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Go Orange Thunder Jet

Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1116
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THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE. Discover Queenstown’s untouched and pristine wilderness during your authentic jet boat journey along the historic Kawarau and Shotover Rivers. Thunder Jet’s trip takes you down an exclusive section of the Kawarau River that is only accessible by helicopter or jet boat! Experience the exhilarating adventure of a whole hour of world famous 360° spins, skimming the water at exciting speeds of up to 90kmph, going the furthest distance of 44km, and delightfully complemented by our storytelling commentary. We have the longest time on the lake for the most economical price. Thunder Jet’s trip is 1 WHOLE HOUR on the lake and also down the Kawarau or Shotover Rivers! Not just that but we are also the only jet boat with music on board!
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great fun” (70 reviews)
“kawarau river” (30 reviews)
“great driver” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-441 1116
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"great fun"
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"kawarau river"
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"great driver"
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"degree spins"
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"long ride"
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"shallow water"
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"boat driver"
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"great ride"
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"awesome trip"
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"life jackets"
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"thrilling ride"
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"high speed"
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"gorgeous scenery"
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"money well spent"
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"adrenaline rush"
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"whole family"
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"fun experience"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time on a jet boat and I must say wow! Amazing experience :) the operator was very knowledgable about the area and made the experience memorable! Will be bringing family back for more. Keep it up :)

Thank Calvin F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Fast, fun and thrilling spin along the lake and the Kawarau River. Our daughter was nervous but the driver soon calmed her down. A 360 spin to show us what to expect and we were all shrieking and laughing. Highly recommended. An hour trip,...More

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GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

This is my favourite jetboat in Queenstown. 1 hour long, so linger than the rest. Powerful jetboat. Great captains. I was very impressed with the operation!

Thank Mark E
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GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Mark, you do get to see some pretty amazing scenery in our hour jet boat ride, happy you enjoyed your experience. Thanks

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Great fun for the family! Glad I dressed warm and wore gloves as it was about 6 degrees and raining. Worth it though! Loved the music and frequent 360 degree turns.

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Haley K, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Dressing warm is definitely key in the Winter, thanks for your advice for other travelers. Glad you enjoyed your trip despite the rain, thanks for choosing Thunder Jet

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

This adventure was incredible - great show, Levi was a legend, and the scenery is beyond spectacular! Thank you for a get ride - this must be one of the most incredible spots on the planet! 🙌🏼🙏🏼

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Haley K, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

You are right Chris, this is one magical place, we are stoked you enjoyed your trip this us. Thanks for your feed back I will pass on to Levi :)

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

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Haley K, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

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Haley K, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

What can I say? Awesome, speeds up to 90 km an hour with frequent 360 turns. Fun atmosphere (eg playing ac dc 'thunderstruck' when coming in for the final stretch at high speed although generally you didn't hear the music too much). We went out...More

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Haley K, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thanks for choosing to ride with Thunder Jet. We do try and keep our experiences fun for everyone, the music defiantly helps with the atmosphere. Let us know when you are back in town, we would be happy to have you back. Thanks

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