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Goldfields Jet 2018 Limited

40 Minute Jet Boat Experience on the Kawarau River with Goldfields Jet

40 minutes

Large group

Free Cancellation

What to Expect

A spectacular jet boat ride on the mighty Kawarau River through the heart of one of New Zealand’s most historic gold-mining regions. Our specially designed jet boats and highly trained drivers will take you on an unforgettable 40-minute ride through the Kawarau Gorge. Power-to-weight, these 13-seater V8 powered 4.8 metre pocket rockets leave many of the Queenstown boats in their spray. With their small size and stonking big 8.2 litre Chevy motors, the Goldfields Jet fleet of boats are more exciting in multiple high speed 360 degree spins and skim faster past sheer rock walls of the Kawarau Gorge.



Navigate the shallow, braided waters of the Bannockburn arm at epic speeds, power up stream through the breathtakingly narrow Kawarau Gorge, racing past canyon walls before arriving at the base of the impressive staircase rapids. The only ride to offer shallow water and deep rapids in one adrenaline filled hit, with multiple 360 spins!


  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Professionally trained driver
  • Full length spray coats & life jackets
  • Free Parking
  • Please Check in 30 minutes before your booked departure time
  • Free Entry into Highlands Museum
  • 10% off Highlands Motorsport products with jet boat booking


  • Transportation to/from attractions

Additional information

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • If you are in a wheelchair please inform our staff so we can arrange an alternative pick up
  • Refunds will not be issued if activity is missed due to late/non arrival of customer to activity.
  • Children must be 5 years & older and weigh over 22kgs. Children must also be accompanied by an adult.
  • Near public transportation
  • Goldfields Jet operates in most weather conditions please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


$130.93 NZD

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