There’s one thing New Zealand is famous for: adventure and thrills. Everyone knows us for our rolling hills, native bush, and blue waters, but if you don’t try bungee jumping, white-water rafting, skiing, and mountain biking, you’re missing out. There are beautiful rivers all over the country, so jet boating is one of the most popular high-octane activities. Check out a few of these famous jet boat rides around New Zealand and experience the thrill of a lifetime wherever you go.
Queenstown, in the South Island, is known as the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’. Visitors zip through narrow canyon walls on Shotover Jet, a world-famous ride. Spin 360 degrees and go faster than you’ve ever been on the water! It’s an award-winning adventure activity in Queenstown. Since 1970, more than 3 million people have enjoyed the boats.
Just an hour from Christchurch, New Zealand’s second largest city and popular winter resort for skiers and snowboarders, the Discovery Jet in Rakaia Gorge is a ride that you don’t want to miss. Take on the rapids through the towering gorge - don’t worry, you’ll still be able to appreciate the beauty of your surroundings while you’re on the river. For the perfect adventure, Discovery Jet combines eco-tourism and excitement.
There’s a jet ski ride just outside Taupo in the North Island called Huka Falls Jet. During a trip, you’ll speed down the Waikato River and through the white water of Huka Falls! You can’t beat being surrounded by raging waters and native bush, your heart pounding and a big grin on your face. The best way to immerse yourself in the scenery is to rush through it! Try some of the best jet boating in the world while you’re in New Zealand - get out on the water the fun way.