Adventure through diverse waterways, pristine lakes and secret canyons with one of the many jet boating adventures on offer in Queenstown.

Jet Boating on the Dart River, Queenstown

By Chris Sisarich

KJet Jet Boat Ride, Queenstown

By KJet

Shotover Jet , Queenstown

By Tourism New Zealand

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Dart River Jet Boat, New Zealand

By Dart River Safaris

Combine the classic New Zealand invention of the jet boat with exhilarating adventure and stunning Queenstown landscapes. There's a number of stunning wilderness rivers to explore on a jet boating adventure. The braided Dart River journeys deep into Mount Aspiring National Park; winding its way through Lord of the Rings filming locations and grand alpine wilderness. A jet boat adventure here is a unique combination of dramatic landscapes, Maori heritage and adrenaline.

A short drive from Queenstown lies the turquoise Shotover River, which winds through towering canyons and huge rocks. Skipper's Canyon, where the Shotover Jet operates, makes for a spectacular jet boating backdrop. 

Jet boat operators also operate on the Kawarau River, which flow eastwards from lake Wakatipu. It's known for its dramatic gorges, strong currents and bright blue colour. 


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