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Lakeland Jet Boat Adventure - Clutha River provided by Lakeland Wanaka

Lakeland Jet Boat Adventure - Clutha River

Lakeland Jet Boat Adventure - Clutha River
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from $125.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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
Ride with Lakeland Wanaka and experience the water like you never have before. We take you on a thrilling 60 minute high speed Jet boat ride; departing from Wanaka’s waterfront enjoy a short jaunt across the lake taking in unsurpassed snow-capped mountain views, as we prepare to enter one of the world’s swiftest flowing rivers, the Clutha River. Here your expert driver will raise your excitement demonstrating the manoeuvrability of the jet boat pushing it to its absolute limits; skilfully navigating through shallow water, tunnels and over giant pressure waves, speeding past trees mere inches from your face disappearing in your peripheral vision. Picture yourself skimming across shallow water, over sand bars, through rapids and around rocks at speeds in excess of 80kph; and of course, a jet boat ride wouldn’t be complete without the iconic Hamilton Spin! A high-speed manoeuvre causing the boat to spin rapidly on the spot creating G forces you just can’t get enough of. This is an adventure for most so come and experience the iconic NZ Jet boat right in the heart of Wanaka.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 85291P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Jet Boat Ride • Life Jacket • Combo Options on site
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
Lakeland Wanaka, 100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Inclusions
Jet Boat Ride • Life Jacket • Combo Options on site
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Lakeland Wanaka, 100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum age is 4 years
Please allow 1.5 hours for trip
Please check in 15 min prior to your jet boat departure time
Near public transportation
Please Note we require a minimum of 4 passengers to run a trip, if you are booking as a single passenger please call to check availability
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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
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5.0
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Chris S
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
Great trip
Good value and and great scenery with enough adrenaline and power to keep the adventurous types happy too.
Written 11 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks for your thoughts Chris. Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and the scenery.
Written 13 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maircat
Auckland Central, New Zealand17 contributions
Family group summer trip
There were 9 of us who went on the jet boat on a stunning summers day and the kids loved it. Having done jet boating in Queenstown a few times this made for an interesting change and I thought great value. Our driver was informative and gave us just the right about if thrills and adventure.
Highly recommend.
Written 9 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks for the review Maircat. Great to hear the kids loved it especially having done jet boats before. Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday.
Written 13 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Donna Thompson
Auckland Central, New Zealand6 contributions
Lakeland Wanaka Jetboat and Jet Ski
Jan 2021 • Family
We have a fantastic time on our jet boat, the team were so accomodating checking the weather amending times and giving us an amazing experience especially as we ranged in age from 17-80 years of age. The hour sped bye (literally).
We also hired 4 jet skis on the lake and had an exhilarating time speeding across the lake. Again Lakeland were fantastic accomodating our mix of ages and ability. A beautiful way to experience lake wanaka combined with fun and speed. Five out of five guys!
Written 8 January 2021
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Was awesome to meet you and the family Donna. Thanks heaps for you review and we are so happy to know you loved getting out exploring with. Hope to see you again in the future.
Written 13 January 2021
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muffworm
Christchurch, New Zealand133 contributions
Jet Boat Ride
Had a fantastic time jet boating with these guys. Matt was our driver and he was very nice. Made an awesome fuss of my two foster-girls and they loved being up front with him. Really made me smile.

Highly recommend this fab team of people 🚤
Written 1 January 2021
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Thanks heaps for the review Muffworm. Agree Matt is awesome and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your trip on down the river. Hope to see you again.
Written 13 January 2021
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Chris Baker
8 contributions
Wild wet thrills!
Dec 2020 • Friends
Awesome all-round experience from friendly professional staff who know how to highlight the fun and adrenaline of jet boating.

The team at Lakeland made a huge impression on our group of friends with their light-hearted and we'll knowledged background to jet boating and the history of the mighty Clutha river - thoroughly recommend this activity if you're looking for something to spike your excitement over the coming summer!
Written 22 December 2020
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Karlee
3 contributions
Such a Blast!
Dec 2020 • Friends
Had a blast today jet boating on the Upper Clutha with the Lakeland team! It was adventure packed the moment we launched from the river bank! We learned a lot about the Upper Clutha and jet boats as we paused in between the gnarly 360 degree turns! It was awesome going through the tree line and seeing the bottom of the river while skimming over the shallow water! What an adventure! Definitely would recommend!
Written 19 December 2020
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Catty
Limerick, Ireland3 contributions
Wicked Adventure!
Dec 2020
I booked this for our staff function for a Group of 20 and its was absolutely brilliant! Mike & Amanda were incredibly helpful with organizing two Jet Boats to run at the same time ensuring no one was left behind/siting around waiting. Great communication leading up to the event and during the day of the event.

