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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.

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

Adult $125.00
Child $65.00

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

  • 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

Available Bookings from November 13 to November 19

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Wed 13 Nov
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Tue 19 Nov

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  • Adult$65.00
  • Child$45.00

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  • Adult$63.00
  • Child$46.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$125.00
  • Child$65.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$125.00
  • Child$65.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$125.00
  • Child$65.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$125.00
  • Child$65.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$125.00
  • Child$65.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$125.00
  • Child$65.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$125.00
  • Child$65.00

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  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$45.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$45.00

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  • Adult$60.00
  • Child$45.00

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  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$45.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$60.00
  • Child$45.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$60.00
  • Child$45.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$65.00
  • Child$46.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$45.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$60.00
  • Child$45.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$60.00
  • Child$45.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$60.00
  • Child$45.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$60.00
  • Child$45.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$46.00

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  • Adult$64.00
  • Child$45.00

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  • Adult$70.00
  • Child$65.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$64.00
  • Child$45.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$64.00
  • Child$45.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$55.00
  • Child$45.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$69.00
  • Child$46.00

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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Monique from Australia wrote on 30 March 2018

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Exciting

Enjoyed this when we were in NZ we had a talented lady driver that gave us good information about the gold mining that had taken place there whilst on the boat...

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Renee Booth from New Zealand wrote on 28 October 2019

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Fun Ride

Great thrilling ride!! Had a lot of fun and the gold mining site is very interesting.

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From Goldfields Jet

Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience!

Sharon from Australia wrote on 11 September 2019

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Family Jet Boating Experience

We were looking for a last day activity to finish our 5 day trip in Queenstown. Got a great price on BookMe for the Goldfields Jet Experience. Beautiful drive to get there, great experience, loads of fun, friendly and informative staff! All 5 of us thoroughly enjoyed it!! Would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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From Goldfields Jet

Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience!

Vikash from New Zealand wrote on 05 August 2019

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A++++

Our sixth visit and cant fault so so goldddd

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Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience!

Sarah from New Zealand wrote on 02 August 2019

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Great activity if you are not skiing

This was really fun. We went for the 45 minute trip with 7yr and 10yr old. It was exhilarating even form 10 year old boy who is an adrenaline junky. The experience from booking and safety to wet weather gear with the company was excellent. Wear warm clothes!! We were very pleased with our jackets and hats and woollen jumpers and maybe have a spare trousers if in the outside middle row.

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Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience!

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