Locals' day on Shotover 'outstanding'

More than 1000 people took a ride on the Shotover Jet recently, raising more than $13,000 for the Queenstown Lakes Family Centre.

The final amount raised will be revealed at the Shotover Jet Christmas Cracker show on December 14, this year being held at the Queenstown Rec Ground.

Shotover Jet general manager Clark Scott said the locals' day had been ''outstanding'', with a fantastic atmosphere on the beach as trips ran all day.

''Shotover Jet is thrilled to be able to support our local community each year through our locals' day and the Christmas show, so now we're really looking forward to the new-look Christmas Cracker,'' Mr Scott said.