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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I had a fantastic time travelling down the Kawarau River with Thunder-jet. Our driver was really entertaining, and the views of the Remarkable’s and Lake Wakatipu from the boat were spectacular.

Thank olliemumby
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GoOrangeNZ, Manager at RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks Oliver, pretty stunning place we get to call home!

Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay

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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

My wife, son and I managed to bring our dates forward from tomorrow afternoon after some bad news means my wife has to fly out tomorrow morning. Thanks for being so accommodating!
Our pilot/skipper, Harley, was entertaining and the ride itself covers some pretty stunning territory on the Kawarau River. The views of the waterfront homes and the towering Remarkables are gorgeous. Plenty of 360 spins and closeups of the banks, willows and logs along the way. It’s pretty cold, so wear a jacket at least, and expect to get a little wet.
Overall, an enjoyable 1hr trip, that was worth the money.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 262reeceb
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GoOrangeNZ, Manager at RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks Reece

Happy to accommodate as we understand things can change plans quite quickly. So glad to hear you enjoyed your trip with Harley. We love taking our visitors back country to see some exclusive sites.

Thanks again for choosing to ride with us :)

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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Scored an excellent deal with bookme for our family of 4 , $50 each for the hour ride and it was so much fun, not as exhilarating as the Shotover as the river is quite wide, but for the price it was excellent value and would recommend a spin on the Thunder Jet whilst in Queenstown

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dazzlindazzer
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GoOrangeNZ, Manager at RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review your trip, always nice to hear the we are meeting our "excellent value" reputation. Hope you enjoyed your time in Queenstown and soaked up all our amazing scenery.

Thanks

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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Went for this Thunder jet boat ride in queenstown lake with friends. At the end we all were disappointed, as it was just a high speed boat ride in the lake waters. The most important part of thrill was absolutely not there. Definitely more hyped on net. Not at all worth for time and money spent. Better to do many other activities.

Thank Sandeepbagadia
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GoOrangeNZ, Manager at RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Sorry to hear you were disappointed in your choice of rides, we have great feedback on our affordable 25 mins jet boat experience. Hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Queenstown :)

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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this, Levi our driver was brilliant with lots of explanations, funny too. The hour went by so quickly, glad we booked the longer trip. Ladies make sure you tie your hair back so you can see the view!

Thank 285lish
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GoOrangeNZ, Manager at RealNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Levi does have a great sense of humor, I am glad you mentioned the hair :) definitely bring a hair tie or you will miss out on the amazing scenery
Thanks Lis

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