Queenstown Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers. Hang on during this thrilling jet boat ride that travels at high speeds on two rivers, covering more ground with a longer time out on the water than similar tours in the region. Leaving right from the Main Town Pier in Queenstown, scream with delight as your jet boat zooms across Lake Wakatipu, spins in circles on the Kawarau River, and navigates the shallow waterds of the Shotover River. Be prepared to have heart-racing fun on this roller coaster of a ride!

Queenstown Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers - Queenstown, New Zealand

Jet Boating
Duration:90 minutes
Price: Starting from $109.00 per person
Hang on during this thrilling jet boat ride that travels at high speeds on two rivers, covering more ground with a longer time out on the water than similar tours in the region. Leaving right from the Main Town Pier in Queenstown, scream with delight as your jet boat zooms across Lake Wakatipu, spins in circles on the Kawarau River, and navigates the shallow waterds of the Shotover River. Be prepared to have heart-racing fun on this roller coaster of a ride!
Hang on during this thrilling jet boat ride that travels at high speeds on two rivers, covering more ground with a longer time out on the water than similar tours in the region. Leaving right from the Main Town Pier in Queenstown, scream with delight as your jet boat zooms across Lake Wakatipu, spins in circles on the Kawarau River, and navigates the shallow waterds of the Shotover River. Be prepared to have heart-racing fun on this roller coaster of a ride!

Hop on board your large yellow jet boat in central Queenstown at the Main Town Pier. After receiving a safety briefing and gear, set off on a 1-hour adrenaline-pumping adventure on two of the most scenic rivers in New Zealand, covering 27 miles (43km).

First, roar across pristine Lake Wakatipu to the mouth of the Kawarau River. Zoom past the Kawarau Dam and head up the willow-lined river, hanging on as your driver executes 360-degree spins! Next the adventure heightens as your driver navigates the fast-moving currents of the narrow braided Shotover River, racing up the shallow channels at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour (85 km) in water that is only inches deep in places.

Your journey isn’t just heart-stopping fun. You also get to see some gorgeous wilderness outside of Queenstown. Take in stunning views of the majestic Remarkables mountain range, glimpse local life as you pass homes along the riverbanks, and admire the natural beauty of New Zealand’s waterways.

After your thrilling ride, return to the Main Town Pier. Your tour includes free entry to the Underwater Observatory, which is located on the pier. Step into a room beneath the lake’s surface where you can view brown trout, diving ducks and freshwater eels. You can purchase food to feed the creatures and watch them dive for treats. Photos from your trip are available for purchase here if you’d like to take home a memento of your jet boat adventure.

 

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