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Address: Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-441 1116
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE DOWN THE SPECTACULAR KAWARAU RIVER! Jetting you...

THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE DOWN THE SPECTACULAR KAWARAU RIVER! Jetting you through a theatre of New Zealands most stunning landscapes, THUNDER JET QUEENSTOWN is the REAL jet boating experience, tightly sealed with an impeccable safety record. If the scenery doesn't leave you breathless the 360 degree spins will.

"The perfect mix of mother nature and machine"

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US$91.74*
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Lake Wakatipu and Kawarau River Jet Boat Ride
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Thunder Jet

My partner and I went on the thunder Jet boat ride last weekend. We had a great time it was by far the best jet boat ride in queenstown. Thankyou Gemma for looking after us :)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
jesstoohey
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Queenstown, New Zealand

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We never got beyond the methuselah of booking clerks- 'Gemma' To get a word in edgeways or make any attempt to get your point of view across would be slam dunked with the verbal diarrhea from her mouth. Good to see once you were on the boat it would be fun. We never got that far.

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Thank yogi2017
Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner and I went on the thunder Jet boat ride last weekend. We had a great time it was by far the best jet boat ride in queenstown. Thankyou Gemma for looking after us :)

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Thank jesstoohey
Singapore, Singapore
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292 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Got a great deal on Thunder Jet on the Bookme website. While waiting for our ride, the staff asked us if we would participate in a Mannequin Challenge video to be posted on Thunderjet's Facebook page. All the guests on that ride participated and the video was hilarious. Our jet boat skipper was highly skilled and always gave plenty of... More 

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Thank wendywelding
Xiamen, China
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184 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This has got to go down as one of the best activities we did during our time in NZ. Booked online and just turned up 15 minutes before we were due to set off. Adam was our Skipper and he gave us a fun package of twirls and speed. Do get wrapped up and do wear the waterproof robe they... More 

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Thank Xian1234
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Best Thing to do is go on Book Me NZ to get a much cheaper price off this experience. They were selling them from $125 and I managed to get one for $84.00. I really like that everyone gets a free picture. The Thunder Jet was so fun I would do and again and recommend everyone to go on.... More 

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Thank Annika D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A super fun ride with a super fun driver! Lots of splashes, nice music and plenty of jokes. Awesome 360 spins. A must-do in Queenstown!

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Thank Sara B
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it when Kylie cranked the sounds....she was awesome! Good kiwi humour too....keep her on 😎 Super-friendly and respectful staff, from the ticket booth all the way to the boat (and back). Heaps of fun and money well spent

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Thank jemaimat
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having done most jet boat tours in the north and south islands, this is by far the best. Can't remember the drivers name but he said if it was bad he was bob!! Brilliant trip and witty but relevant local information and commentary. DONT GO ANYWHERE ELSE!!

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Thank Glenda M
ThunderJetTeam, Director of Sales at Thunder Jet, responded to this review

Wow, that's great news that you've done most other jet boats in New Zealand! Ahhh yes, we know Bob :) Glad you had a great time on Thunder Jet and thanks for the recommendation. We hope to see you again soon! More 

BRIGHTON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the thunderjet boat today and it was fantastic. It is very convenient to catch as it leaves from the town centre. You get a bit of sightseeing of the lake as you go around. Neville the driver was lovely and did a great job of spinning us around without getting us totally soaked. Only takes one hour so... More 

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Thank NICOLE B
ThunderJetTeam, Director of Sales at Thunder Jet, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We see Thunder Jet as a great mix of all that jet boating has to offer - scenery, spins, safety, speed, & excitement! We're stoked that your daughter had an amazing time too - win! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked directly through their website and saved quite a bit of money. It was for 2 adults and 1 child and it worked out a lot cheaper to select a family package. Highly enjoyed the trip, unfortunately the weather wasn't the best on the day we went as it was a little drizzly. However, once we were out on... More 

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Thank Nicola M
ThunderJetTeam, Director of Sales at Thunder Jet, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We are one of the only activities that operate in the rain which is awesome! When you start getting into it, you don't even notice it! We hope to see you again soon! More 

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