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Goldfields Jet - 40 Minute Jet Boat Experience

Experience the rush of a thrilling jet boat ride and discover the fascinating history New Zealand's most historic gold mining region...

Highlights

  • Discover the spectacular Kawarau river and gorge by a thrilling jet boat ride
  • Navigate narrow spaces and exciting rapids with an expert driver
  • Learn about the historic Gold mining history and journey to the Goldfields Mining Centre
  • Finish with our unique 360-degree spin!

Take a spectacular 40 minute jet boat ride through the heart of one of New Zealand's most historic gold mining regions in a specifically designed Goldfields Jet boat.

Enjoy a thrilling ride with extensive commentary on the rich gold history of the area as well as other points of interest.

The trip departs from the Goldfields Mining Centre and heads south down-river into the shallow braided waters of the Bannockburn arm before turning up river heading into the spectacular Kawarau Gorge.

With the river narrowing, rapids begin to form and before long you arrive at the foot of the impassable Staircase Rapids where you begin your return journey back down river to the Goldfields Mining Centre, finishing with our unique 360-degree spin.

Adult $125.00 (14+ years)
Child $65.00 (5 - 13 years)
Family $380.00 (Full Price if Purchased Individually - Discounts Shown From This Rate)

What's included

  • Full-length protective spray jackets and M.S.A. approved life jackets

Duration

  • Allow approximately 1 hour for the whole experience

Restrictions

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Location:

    The Goldfields Mining Centre and Gold Fields Jet are located on State Highway 6 in the Kawarau Gorge between Queenstown and Cromwell. Just 30 minutes from Queenstown, it is an easy day trip or the perfect adventure interlude when traveling to or from Queenstown.

    Departures:

    On the hour 9am-4pm in summer & 10am - 4pm in winter

  • Minimum numbers apply for booking to be confirmed. Tickets are strictly non transferable and non refundable - Please ensure you select the correct date and time (bookings are time and date specific). Please also note that transport is not provided and that you must make your own way to Goldfields.

    Adult prices apply to ages 14+

    Child prices apply to ages 5-13 - please provide child's ID. Children must be over 22kgs to participate.

    Please dress suitably for the conditions on the day

    For the best discount deals and specials, check back to this page as they aren't always available on the Bookme home page

    Family Pass is 2 adults and 2 children.

Available Bookings from September 21 to September 27

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Mon 21 Sep
Tue 22 Sep
Wed 23 Sep
Thu 24 Sep
Fri 25 Sep
Sat 26 Sep
Sun 27 Sep

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$125.00
  • Child$65.00
  • Family$380.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$125.00
  • Child$65.00
  • Family$380.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$49.00
  • Family$265.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$125.00
  • Child$65.00
  • Family$380.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$125.00
  • Child$65.00
  • Family$380.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$49.00
  • Family$310.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$49.00
  • Family$265.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.00
  • Child$49.00
  • Family$265.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$49.00
  • Family$265.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$125.00
  • Child$65.00
  • Family$380.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$75.00
  • Child$50.00
  • Family$265.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$125.00
  • Child$65.00
  • Family$380.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Patricia from New Zealand wrote on 24 February 2020

awesome ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ adventure

Excellent Driver, we felt very safe, great service, awesome ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ adventure at resonable price. We will come back. The staff was so friendly. Great location.

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beckyd1 from New Zealand wrote on 06 August 2020

Highly recommend

A must do! Highly recommend!

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Amy Stuart from New Zealand wrote on 03 August 2020

Excellent

The whole experience was amazing would definitely recommend!

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Michelle from New Zealand wrote on 31 July 2020

Great Family Fun

A good combination of fun and facts!

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Jen Cater from New Zealand wrote on 29 July 2020

Goldfields experience!

Awesome experience and wonderful staff!

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