Experience Queenstown’s untouched and pristine rivers as your jet boat journey takes you down the historic Kawarau and famous Shotover rivers traversing through a theatre of New Zealand’s most stunning landscapes
Queenstown’s Real NZ Jet Boat delivers a jet boat experience of a whole hour of on-water thrills with 360º spins, skimming the water at exciting speeds of up to 95kmph and going the furthest distance of 44 kms, delightfully complemented by our storytelling commentary by our skippers.
The one hour trip is the ultimate Queenstown jet boating adventure. Our highly skilled drivers are a fine blend of personality, skill and professionalism and the boats are driven with twin V8 engines delivering 820 horse power, taking you further down the world-famous Kawarau River than any other jet boat company.
With frequent photo opportunities, you will be spoilt for choice when capturing your own jet boat memories to take home and show your friends and families.
Price: Adults: $99-00 per person – Child: $49-00 per person (Family package $247)
Duration: 25 Minutes
Departs: Every 30 minutes from 9am to 4pm Steamer Wharf Queenstown Lakefront ( We are HERE )
Experience 25 minutes of exhilarating adventure starting right in the heart of Queenstown’s town centre. Meet your driver and your chosen vessel for an adrenaline rush like no other.
Real NZ offers you an electric 25 minute ride. Filled with speed, thrills and even more of those famous 360 degree spins. Hold on as we race faster than ever before down Lake Wakatipu. We will get you up close and personal with the lakes edge, skimming past trees and any obstacles in our way and be sure to hold on to your hats as we navigate under not one, but two bridges at speed.
Our experience is champion in the jet boat game and we can’t wait to give you the ride of your life.
Discover Queenstown’s untouched and pristine wilderness during your authentic jet boat adventure along the historic Kawarau River. Experience one hour of exhilarating adventure. World famous 360° spins, skim the shallows at speeds of up to 90kmph. We can boast the furthest distance travelled on the lake with a whopping 44km covered. We will get you up close and personal with the lakes edge and be sure to hold on to your hats as we navigate under not one, but two bridges at speed.
Know that our guides are highly experienced and passionate about their epic job, I mean who wouldn’t be? In-between the thrilling spins and power stretches of the lake you will indulge in some excellent commentary.
Here is your chance to pair two of Queenstown’s most iconic experiences. Packing in those famous 360 spins and dramatic canyon walls as you discover the Kawarau River and its pristine wilderness. The jet boat will race down the river to your next mode of transport. Jump straight into a raft with the team to complete the last section of river, where the Jet Boats fear to go. Spend your afternoon paddling through the historic Kawarau gorge, famous for its gold mining, wineries and it’s stint in The Lord of the Rings franchise.
Paddle and swim your way through grade 2-3 whitewater rapids with a brand-new cliff jumping section added for the adventure junkies. Complete your journey by tackling the famous 400m Dog Leg rapid – the longest commercially rafted rapid in New Zealand. Then head back to Rafting Base for a hot shower.
Experience two of Queenstown’s best activities and book now
Picture yourself zooming along the water, barely touching the surface with your hair streaming out from behind you. Then, just add music! Tad-Da! You’re in your very own music video. Everybody’s doing it.
We have the longest time on the lake for the most economical price. Thunder Jet’s trip is one hour or 25 minutes on the lake and also down the Kawarau or Shotover Rivers!
Of course, a ride on Go Orange Jet wouldn’t be complete without those iconic 360° spins! Not to mention travelling at speeds of up to 90 kmph
Thunder drivers are a fine blend of personality, skill and professionalism; pay scrupulous attention to detail to ensure passenger safety.Our boats are stringently maintained to the highest level of commercial operating standards.
N.B. As a passenger, should you have an existing physical condition, please let a member of our team know prior to taking The Ultimate Adventure.
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