Just a 10-minute drive from Queenstown, the adrenaline rush-inducing excursion lasts about 25 minutes, and has allegedly been enjoyed by over three million passengers since it debuted, including Kate Middleton and Prince William. It's not a cheap thrill, either, since tickets will set you back a little over $100 a pop, per person. And if you want in, you'll want to reserve a spot ahead of time (especially in peak season), because it's one of the region's most popular attractions.
After watching the above footage, you may reasonably be wondering just how safe it is to strap in. However, the captains of each boat are expertly trained to carefully navigate the river without actually hitting anything, keeping you on the edge of your seat as the landscape whirls by in your peripheral vision. Do you dare?