What you need to know

What to bring

  • Winter – Warm clothing, warm hats, gloves, sunglasses
  • Summer – Sunscreen, Sunglasses
  • N.B this is a outdoor activity so please dress accordingly.


  • For safety reasons we do not carry children under the age of 5 years old and must be over 22kgs
  • Handheld devices are not permitted aboard the jet boat (head, wrist or chest mounted are fine)
  • Please speak to one of our staff if you are pregnant or have any medical conditions including back or neck related injuries.
  • Wheelchair access is limited at our base at the Goldfields Mining Centre; however, we do have an access point that we can arrange alternative pick up. Please call or email ahead to let us know so we can arrange this at no extra cost.

Transport Options

You will be required to be at the Goldfields Jet base 15 minutes before your scheduled departure. Goldfields Jet is located at the Goldfields Mining Centre in the Kawarau Gorge five minutes’ drive from Cromwell 40 Minutes from Queenstown and 40 minutes’ drive from Wanaka.

Shuttle service
Transport provided from Ritchies bus services from Queenstown and Wanaka and is $35 per adult return and $20 per child return. If you have any questions please email us at [email protected] or call 0800 GOLD JET

Operating times & weather conditions

Goldfields Jet operates every day of the year (river and weather conditions permitting) expect Christmas Day!

How to get to Goldfields Jet

goldfields location mapGoldfields Jet is situated in the Kawarau Gorge on State Highway 6. Leaving from Queenstown head toward Cromwell on State Highway 6. Leaving from Wanaka head toward Cromwell, going past Cromwell and Mrs Jones Fruit stall we are two minutes up the road from Mrs Jones’

What we provide

  • Spray coats (optional)
  • Life jackets (mandatory)
  • Free Lockers to store your belongs during your experience
  • Free car and coach parking
  • Photos & videos available of your experience to purchase
  • Toilets onsite
  • Plenty of outdoor space to sit and enjoy the surrounds and watch the jet boat

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