Queenstown Jet 1-hour Jet Boat ride on Lake Wakatipu and Kawarau River

Highlights

  • Charge across Lake Wakatipu with a jet boat ride like no other and a great thrill off the shores of Queenstown. You're in for a treat as your driver navigates through the shallow waters, past towering cliffs, and down the winding path of the Kawarau River. Once you step onto the vessel, you're propelled out into untouched scenery that you can only access by watercraft. Check out the peaks of the Remarkables, the Kelvin Peninsula, and Cecil Peak as you race over the water at up to 55 miles per hour (90km/h). The power of your boat can lend itself to some great acrobatics, so hold on for the famous 360-degree spin. Your expert driver can effortlessly handle Class V rapids and aims to give you an exciting ride with the maximum degree of fun; heighten the extraordinary adrenaline rush and get the perfect combination of natural beauty and artificial power.

Summary

Charge across Lake Wakatipu with a jet boat ride like no other and a great thrill off the shores of Queenstown. You're in for a treat as your driver navigates through the shallow waters, past towering cliffs, and down the winding path of the Kawarau River. Once you step onto the vessel, you're propelled out into untouched scenery that you can only access by watercraft. Check out the peaks of the Remarkables, the Kelvin Peninsula, and Cecil Peak as you race over the water at up to 55 miles per hour (90km/h). The power of your boat can lend itself to some great acrobatics, so hold on for the famous 360-degree spin. Your expert driver can effortlessly handle Class V rapids and aims to give you an exciting ride with the maximum degree of fun; heighten the extraordinary adrenaline rush and get the perfect combination of natural beauty and artificial power.

Tour info

Duration
1 hour
Group Size
Pricing (From)
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Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Go Orange offers you an electric 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 and onto the beautifully scenic Kawarau River. Be sure to hold on to your hats as we navigate under bridges at speed and skim the river edges with precision. Great for families, we can take as young as two years old. Our experience is champion in the jet boat game and we can’t wait to give you the ride of your life.

What’s included?

  • Jet boat ride across Lake Wakatipu and down the Kawarau River

  • Life jackets and spray jackets

  • Famous 360-degree spins

  • Driver commentary

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 1h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Government regulations adhered to. QR code displayed for those using the Covid-19 App, otherwise there is paper-work available for contact tracing.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Discover Queenstown as we race down the Kawarau river, dart past the Shotover River and pack in plenty of those famous 360 degree spins for 25 minutes or 60 minutes. With twin V8 engines accelerating you down the K-river at speeds of up to 95kmph. You will experience one hour or 25 minutes of exhilarating adventure starting right in the heart of Queenstown Bay. Our Jet Boats leave every half an hour on the 25-minute trip boasting the best and cheapest value in town for less than $69. This iconic New Zealand experience is champion in the Jet Boat game and we can’t wait to have you on board.

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