Queenstown: Kawarau River Jet Boat Adventure

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Experience a 25- or 60-minute adventure in the heart of Queenstown with this jet boating tour. Jump on for an adrenaline rush with 360-degree spins and speeds of up to 95 kilometers an hour.


  • Enjoy Queenstown’s unspoiled wilderness from the water
  • Take on a full hour of thrilling action or enjoy a taste on a shorter 25-minute trip
  • Experience exhilarating 360-degree spins and speeds of up to 95 km/hr
  • Expert and passionate guides


Our jet boat rides are filled with speed, thrills and plenty of those famous 360-degree spins. Take in the stunning scenery with the wind in your face as we race across Lake Whakatipu and head down the Kawarau River, covering a distance of 44km. Our experienced drivers will get you up close and personal with the lake's edge, skimming past trees and any obstacles in the way. Be sure to hold on to your hats as we navigate under not one, but two bridges at speed.Choose from a 25-minute or 1-hour experience and with a convenient departure right from the heart of Queenstown. After getting equipped with a life jacket, climb on board and experience exhilarating 360-degree spins, skimming the water at speeds of up to 95 km/hour.  Then, travel down the river where it is calmest, even when the lake is rough. Take your camera along to capture the stunning scenery of your jet boat experience with frequent photo opportunities.


25-minute or 1-hour jet boat experience (depending on option selected) Life Jacket Live commentary in English

Important Information

  • There are plenty of stops for photos - you can bring your camera at your own risk
  • There will be a locker for you to store your valuables during the experience
  • All trips require minimum numbers to operate within health and safety guidelines
  • Jet boating is a great family activity and there are no height restrictions, so the whole family can join in
  • Jet boating is not recommended if you are pregnant

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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