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“Worth doing in Queenstown”

Go Orange Thunder Jet
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Activities for young children
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Fab way to see the outskirts of Queenstown via Lake Wakatipu and Shotover river and an area you would otherwise not see. Excellent mix of fun but also time to admire the beauty of the area. Very trusting and skilled driver :) must do in Queenstown!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LizBarter10
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GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

We totally agree with you Liz, it is so nice to go back country and see Queenstown outside of the bubble, we are very lucky to live in and showcase such a beautiful place.

Thanks for choosing Go Orange Thunder Jet

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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Now we know Why People say that you have not been in New Zealand unless you have tried a jet boat. It was a Fun ride and great on a sunni Day. Our driver was Levi and he was great Fun!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tamluong91
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GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

So happy you took everyone's advice, you really don't want to miss out on jet boating :)

Thanks for letting us know you had a great time

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Reviewed 16 October 2018

Date of experience: October 2018
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GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

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GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

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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 Reece B
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GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, 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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