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Jet Boating in Shotover River, Queenstown, Otago New Zealand

Engines:
750 horse power V8
Speed:
49mi-80km/h
Queenstown is considered by many as the capital of extreme sports. It is situated in Otago region, in the South Island, New Zealand, and is surrounded by Lake Wakatipu and the awe-inspiring Southern Alps.

Shotover River begins its course from the Southern Alps and runs through the magnificent Skippers Canyon before it merges with Kawarau River. Shotover River extends up to 60km/37mi and has many rapids, twists and turns.  It is the ideal river for jet boating lovers. 360-degree spins, twists and turns offer the most thrilling jet boating experience.

The speed boats are equipped with two 750 horse power V8 engines and internal propellers, so they can reach up to 49 mi/80 km per hour. Prepare yourselves for the ultimate adrenaline rush. Enjoy the magnificent and wild scenery surrounding the river, as well as the breathtaking view while passing through the Skippers Canyon. Don’t forget to bring with you: camera, sunglasses, sunscreen and warm clothes.

Life jackets are provided by the operators.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Invercargill
187 km (116.2 miles), 2 hours 14 min
Follow State Highway 1 and continue onto State Highway 6.
BY CAR FROM Dunedin
282 km (175.2 miles), 3 hours 24 min
Follow State Highway 1 and continue onto State Highway 8.
BY CAR FROM Milford Sound National Park
268 km (166.5 miles), 3 hours 6 min
Follow State Highway 94 and continue onto State Highway 6.
BY AIR
Queenstown International Airport,
10 km/6.2 miles from the center of the town

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BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting & Outdoor activities, North Island
/ Kaituna River, New Zealand, North Island

Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Oceania/South America/Europe

January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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