Your exciting Shotover Jet Boat & Arrow River 4WD combines two great adventures in one thrilling package. At the start of the tour you will be picked up from your hotel in Queenstown and driven to the start point of your jet boat ride. (Please select your preferred time slot when making your booking.)
After boarding the jet boat you will be taken on an amazing white-water ride (20-25 minutes) through the spectacular Shotover River Canyons. As the Canyon walls tower over you, your expert driver puts your 'Big Red' Jet Boat through its paces, skilfully whipping it past rocky outcrops, skimming around crags and boulders, and speeding through the dramatic and narrow gorges.
Make sure you're holding on tight when your driver makes the signal that you are about experience the thrills of Queenstown's only exhilarating full 360° spins. Grip the hand rail for reassurance as your 'Big Red' Jet Boat spins fully around within its own boat length and without losing momentum keeps speeding along the river.
Then board a rugged 4WD off-road vehicle and travel into Gold Rush country for the second part of your action-packed tour. The adventure takes you to the Skippers Saddle and along the Arrow River, both of which are historic gold miners’ routes. The Arrow River route fords the water course repeatedly giving an exciting off-road section. Explore the abandoned gold mining area and see the beautiful film locations used in 'Lord of the Rings' movies.
During the tour you’ll have the chance to try your luck at gold panning. This can take 10 minutes, or longer if the group are keen and the weather is warm. Depending on the time of the tour you will be provided with morning or afternoon tea.
At the end of your exhilarating experience, you will be dropped back at your accommodation in Queenstown.