A Queenstown jet boat ride is a must-do during any trip to New Zealand's South Island; zoom at high speed amongst some truly stunning New Zealand scenery with a 1 hour jet boating experience in Queenstown for top sightseeing thrills spread out over an amazing 45 kilometre journey. This extended 60 minute jet boat ride incorporates the best of 3 renowned NZ bodies of water - Lake Wakatipu, and the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers all in one tour. Join your jet boating hosts and board a twin-engine powered jet boat vessel and travel along the pristine waters of Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu surrounded by iconic mountains before heading onto the Kawarau River where the tricks and stunts begin in earnest. Zip over its green waters as your experienced driver performs 360° spins and more while soaking up the scenery. Next, head into the narrow canyons of the Shotover River with its famously shallow waters as you're piloted between its close, rocky walls at jaw-droppingly high speeds of up to 95 kilometres per hour. All of this adrenaline is conducted amongst the amazing Queenstown scenery that makes the region such a popular holiday spot, and there's a reason there are few spots in the world more famous for jet boating than Queenstown is. One of Queenstown's true must-do experiences, book yourself a jet boating adventure online today.
Was a great tour
Was a great tour, but the wind is absolutely freezing so I would next time bring a jacket and some earplugs for the wind pressure. Our driver gave us some info on places throughout the tour which was cool. Our engine had a little issue so we happily pulled over to this beautiful grass area for pictures. Best outcome ever.
We took KJet’s one hour jet boat ride in Queenstown
We took KJet’s one hour jet boat ride in Queenstown. On arrival, the staff were very friendly and cheerful, helping us with our waterproof vest and float jackets, with the driver being just as friendly. After we got seated and the safety precautions explained, we took off. It was a very thrilling experience, with a picturesque view. At least, for about the first half hour. That was when the spinning and thrilling bends finally kicked in. I simply sat there trying not to throw up for the rest. Just a warning for the faint of stomach! Otherwise, it was overall a very fun experience, and can produce some stunning pictures and memories to take back.
Hamish was amazing and gave us an amazing ride
Hamish was amazing and gave us an amazing ride. He helped our kids in and out of the boat and made them feel super special. I would definitely do this ride again. The photo pack was a great deal and the kids loved being able to see the fish and eel under the water at the end.