Experience one of New Zealand’s most iconic adventure activities in some of the world greatest scenery. Marvel at the power and remarkable manoeuvrability of New Zealand’s famous jet boat. Ride with Wana Jet and experience the water like you never have before. 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.
Departing from Wanaka’s waterfront enjoy a short jaunt across the lake taking in unsurpassed snow-capped mountain views, as we prepare to enter one of the world’s swiftest flowing rivers, the Clutha River. The Clutha River is famous for its crystal clear fast flowing water showing off its large partially submerged boulders. Here your expert driver will raise your excitement demonstrating the manoeuvrability of the jet boat pushing it to its absolute limits; skilfully navigating through shallow water, tunnels and over giant pressure waves, speeding past trees mere inches from your face disappearing in your peripheral vision.
Of course, a jet boat ride wouldn’t be complete without the iconic Hamilton Spin! A high-speed manoeuvre causing the boat to spin rapidly on the spot creating G forces you just can’t get enough of.
Along the way, the driver will stop for that once in a lifetime ‘snap shot’ and provide commentary of the area and the jet boat itself. Our trip makes the best of blood pumping adrenaline along with some of the world’s best scenery in the background. Wana Jet is a must-do whilst in Wanaka, so come experience the Ultimate Thrill for yourself…
The Log Cabin, 100 Ardmore Street, Wanaka
- 60 minute Jet Boat Experience
- Commentary from your guide
- #1 Wanaka location
- 360 degree spins & speeds in excess of 80 kph
- 60 minute Jet Boat experience
- Group discounts available
What to bring
- Summer – Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Warm Jacket & Camera (at own risk)
- Winter – Sunscreen, beanie, Gloves, Sunglasses, Warm jacket & Camera (at own risk)
No matter on the time of year, we recommend you book prior to arrival, especially in peak periods to avoid an unnecessary delay or disappointment. You can check seat availability and make a Booking Online or call our Team on 0800 WANA JET (0800 92 62 53).
Jet boating should not make you feel seasick. Wana Jet goes down the river where it is calmest even when the lake is rough.
On our trip, there are many fantastic photo opportunities so yes camera may be brought on board, however these are at your own risk. With jet boating, there is a risk of getting slightly wet therefore we can take no responsibility for any damage.
Part of the fun with Jet boating is the spray, therefore during some of our high speed manoeuvres you may get a little wet. We can provide spray jackets to wear under your life jacket to keep you mostly dry and warm. If you particularly concerned about getting a little wet we would recommend that you sit the centre seats of the boat. Please note however, we can’t guarantee seating.
We operate every day of the year except Christmas Day. Our trips are run frequently throughout the day however exact times change from Winter to Summer, please check our Book Now section for exact trip departures.
- 4-15 YEARS
- 16+ YEARS
- 2 ADULTS & 2 CHILDREN
Departs 10.00am, 12noon, 2pm & 4pm*
Allow 1.5 Hours
Check In 15 minutes prior to departure time
Lakeland Wanaka phone bookings: 0508 52 53 52