Water

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.

Skippers Canyon Jet

Skippers Canyon Jet

Experience New Zealand's greatest jet boating adventure with the only company permitted to operate in the world famous Skippers Canyon....

Rafting

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...

Packrafting Queenstown

Packrafting Queenstown

Packrafting is the ultimate combo activity. After a stunning drive to the Northern end of lake Wakatipu you'll escape the...

Canyoning & River Surfing

Serious Fun River Surfing

Serious Fun River Surfing

Come Riverboarding on the Kawarau River, home of river surfing, with the world's pioneering company. Ride grade...

Upcoming Events

Queenstown Winter Festival 2017

Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival

21 June 2018 - in 27 hours
The Riverboarding World Championships 2018

The Riverboarding World Championships 2018

22 October 2018 9:00am - in 4 months