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Go Orange Thunder Jet

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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!

Thank tamluong91
GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

Reviewed 2 days ago

My partner and I went on a jetbot ride the past weekened and we loved it! If you're here in Queenstown for a couple of days and are looking for an activity to do but you're on a low budget, jet boat riding is totally...More

Thank Sabrina P
GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We love to hear that our guides are going beyond to create amazing experiences for our visitors :) Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review Harley will be stoked. Take care Go Orange

Reviewed 3 days ago 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 Oliver M
GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Oliver, pretty stunning place we get to call home! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay

Reviewed 1 week ago 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...More

Thank Reece B
GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank dazzlindazzer
GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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...More

Thank Sandeepbagadia
GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 Lis H
GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank gemma212018
GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was a bit hesitant at first, so I only booked the half hour session to get a feel for it, but I honestly don’t know why I was hesitant! Levi was our captain for the ride and made sure we all had a great...More

Thank Hannah H
GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great that you got to go on a more suitable day, really pays off to change if you can. We agree Levi is great and he makes the whole experience even better, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super fun ride. Harley (the driver) was lovely and delivered just the right amount of thrills and speed. Look for a deal on ‘Book Me’ - we saved quite a bit that way.

Thank Morbee
GoOrangeNZ, Manager at Go Orange Thunder Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are stoked that you enjoyed your ride, Harley is one of our new team members so I will be sure to pass on your kind words. Thanks

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