Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Shotover Jet ride rated in top 19 in the world

Shotover Jet ride rated in top 19 in the world

Queenstown’s world-famous jet boat thrill Shotover Jet has once again been rated amongst the best in the world for tourism experiences.

Global media giant CNN has just published a ‘scrap all those other bucket lists’ collection of the top 19 most amazing travel experiences in the world.

Shotover Jet is the only New Zealand activity to make the global list, which includes a range of ‘bank-busting’ activities at around the US $5,000 to $6,000 per person, making Shotover Jet look extremely good value at US$108.

The 85km per hour ride, according to CNN, is right up there with swimming with blue whales, sledding in Antarctica and renting Richard Branson’s personal island, among other unique experiences.

CNN’s latest list is part of its Elite Escapes pages, covering luxurious and often pricey travel destinations and must-dos.

Shotover Jet General Manager Clark Scott said the company was proud to be among the top-rated in the world.

“Shotover Jet is one of New Zealand’s most iconic activities and it’s great to see it rubbing shoulders with experiences that are simply beyond the reach of most tourists,” said Mr Scott.

“It’s not just about being an exclusive thrill; being affordable for families and our visitors from all around the world is really important to us. I think we’ve found that balance between being a fantastic activity, but without the heavy price tag.

“We’re constantly developing and incorporating new and exciting products and ‘tweaks’ to what we do so well, to keep Shotover Jet one of the top-rated activities around.”

CNN said the fact that Shotover Jet whooshed to fame earlier this year when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge came along for the thrill ride of their lives certainly helped raise the company’s international profile.

The Royal couple were treated to the same trip that all passengers enjoy, where they speed down the Shotover River’s narrow canyons in a jet boat powered by V8 engines, executing exciting high speed spins in as little as three inches of water.

‘Big Red’ Shotover Jet boats have hosted millions of people since 1970 and are the only company permitted to shoot down the stunning Shotover River canyons.

Link to CNN article:
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/27/travel/best-experiences-world/

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Maritime: Navigation Safety Review Raises Big Issues For The Govt

Shipping Federation: "The reports makes it clear that the ratification of the Maritime Labour convention (MLC) is long overdue. Only when the MLC is ratified will Maritime NZ be able to inspect and enforce the labour conditions on international ships visiting our ports." More>>

ALSO:

100 Years After Einstein Prediction: Gravitational Waves Found

For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos. More>>

ALSO:

Farming: Alliance Plans To Start Docking Farmer Payments

Alliance Group, New Zealand's second-largest meat cooperative, plans to start withholding some stock payments to its farmers from next week to bolster its balance sheet and force suppliers to meet their share requirements. More>>

ALSO:

Gambling: SkyCity First Half Profit Rises 30%, Helped By High Rollers

SkyCity anticipates the Auckland business will benefit from government gaming concessions which were triggered on Nov. 11 in recognition of SkyCity’s $470 million Convention Centre development. Morrison said the concessions would allow the Auckland business to lift its activity during peak period, noting it had a record revenue week over the Christmas and New Year period. More>>

ALSO:

Money For Light: Kiwi Scientists Secure Preferential Access To Synchrotron

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced a three-year investment of $2.8 million in the Australian Synchrotron, the largest piece of scientific infrastructure in the Southern Hemisphere, to secure preferential access for Kiwi scientists. More>>

Telco Industry Report: Investment Hits $1.7 Bln A Year

Investment in the telecommunications sector is $1.7 billion a year, proportionately one of the highest levels in the OECD, according to a report released today on the status of the New Zealand sector. More>>

ALSO:

PGPs: New Programme Sets Sights On Strong Wool

A new collaboration between The New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), announced today, aims to deliver premiums for New Zealand's strong wool sector... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news