World famous as the ultimate jet boat experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1965, and now it’s your turn! Take a unique breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow canyons, and hold on tight for Queenstown’s only exhilarating full 360 spins!
Some great South Island adventure activities to complement your tour or self-drive experiences in New Zealand.
Choose to depart from Kaiteriteri, Nelson, Queenstown, Makarora, Milford Sound or Wanaka.
Visit the Ancient Glaciers from Franz Josef, glacier hiking on Fox or Franz Josef is something that will easily make the highlights reel of your NZ trip. If you’ve got a bit more cash to splash combine it with a helicopter scenic tour and do the heli hike!
If you’re wanting to take the adrenaline down a few notches then head down to Milford Sound at the bottom of the South Island where you can soak up some more of the stunning scenery that people fall in love with in New Zealand. Spots like Mirror Lake are always a highlight and you’ll no doubt pack your camera full of goodness!
From Nelson's quiet streets head out to the most visited National Park in New Zealand- Abel Tasman. Abel Tasman is the smallest National Park in New Zealand but perfectly formed. A coastal paradise that you can walk through or explore by cruise boat, sailing catamaran, water taxi or sea kayak.
Book your South Island Activity today!
Only a 20 minute drive from Queenstown and your right in canyon country! A fun canyon, suitable for all ages and abilities! Enjoy natural slides and abseiling through waterfalls.... Absolutely awesome fun!! Suitable for 10 year plus.
This is a real New Zealand adventure! The chance to get up close and personal with an amazing activity in an amazing environment! Black Spur offers some awesome downclimbs, abseils up to 15 meters, and an 8 metre jump! (water levels pending, and don't worry, jumps are optional!)
The Funyak trip is truly unique – it’s the only experience of its type in the Queenstown region and is the most fun way to explore and experience every aspect of this amazing area. Our professional and friendly guides will take you on an inspiring adventure as you gently drift in your own Funyak.
Take a spectacular guided tour of Skippers Canyon via the infamous Skippers Road, followed by a thrilling jet boat ride through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River. You will discover a land rich in gold mining history and breathtaking scenery just a short distance from Queenstown. Skippers Canyon Jet is the must do jet boat trip in Queenstown.
Enjoy a Skippers Canyon Scenic Tour and Jetboat while you are in Queenstown. Experience the thrills of a high speed jet boat with the beauty of scenic tour of New Zealand
Experience 4 hours of unique New Zealand Wilderness Adventure by air, land & water. On this spectacular walk, a journey into Mount Aspiring World Heritage National Park & experience nature at its best.
Spectacular Milford Sound Cruise with transfers from Queenstown. Take a cruise on this Fiordland National Park. You’ll remember this as one of your best day trips in New Zealand!
Explore South Islands best National Park Abel Tasman by sailing and walking on this one day New Zealand tour from Kaiteriteri Beach.
Combine the Abel Tasman National Park's most popular activities with a water taxi cruise into the heart of the park to Anchorage Bay. Enjoy a 1.5 hour bush walk and then a leisurely sail back on the afternoon sea breeze.
Imagine ghosting along effortlessly through pristine waters while relaxing aboard a spacious catamaran, surrounded by secluded coves, beaches, islands and lush forest. Treat yourself to the only scheduled Full Day sailing tour in New Zealand's coastal paradise...The Abel Tasman National Park.
Get up close and personal with Milford's pristine environment on our small boat. Reach out and touch sheer rock cliffs and drink pure glacier water straight from the waterfalls, see seals sunning themselves on the rocks, dolphins riding the bow wave or spot rare Fiordland crested penguins.
Check out Milford's awe-inspiring scenery from our spacious observation lounges or large, outdoor viewing decks on one of our modern, purpose-built catamarans. Move freely around the boat and enjoy the comfort and stability that only a twin-hull vessel can provide.
Milford Sound is one of the must-see destinations in New Zealand. Tick one of NZ’s iconic destinations off your bucket list this year. Free food, beanbags, rip-roaring crew, wildlife, nature, free shower*... what else could you need? #ENOUGHSAID
Milford Sound Kayaking is a fabulous four-five hour of sea kayaking on New Zealand's iconic Milford Sound up close and personal. Milford Sound is one of most exceptional puddles to paddle in!
Great one day from Te Anau to visit Milford Sound the most famous highlight of New Zealand's South Island. Enjoy a small intimate cruise to see the pure glacial water from towering waterfalls and native wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins.
Double the adventure with our Cruise and Kayak Milford Sound Experience. This trip includes a Milford Sound cruise, entry to the Milford Underwater Observatory and 1-hour kayaking around sheltered Harrison Cove. Kayak through crystal clear waters in one of the most majestic part of the world!
Departing daily from Te Anau and connecting through to our midday cruise on Milford Sound.
Get out amongst it! Kayaking within this World Heritage area is an unbelievable experience. Feel alive gliding alongside massive vertical cliffs, take photos underneath rugged snow-capped peaks and admire our abundant rainforest while keeping a keen eye out for any wildlife.