Invented in the 1950's by a Kiwi Farmer Bill Hamilton, jet boats were designed to easily navigate the shallow waters of the Canterbury rivers. However someone then realised they could make on hell of a ride for tourists! Flying down canyons missing the rocks by mere centimetres is one hell of a rush.
11 Jet Boating Companies in NZ
Supercharged 35 minute trip
Auckland Adventure Jet (Auckland)
Hukafalls Jet in Taupo is the only jet boat company permitted to take you to the base of the mighty Huka Falls.
Skippers Canyon Jet
Taken on a spectacular guided tour of Skippers Canyon via the infamous Skippers Road
Our Jet boats and highly trained drivers will take you on an unforgettable 40-minute ride through the Kawarau Gorge.
Join us as we jet the entire length of Hanmer's spectacular Waiau Gorge following the contours of the steep canyon walls.
Luxmore Jet operates scenic jetboat tours on the Upper Waiau River which flows between Lake Te Anau and beautiful Lake Manapouri.
Your Wilderness Jet trip is an exhilarating and spectacular journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park.
The world-famous Queenstown jet boat ride, Shotover Jet is the ultimate in water sports excitement.