Queenstown’s original Jet boat ride

KJet, the first adventure activity to launch in Queenstown back in 1958, offers 60 minutes of Jet boating across three waterways.

Everything you need to know

  • 60 minute thrilling Jet boat ride
  • A wild ride on the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers
  • Departs from the centre of Queenstown
  • Heaps of 360° spins with 360° views
  • Queenstown Underwater Observatory included

Departing from the centre of Queenstown, enjoy speeds of up to 90 kilometres per hour as you race across Lake Wakatipu to the Kawarau River. You’ll need to hold on tight as there’s plenty of 360° degree spins along the way.

Enjoy the wild ride as you zoom under the Kawarau Dam onto the crystal clear waters of the Kawarau River before racing up the Shotover River skimming over water that’s less than 5cm deep in places.

With heaps of thrilling 360° spins throughout the trip be prepared to get wet, but if you want to stay dry don’t worry, we’ve got waterproof jackets available.

After your trip enjoy complimentary entry to the Underwater Observatory located on the Main Town Pier, and get up close and personal with the marine life. You’ll be fascinated by the species that live in Lake Wakatipu.

Book KJet and experience the world’s first commercial Jet boat ride!

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1 October 2017 - 30 April 2018

9.00am - 5.00pm (on the hour)$129$69


1 May 2018 - 30 September 2018

10.00am - 4.00pm (on the hour)$129$69

Route Map

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What to Bring

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In summer, you’ll need sunglasses and sunscreen. In winter, it pays to dress warmly, including jackets, hats and gloves. Life jackets are provided along with optional waterproof jackets. Cameras are welcome, but at your own risk.