- ABOUT THE SPOT
Jet Boating in Kawarau River, Queenstown, Otago New Zealand
Kawarau River lies on the east side of Queenstown and begins its course from Lake Wakatipu and extends 37 mi/60 km further away, until it merges with Lake Dunstan. The river and the surrounding area were the setting for the film Lord of the Rings. Kawarau River is ideal 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. Enjoy the magnificent and wild scenery surrounding the river, as well as the view while passing under the historic Kawarau Bridge.
Don’t forget to bring with you: camera, sunglasses, sunscreen and warm clothes. Life jackets are provided by the operators.