We have found the best Jet Boat Rides in New Zealand’s North Island & South Island. Jet boating trips can be found through out the North Island & South Island, suitable for all ages & enjoyed the whole year round. Sit back, buckle yourself in & feel the acceleration & 360 degree spins surrounded by NZ stunning scenery. AWESOME FUN !!
Jet Boating in New Zealand is a Kiwi thing, developed in the 1950s by New Zealand farmer William (Bill) Hamilton, to allow navigation of the shallow Canterbury rivers. However, enterprising New Zealanders soon realised its potential as an adventure activity.
Jet boating is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness and can be enjoyed the whole year round. You get all the thrill of a rollercoaster ride, but you’re surrounded by beautiful scenery. Plus it’s a great way to cool off.
So where’s the best place for it?
Xtreme Jet Bay of Islands is Paihia’s newest and fastest thrill ride. Enjoy an absolute trip of a life time while enjoying speeds of up to 80km with twists, turns & spins that will make you scream with laughter!
The tour heads out towards the historic village of Russell and then to the inner part of the Bay of Islands viewing some of the bays most beautiful beaches. Enjoy adrenaline pumping high-speed fishtailing manoeuvres, 360 degree spins and power brakes making the experience a fast and fun adventure for everyone.
Jet boating is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness and can be enjoyed the whole year round. Sit back, buckle yourself in & feel the acceleration & 360 degree spins surrounded by the Bay of Islands stunning scenery.
Jet is an adventure tourism activity for thrill seekers to see Auckland City a different way, on an exhilarating 35-minute jet boat ride on the Waitemata Harbour. Combining adrenaline pumping high-speed manoeuvre’s with spectacular scenic locations, arcing fishtails, spins and power brakes make the experience a fast and fun adventure. Traveling at high speeds in excess of 50 knots the journey takes you beneath the iconic Auckland harbour bridge stopping to catch a breath at significant landmarks including the Chelsea Sugar Factory and the tree lined cliffs of Kauri Point.
Book a 30min Jet Tour on Lake Rotorua and experience the excitement and exhilaration of one of the areas most popular adventure activities. Feel the rush and the power as our V8’s push you through the water at approximately 80 km/hr, while our professional drivers thrill you with speed, spins and adrenalin.
Visit iconic landmarks such as Kawaha Point, Mokoia Island and Sulphur Bay and learn the history of the area, the people and the events that have shaped this special place into the cultural and event capital of New Zealand.
Can you handle speed surges of up to 100kph in the blink of an eye? Then the ‘Agrojet’ jet-sprint experience is for you. Experience the G-force sensation as one of our professional drivers takes you in one of New Zealand’s fastest jet boats over a high octane sprint course. Like a Ferrari on water, you will be left breathless after you have weaved around islands and finished with with an exhilarating 360 degree spin.
At NZ Riverjet we specialise in the extra ordinary Jet Boating experience. With tours ranging from 1 hour to 5.5 hours, we offer our clients the opportunity to experience a true, kiwi, iconic adventure. Take in the wonders of Orakei Korako, rated as one of the world’s top 5 Geothermal Parks or conquer The Squeeze, one of NZ’s highest rated Jet boat Excursions. All tours include guided stopovers, incredible destinations and a 30 min thrill ride. 5 Star Trip Advisor Activity.
Jet Boat down the Waikato River through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge on your way down to Orakei Korako, one of New Zealand’s most popular geothermal attractions. Orakei Korako feels like another world with its array of brightly coloured terraces, bubbling mud, steaming geysers, hidden caves and silica terraces. Be among the select few who have been able to get up close to a slice of New Zealand scenery.
Hukafalls Jet in Taupo offers a unique combination of thrills, excitement and natural beauty. Thrilling customers since 1990, Hukafalls Jet is a must-do experience. Nobody gets you closer to the mighty Huka Falls!
This half hour of thrills, fun and excitement takes you along the beautiful Waikato River, lined with native bush, sheer rock cliff face and hot water streams. You’ll travel in one of our state of the art jet boats at an incredible 80km an hour to the magnificent Huka Falls to get incredible water-level views. Along the way our trademark 360 degree spins will leave you with a beaming smile and a heart pumping with adrenaline.
The Rapids jet boat is a unique experience to Lake Taupo and New Zealand because these guys jet boat White Water Rapids! Taupo’s Waikato River and Huka Falls provide the water, Rapids Jet provides the fun. Shoot through the narrow canyon on crystal clear waters, surf the pressure waves of Nga Awa Purua Rapids and hold on for the spins! as Rapids Jet navigates the Waikato’s biggest rapids for commercial jet boats.
