The driver comes within millimetres of the canyon walls - in fact he touches it twice - at great speed in just inches of water. 360 degree turns, bouncing in our own wake. Got very wet!
The 360 degree turns are best, and some of the close shaves with the rock. It does occur to me that even the best rally drievrs make errors of judgement at times.
Jetboats differ from other boats in that they use an internal propeller (impeller) for propulsion.
Water is drawn in through an inlet in the bottom of the boat, then driven out through the rear with great force, thus thrusting the boat forward. Steering, braking and reverse is done much in the same way as a jet aircraft using deflectors and thrust buckets.
In town we meet the Shotover Jet people at The Station and are taken to the start of the ride. We don waterproofs and life jackets, then board the jet boat. We have brought our own jackets and waterproof trousers, having been warned that you get very wet.
Queenstown has cool place to ski/snowboard, The ski field isnt to far from the city and prices is reasonable.
Equipment: I suggest that if you want to rent your clothes , do it in Downtown , because the price in the mountain is more expensive.
Jump off the top of Ben Lomond Scenic Reserve and Paraglide into Queenstown below. The ride takes about 15-20 minutes. Your tandem instructor would give you a few short instructions to follow and you are all set for the jump. Costs $185 NZD per jump and it is totally worth it.
Equipment: No equipment needed. It is all provided.
If you're planning to spend the ski season in and around Queenstown it's a good idea to buy your ski pass early, as they are much cheaper this way. There are three ski companies around Queenstown:
http://www.nzski.com (Coronet Peak and Remarkables)
luge rides anyone ? these rides can actually be found in Rotorua and Queenstown. going down this track in a little car like and the brakes is in your hands !
the photo taken is of one of my friends whom i met while in the south island.
you will have to wear a safety helmet which is provided.
Queenstown is great for extreme sports. Bungy jumping, skydiving, mountain biking, white water rafting, and other sports are all widely available. Skiing and hiking are also popular here.
It was the craziest and the most exciting thing I have ever done, of my God.. Hows I did DO this- 43 mt from Kawarau Bridge-
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