This amazing white water ride through the Shotover Canyon is located on the Shotover River and about a 10 minute drive outside central Queenstown. It’s in a remote area and you must drive here as there are no accessible shuttle buses. Once here you’ll find a small business office and a little red shack on the riverfront, surrounded by a rugged sandy / rocky beach. Given the terrain, my friends purchased the tickets in the business office while I sat in the car. Then the Jet boat crew allowed us to drive down to the river shack and park our car. Since rolling on this very rocky shore was a struggle, the young, enthusiastic Jet Boat crew rolled me down the ramp and just picked me up from the wheelchair, straddled into the boat about 5 feet, and placed me comfortably in my seat. From that point, it was crazy wild ride.
At any moment we could have collided straight on with the canyon wall. No Disney ride here, and Yes we did get wet.
Not what I’d call wheelchair accessible but it was a fabulous thrill ride and experience! Not to be missed! Just do it! This was one of our best ever memories! There are many jet boat attractions throughout New Zealand and the world, but the Shotover is in a class by itself!
No wheelchair accessible restroom at terminal. Everyone here was very friendly and happy to help. Just do it!