Shotover Jet

High speed boat ride through a narrow canyon

photo of Shotover Jet
New Zealand, South Island
1 hour

Shotover Jet was one of the first adventure activities around Queensland.

Since 1965 they are operating a natural thrilling rollercoaster ride on water. With their custom designed boats and engines you will drive very fast (about 90 kph) on the Shotover River.

The highlight is the part where you will go through the narrow canyon. Watch how close the boat gets to the wall of the canyon!


At first we were unsure about doing this boat ride, but we think it is a must-do when in Queensland.

It’s short (25 minutes ride), not that expensive compared to other adventure activities around Queensland (139NZD) and really fun.

We’ve also researched that there were no serious accidents with this company.