Facts about the image, Shotover Jet Boat
Located at Arrowtown near Queenstown in the centre of New Zealand’s South Island the Shotover jet boat service offers a thrill packed ride just missing the rocks on this narrow gorge with its fast flowing waters. This thrill is available to all visitors and you can get your picture taken on the boat.
To make this image outstanding the entire landscape has been turned to black and white, leaving just the boat and the people in it in colour. This image is perfect for anyone who likes images of fast and furious machines, the jet boat is a New Zealand invention which propels itself by sucking in water and forcing it out the back as high speed jets. By omitting any propeller or other propulsion mechanism under the hull these boats are capable of operating in shallow water as well as at high speed.
Queenstown has its own airport making it very accessible as it is well connected with many domestic flights around New Zealand, thus the Shotover Jet Boat is well loved by New Zealanders and foreign tourists alike. Being surrounded by mountains Queenstown airport offers a similar experience to landing in the old Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport except that there are no sky scrapers on the mountains around Queenstown.