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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!


  • 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


  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience


  • 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.


  • 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 December 06 to December 12

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  • Adult$125.00
  • Child$65.00

  • Adult$125.00
  • Child$65.00

  • Adult$125.00
  • Child$65.00

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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Tracey Stanaway from New Zealand wrote on 04 April 2021

So much fun

Lakeland jet Wanaka is very professional, our driver was very knowledgeable, the views were spectacular,and most of all we had so much fun.

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Joseph Xulue from New Zealand wrote on 01 February 2021

Fast Times in Wanaka

Such an amazing experience out on the water with one of the most friendliest, safest and (ironically) most exciting tour companies I’ve ever had the pleasure of using. A special mention to the skipper Callum for Ana amazing time out on the water and for making the experience as thrilling as it was. Couldn’t ask for anything better. Would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys speed boats and a bit of a laugh, while seeing some of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand.

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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!


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