Queenstown: Shotover Jet
The water and scenery are amazing down in the canyons where they take you in the Shotover Jet. The jet itself is quite fun and the 360 degree turns are a little bit exhilarating, but I really don’t think it is worth the $120 they charge. It is only a 20 minute or so ride, it’s frigging freezing (heated handle bars my arse) and you’re not even allowed to take your camera (apparently this is due to an Asian who got his head sliced off whilst leaning out the boat to take a photo – a likely story). If you’ve ever been on a speed boat then I wouldn’t bother as bar going quite close to some rock walls it is really just a quick cruise in a motorised tinny. I do know a bunch of boys who recently went and did it and absolutely loved it, but they were from Bendigo, so it doesn’t say much.