Queenstown’s original Jet boat ride

KJet, the first adventure activity to launch in Queenstown back in 1958, offers 60 minutes of jet boating on Lake Wakatipu, Kawarau River and the Shotover River. 

Everything you need to know

  • 60 minute thrilling jet boat ride
  • A wild ride on the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers plus across Lake Wakatipu
  • Departs from the centre of Queenstown
  • Heaps of 360° spins with 360° views

Departing from the centre of Queenstown, enjoy speeds of up to 90 kilometres per hour as you race across Lake Wakatipu to the Kawarau River. You’ll need to hold on tight as there’s plenty of 360° degree spins along the way.

Enjoy the wild ride as you zoom under the Kawarau Dam onto the crystal clear waters of the Kawarau River before racing up the Shotover River skimming over water that’s less than 5cm deep in places.

With heaps of thrilling 360° spins throughout the trip be prepared to get wet, but if you want to stay dry don’t worry, we’ve got waterproof jackets available.

Book KJet today and experience the world’s first commercial jet boat ride!

Time Tripper takes you back to the beginning on a journey through time and legend, where you can experience 90 million years in just 30 minutes!
Travel back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth, learn about how Lake Wakatipu was carved out by a giant glacier and experience the adventure activities you can do in Queenstown, all from the comfort of your seat.

Find Time Tripper on Queenstown’s Main Town Pier, Open 9am – 7pm, 365 days a year.

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1 October 2019 - 30 April 2020

9.00am - 5.00pm - departs every hour, on the hour.$135$69


1 May 2019 - 30 September 2019

10.00am - 4.00pm - departs every hour, on the hour.$135$69

Route Map

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What to Bring

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In summer, you’ll need sunglasses and sunscreen. In winter, it pays to dress warmly, including jackets, hats and gloves. Life jackets are provided along with optional waterproof jackets. Cameras are welcome, but at your own risk.