Mike & Callum were great and confident jet boat drivers and a wee bonus we didn't expect were the short history lessons and landscaping facts along the journey. The Men and Women loved the trip and definitely learnt and saw stuff that had never before - even with all of us being locals!
Written 13 December 2020
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Hi Catty, thanks for your review. Was great fun getting you and the crew out on the Clutha River. Im sure we will see you guys out and about.
Written 15 December 2020
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Peter S
3 contributions
Highly recommended!
Nov 2020 • Family
Awesome trip with experienced and attentive hosts who operate a great adventure! No question we’d do this again.
Written 18 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Peter, thank you for your review, was great to get yourself along with Sally and Emma out enjoying the river. Hope to see you again.
Written 20 November 2020
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Mozzroom
New Plymouth, New Zealand625 contributions
Do This If In Wanaka
Jul 2020
Did this trip in July and loved every minute of it.
The Clutha River is great to go on in a jet boat as it is very fast running and the water crystal clear.
The driver offers good informed commentary during the trip as well as the expected thrills the jet boat ride offers.
Personally I thought this trip was better than some of the other one's I went on in nearby Queenstown.
If doing this trip in winter cover up really well as after an hour of high speed action you may just about be frozen if under dressed.
Written 15 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Mozzroon, thank you for great review. We aim to share our love of water and beauty of the region and are thrilled you enjoyed your jet boat trip with us. We are always updating our product range and would love to see you again.
Written 3 September 2020
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Steve
1 contribution
Many Thanks
Jul 2020 • Family
Thanks for helping us fulfill our Dad's last wishes. It was an awesome jet boat trip and you could not have done more to help.
Written 4 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks Steve, we are grateful the day turned out to be memorable for you and your family.
Written 5 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Lakeland Wanaka
Likolikoliko
Likolikoliko
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Definitely doing it again
I definitely recommend going in winter, the water is empty so you're probably not going to see anyone else out ther
Blondie622016
Blondie622016
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Very interesting and fun way to see the mighty Clutha. Well worth it!
Seeing the local scenery from a different perspective and linked to the way the boat operator gave us an informativ
russlo
russlo
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Lots of fun
We took the jet boat down the Clutha River. It was great fun. Found out information about Wanaka we didn't know a
Nick J
Nick J
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Relaxed Fun, Highly Recommended
Very friendly staff, good long ride and very relaxed. We covered a large part of the lake because the weather was c
Jxulue
Jxulue
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Exhilarating way to experience the Clutha River
An unbelievable experience out on the Clutha River. It was not only an absolute shot of adrenaline but equally safe
Shelbyhilly
Shelbyhilly
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Best tour ever!
My husband and I had such a fantastic adventure on the jet boat!!! The staff were terrific and very knowledgeable o
Judith C
Judith C
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Family JetSki Fun
A great experience riding JetSki with our boys. We’d never ridden jetski’s before. Got good understanding how to dr
Foodwinelover6699
Foodwinelover6699
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Awesome fun family afternoon
Had kids 12 & 9. Daughter a little scared but our guide was super patient & even going a little slower than others,
Sum0811
Sum0811
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So good!
Jet ski tour was amazing! Instructor was awesome and had good knowledge of the lake which was good for settling my
gaellelaurents
gaellelaurents
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Enjoyable experience
It was awesome to do 1 hour of jet ski in the lake. Our guide was very friendly and made it so enjoyable. We really
AwayDayswithHubby
AwayDayswithHubby
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Jet ski fun!
This was the most fun I've had in years! The weather was perfect. Our host was very professional but fun and knowle
Kris J
Kris J
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The best fun ever!
Amazing trip on Lake Wanaka with jetskis. Have never been on one before it was awesome, an adrenalin rush, but also
Tania Y
Tania Y
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Great trip
My 16 year old daughter and I did the jet ski tour, weather had plummeted to 10 degrees but we still went, waterpro
Esome1
Esome1
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Of jetskis and nerves
My husband and I had an awesome time going around Lake Wanaka. Michael was so helpful. Calmed my nerves even though
davestats
davestats
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First timers
Jet skiing....it sounds easy, looks easy from dry ground. Its a different activity. Took me 30 minutes just to get
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