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18th October 2021
Posted under: Pānui

Shotover Jet gifts free trips to essential workers

Essential workers in Queenstown have been gifted free Shotover Jet rides as a way of recognising their contribution on the frontlines. Jet Boat Operations General Manager Jolanda Cave says Shotover Jet wants to do everything it can to recognise those helping the country through the COVID-19 pandemic and response. “We’ve all been helped so much…

8th September 2020
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The Station acquisition further cements Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s commitment to Queenstown

Ngāi Tahu Tourism has taken full ownership of The Station booking and information hub in central Queenstown as it looks to create a presence for its reopened tourism experiences, including Shotover Jet. The Station, on the corner of Shotover and Camp streets in the town centre, has been a highly visible part of Queenstown’s tourism…

7th August 2020
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Ngāi Tahu Tourism receives STAPP funding

Ngāi Tahu Tourism has received a total of $1.95 million in grants from the Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme (STAPP) for four of its businesses, including the Dark Sky Project joint venture. Franz Josef Glacier Guides and Hot Pools, Dark Sky Project in Takapō (Tekapo) and the National Kiwi Hatchery in Rotorua each received $500,000,…

3rd July 2020
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Queenstown’s Shotover Jet reopens

Shotover Jet has returned to the Kimiākau (Shotover River), with dozens of New Zealanders kicking off the school holidays with a thrilling jet boat ride. The attraction is the only jet boating experience that can access the spectacular Shotover Canyons, with its twin-engine machines reaching speeds of 90 kilometres per hour and performing spins in…

28th May 2020
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Hukafalls Jet and Shotover Jet set to reopen

Two Ngāi Tahu Tourism businesses are set to soon reopen – Hukafalls Jet in Taupō and Shotover Jet in Queenstown. Due to the significant impacts of COVID-19, operations at 10 of Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s 11 businesses had been temporarily paused beyond the nationwide lockdown until conditions allowed them to reopen. The jetboating attractions are the…

A Happy Investment

I still recall the middle-aged American’s line, a half-joke thrown into the wind as our boat flew down the Shotover Gorge at 85 kilometres an hour. “I think,” he said, “I just wet my pants.” I remember vividly, too, our driver, an ice-cool Slavic type in a black roll-neck and leather driving gloves, whose insouciant demeanour spoke of either competence or recklessness, depending on how you felt about being driven within centimetres of the canyon rocks.

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