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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

Take a jet boat ride on the Shotover River during an extreme 25-minute ride, and make use of transport from Queenstown. Experience adrenaline-fueled fun as the jet boat skims the water’s surface at high speed and fishtails into 360-degree spins. Hold on tight as the captain maneuvers the jet boat over rapids and through narrow canyons during one heart-pounding adventure you won’t soon forget.
  • Duration: 25 minutes
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$95.01 USD
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  • Duration: 25 minutes
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$95.01 USD

Queenstown Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers

Experience heart-racing fun on an exhilarating Queenstown jet-boat ride. The expert captain races across Lake Wakatipu, navigates tricky turns on the Kawarau River and speeds through the milky waters of the Shotover River. Grab hold of your seat as the jet boat makes 360-degree spins and fishtails on a rollercoaster ride over the water. You’ll cover more ground in less time, and receive a complimentary entrance ticket to Queenstown's Underwater Observatory.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$76.71 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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$76.71 USD

Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown

This full-day adventure includes a 'funyak' (inflatable canoe) and jet boat ride on the Dart River, situated amid the untamed beauty of UNESCO-listed Mount Aspiring National Park. Travel by coach from Queenstown to Glenorchy, where you’ll speed upriver on a thrilling jet boat before climbing aboard an easy-to-handle funyak. No previous experience is necessary and you’ll paddle with several passengers in a flotilla behind your guide. Hotel pickup and drop-off plus buffet lunch and all equipment are included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$266.73 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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$266.73 USD

Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Wilderness Jet from Queenstown

A jet-boat ride, a guided nature walk and a backcountry off-road tour are the highlights of this Dart River wilderness safari from Queenstown. During this 6-hour tour with a naturalist guide, venture into Glenorchy, gateway to the World Heritage–listed Mt Aspiring National Park. Surrounded by awe-inspiring peaks and hidden valleys, you’ll twist and turn down the glacier-fed Dart River. Finish with a leisurely walk through an ancient forest to learn about the wildlife and the area’s original Maori inhabitants.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$182.28 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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$182.28 USD

Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour

Enjoy two trips in one on this good-value jet boat tour: a guided tour of Skippers Canyon and a thrilling ride on the Shotover River. Zip up some of the narrowest canyons on the Upper Shotover, and learn about the gold mining history of the area from your knowledgeable guide on the journey there. This combined tour is ideal for history buffs and adrenaline seekers.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$111.90 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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$111.90 USD

Hydro Attack Individual Experience in Queenstown

Dive deep into the waters of Lake Wakatipu and explode into the sky as a passenger in the thrilling Seabreacher X watercraft. Brace yourself for stunts and high speeds in this unique ‘shark machine’, one of the only ones operating commercially in the entire world. Experience exciting side-rolls, long dives and 360-degree spins in this private thrillride – each ride is one-on-one with your pilot.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
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$94.31 USD
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  • Duration: 30 minutes
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Zipline with Dart River Jet Combo Tour from Queenstown

Enjoy a day of outdoor adventures while visiting Queenstown by opting for this Zipline with Dart River Jet Combo Tour. By choosing a zipline experience—you’ll be able to enjoy an aerial tour of Queenstown and see the area’s beauty from a new vantage point. If you haven’t done ziplining before, there are ziplines for all experience levels. You’ll be able to see movie locations from Lord of the Rings and enjoy the incredible natural beauty. After you’ve experience zip lining, you can enjoy your dart river jet experience too.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hrs
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$242.80 USD
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hrs
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$242.80 USD

Full-Day Milford Sound Flights, Cruise and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown

A helicopter tour, 2-hour cruise, and jet boat ride all follow your scenic flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound. This day trip takes you over the Southern Alps to Glenorchy for an alpine landing en route. Follow the fiord to the Tasman Sea then motor down the Dart River and take a guided forest walk before returning to Queenstown by coach.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$753.03 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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$753.03 USD

Private Arrival Transfer: Queenstown Airport to Hotel by Jet Boat

Make a splash into Queenstown with a one-of-a-kind arrival transfer on a private jet-boat ride down the Kawarau River and over Lake Wakatipu. Step out of the airport and onto a jet boat that brings you straight to the Queenstown dock, where you’re escorted on foot or by coach to your accommodation. En route, hold tight as the captain expertly maneuvers the jet boat with 360-degree spins on a zippy ride over the water, including views of the Remarkables mountain range.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$78.20 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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$78.20 USD

Lake Wakatipu and Kawarau River Jet Boat Ride

Access remote wilderness areas on this Queenstown jet-boat tour across Lake Wakatipu and down the Kawarau River. The high-speed 1-hour ride is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping as your expert driver maneuvers into 360-degree spins, performs fishtail turns and navigates between narrow canyon walls. Snap photos of your scenic surroundings, including the Remarkables mountain range, and watch bungy jumpers plunge from the Kawarau Bridge. You have several tour times to choose from throughout the day.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$95.01 USD
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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$95.01 USD

Queenstown Wilderness and Jet Boat Tour

The Queenstown Wilderness & Jet Boat Tour is a great way to explore Queenstown and the greater area with awe inspiring scenery. Take a thrilling wilderness jet boat ride up the Dart River with breathtaking scenery and stroll through ancient beech forest. This rich and diverse landscape offers a unique combination of breathtaking scenery, exhilarating experiences and New Zealand's most exciting jet boating along glacier-fed rivers.Visit Arrowtown, a beautiful historic gold miners town, drive to Glenorchy which was recently voted by Lonely Planet as “one of the most beautiful drives in the world” and enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch by the lake. It's a great way to enjoy one of the coolest resort towns in the world at your own pace with none of the hassles perfect if you don't want to bother with a rental car (especially if you're not used to driving on the left side of the road)!
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$422.26 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$422.26 USD


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