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Address: Main Town Pier | Marine Parade, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand (Formerly Kawarau Jet)
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+64 3-409 0000
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Only KJet offers 60 minutes of unforgettable thrills, spins and...

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 43 kilometre, hour long adventure highlights the magnificent diversity of Queenstown’s waterways. The trip also includes entry into Queenstown’s Underwater Observatory where you can feed the fish that thrive close to the shore.

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$92.88*
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Queenstown Jet Boat Ride on Lake Wakatipu and the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers
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$76.00*
and up
Private Arrival Transfer: Queenstown Airport to Hotel by Jet Boat

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Wow, what a ride! So pleased we decided on this trip. Exhilarating and exciting without being frightening! Andy our skipper was a friendly, well informed driver who knew the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jane A
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, what a ride! So pleased we decided on this trip. Exhilarating and exciting without being frightening! Andy our skipper was a friendly, well informed driver who knew the rivers so well! It was amazing the boat could travel in such shallow water. The views on both rivers and Lake Wakatipu were just out of this world. A fabulous trip!... More 

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Thank Jane A
surfers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the jetboat today with my tiny fiancé, my miniature Gran, my outstanding uncle and my lanky brother. Our driver was Lincoln who was extremely skilled. We were booked in by Owen(?) who was a very friendly and professional English lad and then looked after by a beautiful team of girls named Lorna, Sheridan, Lucy and Abi. All of the... More 

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Thank harold j
Croydon, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time at Queenstown booked before we left Australia. Great jet boat experience and then helicopter flight up to a glacier. Landed right on the snow line then back to Skyline for 3 complimentary Luge rides. Great day

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Thank Glenn M
Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great river ride with some amazing views. Our pilot Tim was brilliant and made it a really enjoyable ride with lots of fun moments! Definitely recommend you do this while you're in Queenstown.

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Thank Donald M
eugene, Oregon, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have a ski boat back home but this was 1,000x more exciting! We were looking to kill some time and ended up having the best time ever on this little trip! You will see so much of the river and will probably scream your head off if you have Tim as a driver. And not just because he's so... More 

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Thank christina e
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want an exhilarating experience treat yourself to a Jet-Boat ride with K-Jet. The trip through the Kawarau and Shotover rivers is fantastic and the skills of our driver were awesome to behold.

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Thank aidanodonnell062
Lovettsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ij you've never done a jet boat, then certainly do it in New Zealand...they are everywhere! This trip looped arounf Queenstown to the Kawarau and Shotover rivers. They driver/guide gave us enough spins to satisfy the Adrenalin junkies without making the squeamish too nervous. He pointed out and explained the many sites along the way.

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Thank Timay11
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views, wasn't to scary, but a lot of fun. Went with 4 adults. Great guy (Tim) driving the boat. A lot of fun

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Thank Justkeepexplorin
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of four adults chose this option above the other options based on both price and duration. The speed of the jet boat, the 360 degree spins and the variety of the town and river scenery was fabulous. I noted that my family members all had smiles from ear to ear throughout the hour long trip. Our skipper, Ethan,... More 

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Thank Leone N
Boyland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome experience this was! Friendly and helpful staff all the way, and what an absolute blast the jet boating was. Just so much fun!!! We had a full hour out on the water and got to see great scenery along the way. Fast and thrilling ride, but felt totally safe - not scary at all. Got a bit... More 

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