Climb aboard one of our River Sharks, a Chevy powered V8 Jet Boat and take a thrilling 40 minute ride on the mighty Buller River, race amongst the amazing pink granite rock canyons at up to 85 kph. Charge into the big volume white water Earthquake rapids right in the heart of historic gold mining country. Then get ready when the driver signals for some high speed 360 degree spins. Discover the tranquill clear pools were you can spot for trout and listen to the birdsong , take some photo’s then hang on again for some more action packed adventure.
Amuri Jet will give you the ride of your life and the opportunity to experience what jet boating is really all about. Join us for an exciting, thrilling and adrenaline pumping jet boat ride on the Waiau River, following the contours of the steep canyon walls and taking in the shallow river braids all with a backdrop of the beautiful mountains of Hanmer Springs. Watch out as the boat zooms past the cliff faces with inches to spare and experience the famous Hamilton spin (360 degrees spin).
Hanmer Springs Attractions offers you the outdoor adventure activities that New Zealand is famous for in the natural environment of Hanmer Springs, just 90 minutes from Christchurch.
Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Waiau River on this 60 minute, exhilarating jet boat adventure reaching speeds of roughly 90 km with plenty of the famous 360 degree Hamilton Spins. 24 km of narrow gorges, braided shallows and white water rapids. Our Hanmer Springs jet boat can turn on its own length, its powerful twin V8 engines allow it to manoeuvre in the most incredible manner instantly changing direction and travelling on ankle-deep water.
Tekapo Jet is the only licensed jet boat operation on Lake Tekapo and provides one of the most spectacular ways to view the captivating beauty of Lake Tekapo.
Your magical journey on Tekapo Jet starts from Pines Beach on the southern shores of the lake. following a safety brief and fitted out with spray cloaks and lifejackets. Our Jet boat trip takes us up the lake and around Motuariki Island. Here you will be treated to gorgeous views of ancient glacial valleys and remote high country sheep stations in the distance. You will also stop at some of Lake Tekapo’s iconic landmarks such as the Church of Good Shepherd that was built in 1935.
Waiatoto River Safaris will take you on an incredible ‘world first’ jet boat adventure from the sea to the mountains exploring the South-West New Zealand World Heritage Area. Included in the trip is an exhilarating jet boat ride, magical, breathtaking scenery and an optional beech forest walk.
This premier 2.25 hour eco-jet boat adventure will propel you from the ocean to the mountains.
Let us take you on a personal wilderness journey deep into the ‘timeless land’ of the Makarora and Wilkin Valleys, a special place with rugged ice carved mountains, and ancient river valleys. From fast paced shallow water jet boating and thrilling scenic helicopter rides to classic backcountry walks, or combining all three for a great value Fly-Walk-Jetboat Combo, the internationally reknown – “Siberia and other Wilderness Adventure” a ‘must do’ for any visitor. Embrace the region’s rich history and stunning natural beauty with knowledgable locals. We have been established since 1968 are the only commercial operator permitted to operate on the Wilkin River.
This is more than just a jet boat ride our ‘Jetboat and Wilderness Walk tour’ will take you on an exciting wilderness adventure amongst the spectacular scenery of Mount Aspiring National Park, past towering mountains, glaciers, stunning waterfalls and Lord of the Rings film locations.…
Once we are deep in the wilderness of the New Zealand mountains we will leave the jet boat for a 50 minute walk giving you the opportunity to appreciate nature like never before. Follow mountain streams and walk through ancient beech forests a great taste of real New Zealand wilderness
Let Go Jets Wanaka take you on an exhilarating jetboat ride down the mighty Clutha River. This thrilling jet boat trip will take you on a breathtaking journey over Lake Wanaka, under the historic Luggate and Albert Town bridges and all the way through to Devils Nook. Experience adrenalin pumping 360 degree spins on the fast flowing waters of New Zealand’s highest volume river. With numerous camera stops along the way, you’ll also have the opportunity to soak up and capture Wanaka’s spectacular scenery. An unforgettable adventure that’s suitable for the whole family…
Experience Queenstown’s untouched and pristine rivers as your jet boat journey takes you down the historic Kawarau and famous Shotover rivers as you jet boat traverses you through a theatre of New Zealand’s most stunning landscapes
Queenstown’s Go Orange Jet delivers a jet boat experience of a whole hour of on-water thrills with 360º spins, skimming the water at exciting speeds of up to 95 kmph and going the furthest distance of 47km, and delightfully complemented by our storytelling commentary by our skippers. The one hour trip is the ultimate Queenstown jet boating adventure – our highly skilled drivers are a fine blend of personality, skill and professionalism. And the boat is equipped with twin V8 engines delivering 820 horse power taking you further down the world-famous Kawarau River than any other jet boat company.
