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Address: Shotover Jet Beach, Gorge Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64-3-442-8570
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Description: World famous as the ultimate jet boating experience, Shotover Jet has...
World famous as the ultimate jet boating experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1970, and now it's your turn! Take a unique breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow Canyons, and hold on tight for Queenstown's only exhilarating full 360° spins. 'Can you handle the canyons?' with award winning Shotover Jet, 'The World's Most Exciting Jet Boating Ride' and the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons.
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Even though my partner and I have spent a fair amount of time in Queenstown, we had never been to Shotover before. So, we decided that we should give it a go! The entire visitor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Even though my partner and I have spent a fair amount of time in Queenstown, we had never been to Shotover before. So, we decided that we should give it a go! The entire visitor experience was very well managed, with friendly and welcoming staff and great facilities (as a kiwi, I also did like the use of Te Reo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Did this with a friend and found it really good fun. A section of the Shotover River was closed off for the jet boats. Pretty safe as the drivers are trained especially in this part of the river and the boats are maintained regularly. Beautiful scenery along the river. It's not scary at all.

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Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We booked the Sunrise Shotover, the first of the day, and the boat was only half full. It was an 8.00am pick up from town, so it's not a super early start, by any means! Take all your warm clothes - gloves, beanie, thermals, etc - you will be glad you did!! Driver was funny and made for a very... More 

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Whanganui
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fabulous experience. Drivers funny, knowledgeable and professional. Boat ride exceptionally good fun. $129 fir one rude seemed a lot at booking but was good value. Also I paid $19 for an "Instant Replay" rude on the very next boat. Very highly recommended.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The Shotover Jet is a great experience and definitely a must do whilst in Queenstown. The trip includes some incredible action through the canyon, with awesome spins and ventunig towards the wall of the canyon. It is definitely a thrilling activity not to be missed!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We took the combo of "Shotover high five". We recomend it highly! The photos and video are very nice (especialy the video), but too expensive

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Loved this! Staff were excellent and we all had a great time - our 9yo loved it and they nearly had us buying merchandise.....nearly!!

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Yep, our family also rated this as one of our top experiences in QT. The Kiwi's are nutters and this ride is right out there in terms of heart pumping fun in a truly beautiful setting. The ride through the canyon is not for the feint hearted and the skills to throw the boat into a 360 turn in such... More 

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Albury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The only way to enjoy the river - flying at speeds of up to 85 Kms an hour, pulling 360 degree spins to shouts of excitement! The driver (Ryan) was amazing with his expert driving, sense of fun and personable nature. This was a not to be missed adventure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were a group of 5, including 2 children aged 9 and 11. Everyone had a fantastic time. The ride was exciting without being too scary. Our driver Wayne was excellent and very skilful.

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