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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 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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Reviewed 27 September 2018

We enjoyed our 1 hour jet boat ride. They give you rain jackets so we didn't get wet. We were expecting it to be adrenaline pumping but it was very relaxed and not scary at all. We had a great driver who told us some history and pointed out a few things to see. He played great music. The 360's weren't as fun as what we expected. Overall it was good.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gemma212018
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GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thanks Gemma, we are glad you enjoyed our jet boat adventure down the scenic Kawarau River. We pride ourselves on going beyond where there is no road access to give our guest and exclusive ride.
Thanks again

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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Levi was our captain and promised us a great time and he well and truly delivered. I originally did this for my 6 and 8 year old children thinking that i wouldn’t really enjoy it but I was very wrong. The kids had a ball but I think their smile and enthusiasm was only matched by mine. Not only was it great fun but also informative as our captain pointed out rare birds, mountain ranges and movie sets.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CorubaBaxter
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GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thanks for taking the time to experience our jet boat ride, we pride ourselves on the fact it is fun for all ages :)
The scenery is amazing it is the perfect match of nature and machine.

Thanks again :)

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