Big Red blends the Kiwi lust for adventure with a knack for invention - the twin-engined boats blast you through canyons that have been forged over thousands of years, by billions of tonnes of water that flow from the Southern Alps. A fitting locale, then, for an epic boat ride such as this. Expect typical New Zealand beauty all around, the grandeur of nature, and plenty of thrills and spills.
Hugely popular with tourists and locals alike, even visiting royalty, this trip is rightfully-placed among New Zealand’s pantheon of extreme sports. You’ll sail at speeds of up to 85km/h (53mph) on water just a few fingers deep before you head into the canyon, the driver skillfully putting the boat to the test as it zips around boulders and crags, past intimidating rock faces, and into walls of white water spray. Book early, and arrive on time, because this experience will blow you away.