April 22, 2019

Queenstown: Kawarau Jet Services Holdings Limited T/A KJet Queenstown is excited to be involved in the redevelopment of the existing Frankton Marina into the ‘Queenstown Marina’, due for completion in mid to late 2019.

The Marina, located on Frankton Road, has for a long time been home to KJet’s operations base and is a popular departure point for large groups. KJet is able to offer exclusive charters for small to large groups of up to 140 passengers at one time and 500 passengers on a rotational basis.

For KJet, the redevelopment opportunity means the addition of a new reservations, check in and retail centre with a brand new external bathroom block, ample coach parking, coach wash facilities and a driver rest area.  

Company Director Shaun Kelly is delighted about the addition to the business. “We’ve been able to cater for large groups for some time now” says Kelly “however the revitalised Marina project will now offer a more streamline experience for tour groups, exclusive charters and conference and incentive groups. Guests will be able to grab a coffee before or after their Jet boat trip, and watch private and commercial boats come and go, making their experience with us that little bit more special. Coach Drivers and Tour Guides are also well catered for in our new centre”.

New food and beverage outlets are included in the project, and with the existing Frankton walking and cycling track winding through the Marina, the location will be a popular destination for visitors and locals.

KJet Queenstown pioneered and is the only Jet boat operator in New Zealand that is able to offer an airport transfer service by Jet boat across Lake Wakatipu. The Marina redevelopment further adds to the suite of services and bespoke experiences available to groups.   

The business was started in 1958 as Kawarau Jet Services, and has recently celebrated 60 years of being the world’s first commercial Jet boating company, operating from the Main Town Pier, Central Queenstown since 1960.

For any further information and updates please visit our website or contact:

Ginny Goding Wallace
Sales and Marketing, Conference and Incentive Manager
027 442 9917

Julie Pine Parker
International Sales Manager
021 245 7764