Jet Boat Driver - Dart River

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Otago

Put yourself in the driver's seat

Permanent, Full Time

Kia hiwa rā!

Are you keen to spend your day in an outstanding landscape entertaining our manuhiri on the longest and most sensational jet boat experience in the Queenstown area?

We're on the hunt for a Jet Boat Driver to come on board and join our passionate team at Dart River Adventures. This is a varied role where, when you're not out on tours up the river you will be assisting the mechanical team in the workshop and helping with other company logistics. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, then read on!

We have an opportunity available for an experienced jet boater and/or a comprehensive training program for someone eager to take their first step in this exciting industry.

We are looking for a driven individual who:

  • Can impress our manuhiri with exceptional customer service skills
  • Has safety at the heart of everything they do
  • Is physically fit and mentally alert
  • Works well in a team and keeps cool under pressure
  • Is available to work shifts on weekdays, weekends, and public holidays
  • Previous tourism experience and mechanical know-how would be a bonus!
  • Willingness to learn and embrace Māori cultural values and tikanga (customs)
  • Has a passion for outdoor adventuring

Mō mātou - About us

Dart River Adventures offer a unique combination of exciting, braided river jet boating, breath-taking scenery, Māori heritage, and inspiring adventure. We operate jet boat tours ranging from 1-3 hours in length and a full day Funyak adventure.

We pride ourselves on being a values-led organisation, investing in the professional and cultural development of our kaimahi (employees). You will have a unique opportunity to strengthen your understanding of te reo Māori and tikanga. We offer a supportive, dynamic and excellence driven workplace where we embrace diversity and inclusion. Find out more about us here: 

Want to know more? You can find the position description below, or for confidential enquiries please contact please contact Ben Huckstep by email

We're sure you don't need us to tell you that an opportunity such as this is rare and therefore, hugely sought after!  So if you're genuinely excited by this opportunity please apply today!

Please ensure your CV is fully up to date and your Covering Letter advises your reasons for applying for this position.

Ngāi Tahu Tourism is committed to "kia hoki ora atu"; ensuring everyone is home safe every day, so before starting with us, you will go through a range of checks, including drug and alcohol testing.

Apply now - nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!

To be legally entitled to work in New Zealand, you should be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident or hold a valid work visa. Please check the New Zealand Immigration website for the most up to date information. 


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