This exhilarating jet-boat ride from Queenstown covers 29 miles (47 km) of waterways at speeds up to 60 mph (95 kph). Make your way to the jet boat base at the downtown pier and board the powerful vessel for a 1-hour narrated tour across Lake Wakatipu and the Kawarau River.
After a safety briefing given by your driver-guide, snap on your provided life jacket over any wet-weather gear. Once you pull away from the Queenstown waterfront and race across Lake Wakatipu, admire stunning views of Queenstown Bay, the Remarkables mountain range, Cecil Peak and Kelvin Peninsula. Listen to commentary on regional history, geology and wildlife as the jet boat skims across the shimmering cobalt waters of New Zealand’s longest lake.
You’ll zoom under the Kawarau Bridge and navigate through narrow passageways of the Kawarau River. Designed to soar across shallow water and perform tight turns, the jet boat grants you unrivaled access to the stunning wilderness beyond the Kawarau Dam. Hold on tight as your driver maneuvers the jet boat into 360-degree spins, fishtails and long slides that kick up sheets of spray.
Your jet-boat ride ends back at the dock in Queenstown, where you can purchase photos of your adventure.
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