40 Minute Jet Boat in Kawarau Gorge

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Intensity level moderate
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Highlights & inclusions

40 minute spectacular jet boat ride
Extensive commentary
Speed through amazing scenery of NZ
Available all year round
Experience Kawarau River
Enjoy exhilarating 360 degree spins

What you can expect

Take a spectacular 40 minute Jet Boat Ride along the Kawarau River to discover the Kawarau Gorge and the history of the region. Enjoy all the thrills, twists, turns and 360 degree spins as you navigate up and down the river! The jet boat ride zips past sheer rock cliff faces, giant boulders and into the shallower waters of Bannokburn. After viewing the beautiful Kawarau Gorge, the ride then speeds to the mighty ‘Staircase’ Rapid before finishing the journey with some fun 360 degree spins. The Kawarau Gorge is located 40 minutes drive from Queenstown to the historic gold mining town. Jet boating tours depart daily at 11 am or 2pm which make it a great morning or afternoon activity to add to your itinerary. Full length, protective spray jackets and life jackets are provided but you should dress appropriately and expect to get wet! Don't miss out on a jet boat ride like no other with spectacular scenery. Book your Kawarau River Jet Boat Ride online today!


What you need to know

  • Spectacular 40 Minute Jet Boat Ride on the Kawarau River
  • Full length, protective spray jackets and life jackets
  • Extensive commentary on the history of the area
  • Head south down the river into the shallow waters of Bannokburn
  • Speed through the river and into the spectacular Kawarau gorge
  • Stop at the foot of the mighty Staircase rapid
  • Finish the trip with an unique 360-degree spin
  • Tours depart daily at 10am, 12pm and 2pm
  • Allow 1 hour
  • Our new location is Highlands Motorsport Park Corner of SH6 & Sandflat Road, Cromwell.
  • Customers need to check in at the front desk and they will be picked up by one of our drivers from the cafe that is onsite.
  • The highlands team will direct the customers to where they need to be.
  • Customers need to arrive at highlands 30 minutes before their departure time.
What To Bring
  • Warm clothes is recommended in winter
  • Casual footwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
Additional Information
  • Children under 5years old and must be over 22kgs
  • We have Heated handrails
  • 100% Safety record
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

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  • We are committed to sustainability
  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
$119.16 AUD
or 4 x $29.79 with more info
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