Regardless of your age or propensity for adventure, you have to go up the Skyline Gondola when you visit Queenstown. It’s a little terrifying if you don’t have a head for heights, but it’s totally worth it when you get to the top. The views are simply stunning. Pretty much every iconic photo of Queenstown you’ve ever seen was taken from the observation deck at the top of the gondola.
Skippers Canyon Jet is the most extreme Jet Boat ride on offer in Queenstown. Even the bus ride into the canyon is terrifying. Like Shotover Canyon but narrower, and harder to get to to. This is a true adventure and not for the faint of heart. Or those who are scared of heights. The boat reaches speeds of 80 kph which doesn’t sound much until you see how narrow it gets.
55 kms of Trails – 3 Backcountry Huts – Snowshoeing – Cross Country Skiing – Dog Sledding
Go Orange operates from the Steamer wharf in Queenstown so no need to bus anywhere. It’s just straight into the boat and away. Go Orange Jet Boating Experiences come in 25 minute or 60 minute. If you can go the 60 minutes as you have more time for the fun stuff. With boats leaving every 1/2 hour you’ll find a way to fit this into your day.
Jet Boating is a must do activity when visiting Queenstown. It’s absolutely thrilling, and suitable for almost anyone to enjoy. So find the right operator and book a ride for you and your family. It’s a great way to see the lakes and rivers, a fun way to transport yourself around AND/OR a terrifying thrill ride.
KJet is the original jet boat experience in Queenstown. They’ve been offer commercial Jet Boat rides since 1958. KJet operate a fleet of 8 Jet Boats so are able to offer private charters, and even Airport transfers, as well as offering regular thrill rides from their Queenstown base.
The Shotover Jet is one of the oldest and best jet boat experiences in Queenstown. They’ve been terrifying tourists since 1965. Offering exhilarating rides through the Shotover Canyon reaching speeds of over 85 kph. Shotover Jet is the only operator with access to the Shotover Canyon.
8 Mountain Ranges – Over 400 Runs
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17 Mountain Ranges – Over 800 Runs – Largest Terrain Area
500m Vertical Fall – 730 hectares – 1 Luxury Snowcat
11 Mountain Ranges – Over 200 Peaks
– 3000 square kilometres
Queenstown is the best place in the Southern Hemisphere to go skiing. For visitors from the northern hemisphere – ski season in Queenstown runs from June to October. It’s winter down here when it’s summer in the northern hemisphere. Queenstown is a proper mountain town in New Zealand’s Southern Alps. There’s 4 large commercial Ski… Continue reading Skiing & Snowboarding
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