Queenstown 60-minute Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers


  • Experience thrilling 360-degree spins and fishtails

  • Spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountains

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departures to fit your itinerary


Roar across Lake Wakatipu and down the Kawarau and Shotover rivers on a 1-hour adrenaline-pumping jet-boat adventure, departing from the main pier in central Queenstown. After you receive wet-weather gear, a life jacket and a safety briefing, hold on for the 27-mile (45-km) jet-boat ride down some of New Zealand’s most scenic waterways. First, zoom across pristine Lake Wakatipu and look up at the majestic Remarkables mountain range. From the mouth of the Kawarau River, glide past the Kawarau Dam and prepare for 360-degree spins before your driver expertly navigates the fast-moving currents of the narrow channels of the Shotover River, gaining speeds up to 59 mph (95 kph) in shallow water.

Tour info

1 hour
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Get your adrenaline fix on a thrilling jet-boat ride around Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. Hang on tight as you zip across the water, reach speeds of up to 60 mph (95 kph), and perform daring stunts such as fish-tails and 360-degree spins. As you catch your breath, enjoy stunning views of Remarkables Mountain Range, the Kawarau River, and the Shotover River.

What’s included?

  • 1-hour jet boat ride

  • Driver/guide

  • Life vests supplied

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 1h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:


About operator:

Only KJet offers 60 minutes of unforgettable thrills, spins and exhilaration across three waterways in one of the world's most stunning locations. You can step onto a big yellow KJet every hour at the Main Town Pier in the centre of Queenstown. In an unforgettable Jet boat experience you’ll be transported in to the channels of the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers. The 45 kilometre, hour long adventure highlights the magnificent diversity of Queenstown’s waterways. Every ticket includes FREE digital photos.

  • 875 reviews

Other products from this operator: