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Lakeland Jet Boat - 1 Hour Clutha River Adventure

Hit the water for an unforgettable exhilaration and blood-pumping thrill of New Zealand’s most iconic adventure activity, the jet boat!

Highlights

  • A wild jet boat ride on world famous Lake Wanaka and the Clutha river.
  • Pure adrenaline on New Zealand’s swiftest river
  • World renowned Hamilton Spins and high powered jet boats
  • Real jet boating in waters that’s less than 5cm in places

Picture yourself skimming across shallow water, over sand bars, through rapids and around rocks at speeds in excess of 80kph, now picture doing this down New Zealand’s swiftest river with no seat belt and no brakes; that’s one way to get your adrenaline levels through the roof.

Set in the South Island's gorgeous Wanaka, you’ll explore the famous Clutha River at mind-boggling speeds with some of the world’s best scenery in the background.

Starting with a breath taking journey over Lake Wanaka, take in the snow-capped mountain views as the anticipation of tackling one of the world’s swiftest flowing rivers begins.

Let you adrenaline levels build as your demonstrates the manoeuvrability of the jet boat, pushing it to its absolute limits as the boat is skilfully navigated through shallow water, tunnels and over giant pressure waves! And of course any jet boat ride is complete without those famous 360 spins.

Along the way, the driver will stop for that once in a lifetime photograph and provide a fascinating commentary of the area and the jet boat itself.

The ultimate fusion of spectacular southern scenery and pure exhilaration - don’t leave Wanaka without doing this!

Adult $125.00
Child $65.00 (4 years +)

What's included

  • Jet boat ride

Duration

  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience

Location

  • Departure Point: Log Cabin, 100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka. Approximately 1-hour drive from Queenstown.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Minimum Numbers: Trips require a minimum of 4 passengers, single bookings are wait listed to confirm.

    Note: Lakefront departures are weather dependent, in the event of windy conditions we will depart from the river.

    For safety reasons, our minimum ages is 4 years.

  • Please allow at least1-hour to drive from Queenstown.

Available Bookings from January 25 to January 31

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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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Abbey Bennett from New Zealand wrote on 17 January 2021

So much fun

Was the highlight of our trip!

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Angela Lewis from New Zealand wrote on 10 January 2021

Fantastic experience

We are a family of four and we all enjoyed the boat ride. The driver was really friendly and experienced plus gave us a memorable time. Recommend to all!

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From Lakeland Jet Boat - 1 Hour Clutha River Adventure

Thanks for your review Angela. Was great to get you and the family out on the Clutha River. Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip. Hope to see you again.

cristiang2 from Argentina wrote on 01 January 2021

Awesome ride

It was a really good experience. Nice ride and really experienced and friendly driver. Strongly recommended.

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From Lakeland Jet Boat - 1 Hour Clutha River Adventure

Hi Cristian, Thank you for your review! We’re glad you enjoyed your trip, come back to see us next time you’re in Wanaka!

Tersia from New Zealand wrote on 21 November 2020

Awesome

Extremely helpful, lovely people. Trip was great and very informative. Thanks for a good time.

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From Lakeland Jet Boat - 1 Hour Clutha River Adventure

Hi Tersia, Thanks for your review. Was great to get the 4 of you out explore more of Wanaka. Hope to see you again in the future.

peters3 from New Zealand wrote on 17 November 2020

Highly recommended!

Fantastic experience - both exhilarating and Mike was also full of interesting information about the river, lake, boat and general area. Highly recommended! Even though the wind blew up he knew where how to give us a great experience.

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From Lakeland Jet Boat - 1 Hour Clutha River Adventure

Hi Peter, thank you for your review, was great to get yourself along with Sally and Emma out enjoying the river. Hope to see you again.

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