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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

Auckland Adventure Jet
Supercharged 35 minute trip
Auckland Adventure Jet (Auckland)
We offer jet boat tours on the Auckland Harbour, taking passengers for spins and tricks out on the water.
  • jet boat goes in excess of 50 knots and is powered by twin engines at 300 horse power each
  • stops at significant landmarks including the tree lined cliffs of Kauri Point
Goldfields Jet
Goldfields Jet
Our Jet boats and highly trained drivers will take you on an unforgettable 40-minute ride through the Kawarau Gorge.
Queenstown
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Amuri Jet
Amuri Jet
Join us as we jet the entire length of Hanmer's spectacular Waiau Gorge following the contours of the steep canyon walls.
Hamner Springs
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KJet Queenstown
Kjet Queenstown
KJet Queenstown is the must-do New Zealand Jet boating experience.
Queenstown
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Hukafalls Jet
Hukafalls Jet
Hukafalls Jet in Taupo is the only jet boat company permitted to take you to the base of the mighty Huka Falls.
Taupo
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Shotover Jet
Shotover Jet
The world-famous Queenstown jet boat ride, Shotover Jet is the ultimate in water sports excitement.
Queenstown
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Luxmore Jet
Luxmore Jet
Luxmore Jet operates scenic jetboat tours on the Upper Waiau River which flows between Lake Te Anau and beautiful Lake Manapouri.
Fiordland
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Skippers Canyon Jet
Skippers Canyon Jet
Taken on a spectacular guided tour of Skippers Canyon via the infamous Skippers Road
Queenstown
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Kawarau Jet Rotorua
Kawarau Jet Rotorua
Visit Kawaha Point, Mokoia Island and Sulphur Bay whilst our professional drivers thrill you with speed, spins and adrenalin.
Rotorua
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Wilderness Jet
Wilderness Jet
Your Wilderness Jet trip is an exhilarating and spectacular journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park.
Queenstown
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Wairaurahiri Jet
Wairaurahiri Jet
94 Kms of jet boating into the heart of Fiordland National Park and back.
West Coast
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