Jet-boating at Kawarau Gorge
A popular stop-off area located in the Kawarau Gorge on State highway 6 is the reserve developed and maintained by the Department of Conservation.
we crossed the bridge to the other side
the Kawarau River
that's the Goldfields Mining Centre
we went for the Kawarau Gorge instead of the mining centre
we went for the jet-boat
a thrilling yet scary experience
The upper Shotover is one of the most spectacular and challenging stretches of jetboatable rivers in the area. From shallow shingle bars, to rapids, to sheer rock walls this trip had it all. The experienced driver stopped along the way allowing us to catch our breath while he explained the river's rich history.