism really makes you feel safe throughout the rafting tour as well, I felt like I if I was to fall out of the raft at any point I would be 100% safe.

Don't be silly and miss out on this one.

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

Wow, thank you for this incredibly informative and positive review! You've explained the entire trip perfectly and we are so glad that you enjoyed your Jet to Raft experience with us.

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