Shotover Jet — 12th March

From the moment the accelerator hits the floor, your adrenaline hits the roof as you power through the Shotover River and deep into the Shotover River canyons. It will immediately become clear why this activity was chosen from the hundreds of options to showcase Queenstown to the Royal couple William and Kate when they visited Queenstown.

It's an amazing ride, as the Shotover Canyon walls tower over you and your driver skilfully whips the boat past rocky outcrops, and skims around the crags and boulders. Rock faces blur in your peripheral vision, the opaque water sprays into myriads of white crystals with every turn. You grip the safety rail for comfort and reassurance and then let out a whoop of excitement as the driver spins the boat around in its boat length — wow; you have just experienced the 'trademark' Shotover Jet 360 degree spin! You will stop briefly to catch your breath while your driver points out landmarks or points of interest.

Spray jackets will keep most of the water off and lifejackets are provided along with a safety briefing. We recommend sunglasses to protect your eyes but make sure to leave your cap in the free onsite lockers as it may fly off!

Price: $159 per person
Trip timings: Check in at Station Building in the centre of Queenstown at 10am. Return to town at approximately 11.45ann
Transport: Your trip includes a complimentary return shuttle bus from central Queenstown
What to bring: Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, warm outer layer supportive footwear, small bag and camera (carried at own risk)
Gear provided: Life jackets and spray jackets

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