Goldfields Jet

40 Minute Jet Boat in Kawarau Gorge

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  • 40 minute spectacular jet boat ride
  • Extensive commentary
  • Speed through amazing scenery of NZ
  • Available all year round
  • Experience Kawarau River
  • Enjoy exhilarating 360 degree spins
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Take a spectacular 40 minute Jet Boat Ride along the Kawarau River to discover the Kawarau Gorge and the history of the region. Enjoy all the thrills, twists, turns and 360 degree spins as you navigate up and down the river!

The jet boat ride zips past sheer rock cliff faces, giant boulders and into the shallower waters of Bannokburn. After viewing the beautiful Kawarau Gorge, the ride then speeds to the mighty ‘Staircase’ Rapid before finishing the journey with some fun 360 degree spins.

The Kawarau Gorge is located 40 minutes drive from Queenstown to the historic gold mining town. Jet boating tours depart daily at 11 am or 2pm which make it a great morning or afternoon activity to add to your itinerary. Full length, protective spray jackets and life jackets are provided but you should dress appropriately and expect to get wet!

Don't miss out on a jet boat ride like no other with spectacular scenery. Book your Kawarau River Jet Boat Ride online today!


  • Spectacular 40 Minute Jet Boat Ride on the Kawarau River
  • Full length, protective spray jackets and life jackets
  • Extensive commentary on the history of the area
  • Head south down the river into the shallow waters of Bannokburn
  • Speed through the river and into the spectacular Kawarau gorge
  • Stop at the foot of the mighty Staircase rapid
  • Finish the trip with an unique 360-degree spin


  • Tours depart daily at 10am, 12pm and 2pm


  • 40 minutes


  • Located at 803 Kawarau Gorge Rd, State Highway 6 (SH6), Cromwell, New Zealand
  • Situated at the eastern end of the spectacular Kawarau gorge, 40 minutes drive from Queenstown on state highway 6

What To Bring

  • Warm clothes is recommended in winter
  • Casual footwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses

Additional Information

  • Children under 5years old and must be over 22kgs
  • We have Heated handrails
  • 100% Safety record

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
Remember to wear warm clothes in the winter time and get ready for an exhilarating 40 minute jet boat ride along the Kawarau River!
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