Kawarau Jet - NZ Travel

Kawarau Jet

Kawarau Jet

Step into a big yellow Kawarau Jet boat for an unforgettable experience where you’ll be transported from the sophisticated downtown area into the channels of two of New Zealand’s most scenic rivers.  Enjoy a 43 kilometre water adventure that highlights the magnificent diversity of Queenstown's waterways.

Location: Main Town Pier, Marine Parade, Queenstown.


Operating Hours: Summer (Oct-April) 8.00am to 8.00pm.

Winter (May-Sept) 9.00am to 4.30pm.


Departures: Tours depart every hour.


Child Ages: 5 to 15 years.

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Help Notes:

We provide Life jackets and spray jackets.

Bring a warm jacket or fleece, casual footwear, sunglasses and a camera.

Available Activities:
Kawarau Jet Boat (1 Hour)


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Across the pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu and through the tranquil beauty of the willow lined Kawarau River, the excitement then begins as the Jet boat speeds into the fast moving braids of the Shotover River. Your driver’s skills are challenged as he navigates the shallow channels of this world-renowned river at speeds of up to 85 kilometres per hour, in water often less than 10 centimetres deep – this is where the Jet boat comes into its own.

Includes: Entry into the Underwater Observatory.

Suitable for Children: Minimum age is 5 years old.

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