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Shotover Jet Drivers Clock up Significant Trip Milestone

13 January 2016

Nick Simpson, 41, who has worked for Shotover Jet for over 13 years, clocked up 15,000 trips through the famous Shotover Canyons, and 37-year-old Mike Topp, a driver with the company for the past decade, reached his 10,000th trip.

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Queenstown Adventure Activities

8 January 2016

Thanks to its amazing location, Queenstown is able to offers a range of fun, fast, adrenaline-fuelled activities, from jet boating along the braided Dart River and through the tight Shotover canyons, to 43m bungy jumps off the historic Kawarau Bridge, Heli Ice-Climbing and skydiving.

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Shotover Jet’s Golden Anniversary

13 November 2015

An early Hamilton jet, similar to the boats used by the pioneering Melhop brothers, Harold and Alan, founders of Shotover Jet Services in 1965, was accompanied by the very first alloy ‘Big Red’ fully restored to its original 1976 glory. 

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Queenstown’s Shotover Jet drivers get into spirit of 50 years birthday celebration with retro uniforms

3 November 2015

Queenstown’s Shotover Jet drivers get into spirit of 50 years birthday celebration with retro uniforms   Forget about Throwback Thursday – jet boat drivers at Queenstown’s iconic Shotover Jet are having a throwback couple of weeks.  As part of celebrations to mark a landmark 50 years in tourism, Shotover Jet’s...

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Wayne's World

30 October 2015

There are good life stories, and then there are BETTER life stories. 

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