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Queenstown 1-hour Jet Boat Lake Wakatipu and Kawarau River provided by Go Orange Jet Boat

Queenstown 1-hour Jet Boat Lake Wakatipu and Kawarau River

Queenstown 1-hour Jet Boat Lake Wakatipu and Kawarau River
4.5
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from $99.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 13 Aug 2020
A note from Queenstown 1-hour Jet Boat Lake Wakatipu and Kawarau River
Government regulations adhered to. QR code displayed for those using the Covid-19 App, otherwise there is paper-work available for contact tracing.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3342P33
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Jet boat ride across Lake Wakatipu and down the Kawarau River • Life jackets and spray jackets • Famous 360-degree spins • Driver commentary
Duration
1h
Departure details
Go Orange Jet Boat Queenstown, Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Check in at the Go Orange kiosk on Steamer Wharf 20 minutes prior to departure.
Inclusions
Jet boat ride across Lake Wakatipu and down the Kawarau River • Life jackets and spray jackets • Famous 360-degree spins • Driver commentary
Departure details
Go Orange Jet Boat Queenstown, Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand Check in at the Go Orange kiosk on Steamer Wharf 20 minutes prior to departure.
Duration
1h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Children 2 and younger are not allowed.
You must weigh at least 33 pounds (15 kg).
Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
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SandySuthy
Auckland Central, New Zealand18 contributions
grins from ear to ear
May 2021
Tom was great! we have been on other jet boats rides before, but he made the experience the best we have had yet! 1 hour went by so fast, grins from ear to ear!
Written 8 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tahlia F
Mount Eden, New Zealand7 contributions
Brilliant ride
Apr 2021 • Family
Amazing tour with a speedy ride! Thank you Tom for the tour and for the wicked spins. The overall scenic views were mesmerising.
Written 1 April 2021
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Lisa Rimmer
15 contributions
Awesome experience
Mar 2021 • Couples
Omg this was awesome we all had an amazing time..... Safe and entertaining while zooming down the river. Great driver. Even mum whose late 60s loved it.

Hope u guys liked the treats we dropped off this morning 😊
Written 21 March 2021
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Malcolm R
Dunedin, New Zealand29 contributions
Excellent thrills and great value
We have done jet boat rides a number of times, and this was up there for thrills, but with better value for money than any we have tried previously. The driver was excellent too. Very personable, and a great driver. Would definitely recommend, and would do it again.
Written 14 March 2021
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John
Dunedin, New Zealand12 contributions
Amazing trip
Mar 2021 • Family
Wow we did this last week and was probably one of the best things we have done, chris was the skipper and made sure we all had a fantastic time Go Orange was fantastic very helpful and they was very competitive on prices. If you are thinking of a jet boat trip I would highly recommend these guys to you, go for it you will really love it (trust me).
Written 12 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Roselima
Mangere, New Zealand2 contributions
JAW DROPPING VIEWS!!!
We experienced an adrenaline rush for the whole hour!! Exceptional service provided by the team of Go orange especially the driver!! Looking for a quick way to learn about the scenery of Queenstown? CHECK THESE GUYS OUT!!! I highly recommend this place!! I think it’s round 2 for me tomorrow...

P.s: I 100% recommend checking out Bookme if your looking for good deals too.
Written 2 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nicki C
38 contributions
1 hour river trip
Jan 2021
We (husband and I) went on 1 hour Kawarau trip - would thoroughly recommend it! Real value for money (check out BookMe). From the time we were welcomed into the boat by Tom (our driver), the whole trip was great - the weaving, the spins, even the choppy bits out on the lake....it was good to go further down the river (than other operators) and see some sights. Good opportunities to take photos - when we stopped a few times.
Best bit: getting wet during the Hamilton Spins - you do!
Worst bit : the end of the ride.
Great work Tom - not bad for your first time ;-)
Written 27 January 2021
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Renee
Tauranga, New Zealand20 contributions
Fun with great views
Jan 2021 • Family
Great way to get some thrills while taking in the views of Queenstown from Lake Wakatipu. If you're a hardcore adrenaline junky then you'll probably expect more, but it was perfect for our group that included nana and kids. Got in plenty of 360's and some serious speed up the Kawarau river. Also enjoyed the banter and commentary from the driver Tom.
Written 25 January 2021
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Jesse Haskins
Dunedin, New Zealand9 contributions
Lesssshgooo
Lessshgooo, what's ride!! The driver was fantastic! An awesome adrenaline ride, would definitely recommend the 1hour long trip, lots of fun and lots of water. The beautiful scenery topped with the powerful twin v8 engines are a match made in heaven, highly recommend A+++
Written 22 January 2021
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Excellent, would do again
Jan 2021 • Family
Boat ride was awesome, and luckily got to sit up front
and was a great experience, minus a bit of rain which when going quick hurts your face so wear a hood just incase and glasses but still so enjoyable. Tom was a great driver, stopped to give out info and had us spinning and turning multiple times without getting wet Would do again, and I'd say the hour long is better, $20 more for 35 mins longer makes it an easy answer!
Written 8 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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FatSlobNZ
FatSlobNZ
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A-M-A-Z-I-N-G
Do not miss out doing this! This is by far the best money I have spent while being in Queenstown! We went on the ho
ClaudiaDH
ClaudiaDH
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Adult and 7 year old
Excellent service from the start. Arrived on the Tuesday and inquired about the Jet Boat, the girl on the desk was
PZ064
PZ064
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What a rush
Just an incredible experience. Heaps of fun. Our driver Tom was brilliant. Definitely doing this again.
e_maccars
e_maccars
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Great fun!
Fantastic trip with a great guide/captain, which makes all the difference. The 25minute option was great for young
Shane B
Shane B
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Top notch experience
Best money spent in Queenstown in these covid troubled times. Josh the skipper was professional but humorous at the
PrinsNZ
PrinsNZ
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A must do!
Very well skilled jet boat operator who delivered the thrills! Will definitely be doing this again!!
Boo_quinnx0
Boo_quinnx0
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Happy as ☺️
Went today for hour ride was awesome! Had josh as our driver and did a wicked job, played wicked tunes and showed a
taylaaroha
taylaaroha
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bloody brilliant
Went on a jet boat ride today, that I wasn't too keen to go to as I had already been on a kjet ride earlier on in t
vee_gan2020
vee_gan2020
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Awesome experience!
My sister & I tried Go Orange Jet Boat based on the reviews we had read and the experience was awesome! Our guide/d
markyandrea
markyandrea
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Epic Experience - Queenstown Must Do!
We had the most epic time! We had our 4 yo son with us and we didn’t think he would last the 1hr trip (we were righ
viajerokiwi
viajerokiwi
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Ka pai!
First jet boat ride and was not disappointed! Chris our driver was awesome and not only drove the boat and did ple
greengemstone
greengemstone
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Super fun!
Go orange has always been our go to when we book adventure activities in Queenstown. Their crew and staff are alwa
TahunaPodHostelNZ
TahunaPodHostelNZ
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Exciting!
So much fun! We did the 1 hour and loved every minute. Our driver Josh was the excellent and offered some great kno
Ashleigh L
Ashleigh L
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SO.MUCH.FUN
This was so so much fun!! Highly recommend for all ages, our young children had the beat time and lived up to all o
jfieldfit
jfieldfit
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Great fun
We really enjoyed our time on the jet boat. I wish we had enough time to do the full hour we enjoyed it so much. It
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