Two Rivers, Twice The Excitement

Kawarau Jet (KJet) is New Zealand’s Original Jet boat ride. Based in Queenstown, we’ve been operating since 1958. And are proud to be known as the world’s first commercial Jet boat operator.

As a family owned business our aim is to give every guest a memorable experience. We enjoy sharing stories and sights that only our slice of New Zealand offers. Our focus is to deliver a value-for-money, friendly and exciting Jet boat ride. All of our trips take place on the scenic waterways of Queenstown, ensuring at all times the safety and comfort of our passengers.

Our current fleet consists of eight boats, offering a range of Jet boat rides to suit thrill seekers and families alike. We have the largest Jet boat capacity in New Zealand. This means we can offer exclusive private charters, providing space for up to 140 people at one time.

Responsible Tourism Mission Statement

At KJet we’re committed to delivering a world class New Zealand visitor experience for all our customers. Our environmental consciousness commits us to engage the most technologically advanced and efficiency oriented configuration of vessel.

Our operating systems are designed to support sustainable environmental practices from procurement to recycling of used plant and materials.

We respect the natural environs in which we operate and are privileged to share them with our guests.

We are also thrilled to have been awarded Qualmark Gold in January 2021 for the third year in a row. A Qualmark Gold Award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand, with the delivery of exceptional customer experiences an integral part of everything they do.  

e support the Tiaki Promise. This is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now, and for future generations and we encourage you to do so too:

While travelling in New Zealand I will:
Care for land, sea and nature, treading lightly and leaving no trace.
Travel safely, showing care and consideration for all.
Respect culture travelling with an open heart and mind.

Qualmark Gold Jet boating sustainable tourism   KJet Supports Tiaki Promise