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Jet boating is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness and can be enjoyed the whole year round. Sit back, buckle yourself in and feel the acceleration.

Lake Taupo
Hukafalls Jet, Lake Taupo, Lake Taupo

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KJet, Queenstown

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NZ Riverjet, Rotorua

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Auckland Jet Boat Tours, Auckland

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Shotover Jet, Queenstown

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Jet Boating on the Dart River, Queenstown

By Chris Sisarich

The jet boat was developed in the 1950s by New Zealand farmer William (Bill) Hamilton, to allow navigation of the shallow Canterbury rivers. However, enterprising New Zealanders soon realised its potential as an adventure activity.

A New Zealand jet boat ride will take you powering through narrow river gorges, almost brushing against sheer rock faces; or skimming across the surface of water channels that weave through the shingle banks of braided rivers.

Some of the most exhilarating trips are available near Queenstown and Canterbury. Other areas include the Buller and Makarora regions in the South Island and the Rangitaiki, Whanganui and Waikato Rivers in the North Island.

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