Queenstown Jet Boat Ride - 25 or 60 Minutes

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Self drive
Fitness level low
Intensity level moderate
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Highlights & inclusions

Exciting jet boat ride on Lake Wakatipu
Professional and entertaining drivers
Choose between 25 or 60 minutes
Perfect for all the family!
Speeds up to 90kmph & 360-degree spins
Experience a section of the Kawarau River
or 4 payments of $22.77 with more info
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience

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Sun, Jul 14, 2024

What you can expect

Get ready to experience one of Queenstown's must-do activities - jet boating! Join a 25-minute and 60-minute Queenstown jet boat ride with RealNZ, departing from central Queenstown. This exciting adventure on Lake Wakatipu promises to be a highlight of your trip!

Starting from Queenstown Bay, the Queenstown jet boat takes you on a whirlwind tour of Lake Wakatipu and a section of the historic Kawarau River. Whether you choose the 25- or 60-minute ride, you'll be treated to adrenaline-pumping action with breathtaking views of New Zealand's adventure capital.

Powered by twin V8 engines, these Queenstown jet boats can reach speeds of up to 95kmph, providing an exhilarating ride complete with 360-degree spins and tight turns. If you choose the 60-minute ride, the excitement is extended to cover a distance of 44-kilometres up the Kawarau River, allowing for more time to soak in the panoramic views and perhaps even catch a glimpse of local wildlife. The expert Queenstown jet boat drivers will provide a thrilling tour with plenty of entertainment along the way.

Ideal for adventure seekers of all ages, this jet boat ride in Queenstown offers not just an adrenaline rush, but also a unique way to explore the natural beauty of the area. Whether you're looking for a quick adventure fix or a more extensive exploration of Queenstown's waterways, a Queenstown jet boat with RealNZ has you covered. This activity is perfect for families, groups, and solo travellers alike, looking to add some thrills into your New Zealand itinerary.


What you need to know

  • 25 minute or 60 minute jet boat ride
  • Departs from central Queenstown
  • Expert and passionate drivers
  • Jet across Lake Wakatipu and Kawarau River
  • Life jackets
  • Make your way down to the Kiosk on the Queenstown waterfront. Look for the RealNZ flags and black jet boats
  • Check in 15 minutes before your experience so we can get you geared up and ready to go
  • Place your belongings in a secure locker (don’t forget your camera and sunglasses)
  • Real NZ staff will supply life vests as you wait for your driver
  • Hop onto the jet boat where you will get a full safety briefing
  • Hold on as you exit Queenstown Bay at speed
  • Jet across Lake Wakatipu fitting in plenty of those famous 360-degree spins
  • Speed down a section of the Kawarau River, under The Remarkables mountain range before spinning back round, Queenstown bound
  • 25 or 60 minute thrilling minutes later we will have you back to Queenstown Bay
  • The departure time varies for this experience (opt upon booking)
  • Please allow 25 or 60 minutes for the jet boat ride
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from the RealNZ kiosk, Steamers Wharf, Beach Street, Queenstown
What To Bring
  • Please bring sensible clothing and footwear
  • You are more than welcome to wear your sunglasses, hats and other accessories should they be securely fastened to your body – if they fly off, we can’t pick them up
  • Don’t forget to bring your camera, Go Pro’s and video devices. Selfie sticks are also welcome
  • Summer - Warm Clothes, Rain Jacket, Sunglasses, Sunscreen & Camera (at own risk)
  • Winter - Warm Clothes, Rain Jacket/Windproof Layer, Woolly Hat, Gloves, Sunglasses, and Camera (at own risk)
Additional Information
  • Child rates apply (5-15yrs)
  • Minimum age is 2 years old (children under 5 travel for free)
  • Wear a warm jacket or fleece, casual footwear, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • In winter months the 25 minute jet boat is more suitable for those travelling with kids to avoid them getting too cold
  • You cannot participate if you are pregnant or have neck/back injuries
Cancellation Policy
  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience​
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience​
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Need help?

  • Email us at enquiry@experienceoz.com.au
  • Help code: D2B-683E
  • This experience is supplied by TSS Earnslaw Cruises and Walter Peak Farm Tours


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  • We have an approved Science Based Target
  • We use third party verified standards
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