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Jetboating in New Zealand

19:30 AEST Thu Jan 3 2013

Jules travelled to Queenstown on New Zealand's south island to give his adrenalin a workout on a Shotover Jet adventure.

Kiwis are known for their love of the fast and furious, and Shotover Jet's humble beginnings has spread world-wide.

They've been operating on the Shotover River since 1970, making it one of Queenstown’s first adventure activities.

It's reached by a 7 kilometre drive from Queenstown towards Arthurs Point and Coronet Peak. The 60 kilometre long river, named from Shotover in Oxfordshire in England, is fast flowing and has numerous rapids.

Shotover Jet is the only company permitted to operate within the spectacular canyons, carved over the ages by vast volumes of fast flowing water.

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