1. New Zealand
  2. Otago
  3. Queenstown
  4. Kawarau River

Queenstown 25-Min or 1-Hour Kawarau River Jet Boat Adventure

Product ID: 170394
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Go on a thrilling jet boat adventure along the historic Kawarau River. Travel 47 km up the river, be thrilled by 360° spins and exciting speeds up to 95 km/hr. Depart directly from the town centre - just walk down and jump on!
About this activity
Duration 25 minutes - 1 hour
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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  • Enjoy Queenstown’s unspoiled wilderness from the water
  • Take on a full hour of thrilling action or enjoy a taste on a shorter 25-minute trip
  • Experience exhilarating 360-degree spins and speeds of up to 95 km/hr
  • Depart from Thunder Bay next to Steamer Wharf in the heart of Queenstown
Full description
Discover Queenstown’s untouched and pristine wilderness during an authentic jet boat adventure along the historic Kawarau River. Choose from a 25-minute or 1-hour experience and spend more time on the water with a convenient departure right from the heart of Queenstown.

After getting equipped with a life jacket and spray jacket, climb on board and experience exhilarating 360-degree spins, skimming the water at speeds of up to 95 km/hour. Travel far up the Kawarau River, covering a distance of 47 km as you listen to interesting commentary from your experienced driver.

Then, travel down the river where it is calmest, even when the lake is rough. Take your camera along to capture memories of your jet boat experience with frequent photo opportunities.
  • 25-minute or 1-hour jet boat experience (depending on option selected)
  • Spray jacket
  • Life Jacket
  • Live commentary in English

When you get there

Meeting point

Kiosk, Steamer Wharf, Beach Street, Queenstown, New Zeland.

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Know before you go
• There are plenty of stops for photos - you can bring your camera at your own risk
• There will be a locker for you to store your valuables during the experience
• All trips require minimum numbers to operate within health and safety guidelines
• Jet boating is a great family activity and there are no height restrictions, so the whole family can join in. Jet boating is not recommended if you are pregnant