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Shotover Jetboat ride

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Duration: 1½ hours (including 25 minutes jetboating)
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  • Perfect for those looking for action and adventure.
  • Go on a jet boat ride of Shotover River Canyons
  • See the famous towering rocky canyons.

Get ready for the world's most exciting jet boat ride in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons. It's a thrilling ride - skimming past rocky outcrops at close range in your 'Big Red' jet, as you twist and turn through the narrow canyons at breath-taking speeds. And a major highlight - the famous 'Shotover Jet' turn, where your boat spins through a full 360° in its own length.

For a truly daredevil adventure in New Zealand, this jet boat ride is a must-do.

Customer reviews

Awesome place awesome people some pretty good restaurant, will be back...

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Lots of fun with great beauty in the canyon but very pricey for 25 minutes!...

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Please make your own arrangements to reach the tour's departure point at the Station Information Centre, Queenstown.

From here, you will be transferred to the Arthur's Point Beach.

After a short safety briefing from your skipper you will receive life and full spray jackets.

Board the distinctive red 'Big Jet' for your exciting jet boat ride in the Shotover River Canyon.

Experience an adrenalin-rush as your jet speeds through the narrow gorges of the Shotover River Canyon. The river is famous for its towering rocky canyons. Hold on tight as your jet boat shoots the rapids and navigates narrow channels with breathtaking 360° spins.

The tour returns to the starting point.

Please note
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

This tour requires a minimum of four people to operate. If this number is not reached on your chosen tour date every effort will be made to move you to another date. Should this not be possible you will be offered a full refund.

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
  • Transfers from the Station Information Centre, Queenstown to Arthurs Point Beach
  • 25 minutes jetboat ride
  • Life jackets and full length spray jackets
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
1½ hours (including 25 minutes jetboating)
Start time
Every 15 minutes from 8:00am to 5:00pm
Meeting point
Tour departs from the Station Information Centre, Corner Camp and Shotover Streets, Queenstown.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
Ending point
Tour ends at the starting point.
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Additional information
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
Dos & Don'ts
Carry a towel and a change of clothes

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We will never charge you any administrative fees for cancellations. For most tours and activities, there is no penalty for bookings cancelled a week in advance.

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