This is the ultimate adrenaline fuelled activity and fun for all ages. The 43-kilometre, hour-long Jet boating experience will be one of the highlights of your time in Queenstown. Every hour on the hour from 9am to 6pm, step off Queenstown’s Main Town Pier and onto a big yellow KJet boat for your unforgettable Jet boating experience. Leave down town Queenstown in your wake as you power into the channels of two of New Zealand’s most scenic waterways; The Kawarau & Shotover rivers! Skimming over the pure waters of Lake Wakatipu taking in stunning views of the Remarkables Mountain range, we follow the beautiful willow lined Kawarau River, before pursuing the shallower waters and fast moving braids of the famous Shotover River.
Set in the heart of one of New Zealand’s most historic gold-mining regions, Goldfields Jet is a fun & unique action packed jet boat ride on the mighty Kawarau River one of New Zealand most spectacular high volume rivers. Our specially designed jet boats and highly trained drivers will take you on an unforgettable 40-minute ride through the Kawarau Gorge that includes an extensive commentary on the history of the area and other points of interest.
From our base the trip heads south down the river into the shallow braded waters of the Bannokburn arm. The trip then heads up the river and into the spectacular Kawarau gorge. As the river narrows the rapids begin to form, stopping at the foot of the mighty Staircase rapid before returning down river to Goldfields Jet Base finishing with our unique 360-degree spin.
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Your Wilderness Jet is an exhilarating and spectacular journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park with the only jet boat operator allowed on the Dart River. Experience a unique combination of breath taking scenery and exciting jet boating on braided, glacier fed rivers. Learn from your guide about the areas history, walk amongst the ancient beech forest, unchanged for 80 million years, and pass by scenes used in the Lord of the Rings movies to illustrate Middle Earth. An authentic New Zealand experience to an untouched world. This is one of the very best Jet Boats Trips in the World, a genuine foray into the heart and soul of New Zealand
Power deep into Skippers Canyon on New Zealand’s greatest jet boat adventure, ‘Skippers Canyon Jet’. Experience unbeatable value as you are taken on a spectacular guided tour of Skippers Canyon followed by a thrilling jet boat ride through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River. Our highly skilled jet boat drivers manoeuvre the boat just inches from the sheer canyon walls and keep the excitement levels high with speeds in excess of 80kmh and a series of full 360 degree spins. Race through an imposing canyon stacked high with dramatic rock and hold your breath as your driver navigates past towering canyon walls and precipitous cliff faces.
Longest, Most Daring and Exhiliarating Jet Boat Trip In New Zealand. Jet Boat across Fiordland’s Lake Hauroko and down the Wairaurahiri River – 27 Kms of Grade 3 Rock Strewn Whitewater Rapids to the Wild South Coast and Return.
Aboard the Jet you will speed over Lake Hauroko and then dive into the intake of the Wairaurahiri River – one of New Zealands most remote and untouched rivers. Unique and secluded, the river flows through Virgin Beech forest that is over 1 million years old. A spectacular jet boat experience that is an ultimate combination of thrilling jetboating and natural surrounding.
Along the way you will speed past bush clad banks and through rock strewn rapids. This is a journey deep into the Southern Wilderness of Fiordland. You also have the option of a short walk over the Wairaurahiri Swingbridge into the ancient temperate rainforest.
Fiordland Jet is all about fun and experiences. Jump onboard an incredible experience of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park and be completely wowed by the simply stunning scenery of this World Heritage location. Your adventure begins in Te Anau and combines adventure and excitement with spectacular scenery including Lord of the Rings locations. Besides the unbelievable excitement of the jet boat ride, you will also be informed of the amazing history and geography of this stunning area, by your highly-skilled jet boat driver & guide.
The Fiordland outdoors company offers a quintessentially New Zealand experience. An adventure that combines two great kiwi classics – fly fishing and jet boating – Perfect for friends, families, curious first timers and experienced anglers who want to enjoy and experience an extraordinary adventure amongst Fiordland’s great outdoors.