Discovery Jet - Jet Boating - Methven Mt Hutt Guide NZ

Jet Boating

Jet boating can be experienced with Discovery Jet at the Rakaia Gorge, 15 minutes from Methven. You’ll need to hang on tight as our driver skillfully weaves the jet boat through the intricate network of braided river channels, skimming along stony banks and through gushing opalescent blue waters rich with salmon and trout.

As you journey through the gorge, the wind ripping through your hair and water spraying with every carefully-calculated twist and turn, soak in the dramatic scenery. Scrub covered hills give way to towering coal and limestone cliffs, in captivating hues of grey and brown, which have been carved out over millions of years.

Spot the shags sitting atop the cliffs, poised to dive on their unsuspecting prey, and marvel at the grandeur of the snow-capped Southern Alps. Scream with excitement as the driver spins the boats 360 degrees and the magnificent scenery blurs before your eyes

About Discovery Jet

Discovery Jet offers adrenalin filled thrill rides for the adventure seeker as well as scenic cruises for those just wanting to take in the scenery.

Their drivers know the Rakaia River better than anyone and will unveil to you all its treasures and provide you with access to spots others can only dream of. If you want time on your own, they can drop you off at one of the many remote islands or sandy beaches along the river where you can make your own fun, or simply sit and savour the tranquility and splendour of your surroundings.

Discovery Jet also provides a water taxi service for the Rakaia Gorge Walkway. They jet boat you up the river to the end of the walkway and you walk back.

They operate 9am to 5pm 7 days a week, however they are happy to operate outside of these hours on request. Their operation is of course dependent on river levels and weather conditions.

Jet Boating Combos

Discovery Jet can tailor-make a jet combo for you.  If you have a unique combo idea, don’t be afraid to ask. They’ll do their very best to deliver a truly unique experience.

  • Helicopter
  • Rafting
  • Horse Riding
  • Archery
  • Clay Shooting
Jet Boating Helicopter Combo - Methven Mt Hutt Guide NZ