Water activities

Kiwis love the water and here in Queenstown we're spoilt for choice.

Jet boating is the most popular activity, but there's also white water rafting, kayaking, waterboarding, waterskiing... the list goes on! 

Southern Lakes and rivers

  • Lake Wakatipu - scenic cruises
  • Lake Wanaka - scenic cruises
  • Lake Hayes - photographic value, fishing, sailing and swimming
  • Lake Hawea - jet boating, swimming and fishing
  • Shotover River - jet boating and white water rafting
  • Kawarau River - jet boating and white water rafting
  • Clutha River - jet boating and fishing

Find out more about fishing here or book a cruise here

For all other watery activities, read on!

Jet boating

Shotover Jet

Shotover Jet

Experience the thrill and excitement of a Shotover Jet ride.


Queenstown Rafting

Queenstown Rafting

Operating since 1974, Queenstown Rafting was New Zealand's very first commercial rafting company and has grown to become the country's...

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