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The Ultimate Milford Sound Experience by Helicopter from Queenstown
"Relaxed and unhurried you can make the most of each incredible environment your pilot takes you to on this wonderful tour in Milford Sound. Stroll on an uninhabited beach soar among mountains dine at a remote alpine lake suspended above Fiordland. Learn of the age old glaciers and prehistoric rainforests in a habitat seldom frequented by man. This relaxed and interpretive expedition distills the essence of New Zealand’s most dramatic scenery. the tallest waterfall in New Zealand; majestic Milford Sound; uninhabited wild yet beautiful beaches with the opportunity to stroll along the shore glaciers high in the Alps and the fiords coastal rainforests. Sit back relax
From NZD6,940.00
 
Milford Sound Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
"Join us on a personal scenic helicopter flight to Milford Sound with a cruise. Your pilot acting as your personal guide will fly you down to Milford over the breathtaking snow capped Southern Alps where we will land and shut down the helicopter. You will board the cruise boat to take one of the most memorable journeys you can imagine down Milford Sound taking in the rainforest covered slopes and the majestic waterfalls. On the return to Milford you will again board the helicopter for yet more amazing scenery from the air together with a landing on one of the snow capped peaks allowing you to throw a few snowballs and take more photographs of an amazing experience."
From NZD1,175.00
 
Glenorchy Lord of the Rings Off-Road 4X4 Adventure from Queenstown
"The tar-sealed road clings to the lakeshore for 45 fleet-footed kilometers to allow 4WDs to find the gateway to deepest Lord of the Rings country. The glacial lakes ancient forests and neck-stretching peaks of the film trilogy are your domain for a day in the minds and vision of Jackson and Tolkien alike bringing Lord of the Rings to life with Queenstown and New Zealand as a backdrop. As New Zealand’s original you could not be in better hands. Our experience and passion is your greatest asset and with family roots in the area dating back to the 1860’s this family owned and operated business will offer you customers a real kiwi experience.During this thrilling adventure you will be given the opportunity to view Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit locations such as Isengard the Lothorien forests Itilien Camp Amon Hen
From NZD165.00

Jet Boating Tips (28)

A Bonanza of Activity

We asked our motel service desk about the Shotover ride, and he told us that we could choose to do a bonanza of activity. This would include the Shotover Jet Boat ride, a helicopter ride, and a...
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Aidy_p
May 11, 2007

One of the Must dos

You have never experienced the sheer speed of a leisure boat until you have tried Shotover Jet. Totally thrilling! To cap the entire experience, our guide was also a comic act. The twists and tight...
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Aidy_p
May 11, 2007

Shotover Jet

Wow! A thrilling jet boat ride like no other. Acutally, hair raising at times. Be prepared for numerous 360 degree turns up, and down the canyon. The driver does give plenty of warning with his hand...
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jag17
Jan 01, 2007

Kawarau Jet

A must-do whenever you're in Queenstown. You sit in these speed boats and skim over shallow waters of Shotover River. These boats are originally made in New Zealand. Prices for the shortest ride is...
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vincentf
Aug 27, 2006

Shotover Jet

Ever since arriving in New Zealand (Adventure Capitol of the Wolrd) I have constantly heard about New Zealands invention of the jet boat. Before heading down to Queenstown we heard rumor that it was...
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bryINpoland
Aug 18, 2006

The thrilling jetboat ride

We went on a thrilling bumpy jet boat ride with lots of 360 deg turns and splashes and near death experience as we almost clash into the sharp edges of the canyon.Words cant describe the adrenaline...
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imstress
Mar 19, 2006

Shotover Souvenir Shop

You may purchase the photos taken during the jetboat rides and a certificate at the souvenier shop. Each personalised souvenier pack cost NZ$40.It is not compulsory for you to purchase them. But if...
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imstress
Mar 19, 2006

Shotover Jet

We have a hard time deciding which Jet Boat company to go with. The cheaper one or the more experienced one?After much delibration, we decide to go for Shotover Jet which is the only licensed company...
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imstress
Mar 19, 2006

Before Jet Boating

Before the action begins we took a picture together. We were told to put all our belongings into the lockers provided and put on a black robe.All of us came from different countries from the UK, USA,...
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imstress
Mar 19, 2006

Adrenaline-pumping Shotover Jet

The most adrenaline-pumping activity in the Queenstown area is a ride on the jetboat at Shotover Rapids. I did not have the guts to do bungee jumping so the next best thing to do was to shoot the...
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aukahkay
Feb 07, 2006

Flying over the water

The Shotover Jet boat ride was fantastic. It's a lot of fun skimming over the water and doing 360 turns right next to cliffs.Don't bring your camera, your pictures will come out blurry and your camera...
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SSerre
May 09, 2005

Shotover Jet Boat

Hubby and I did this tour on a recent visit to Queenstown and it was excellent. The ride was about 30 minutes long and even though the river was running a bit high, the driver still managed to add...
hollyday
May 14, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Queenstown

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The Remarkables

The Remarkable range runs alongside the southern most arm of Lake Wakatipu. The mountains seem to rise directly from the lake when viewed from Queenstown. The range is dominated by Double Cone with...
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Queenstown Mall

For a small town the mall is a bustling place at night. Restaurants and pubs are open and the tourist crowd is ready to party. It actually was quite busy - I always wait for 'no people' to take my...
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The Kingston Flyer

The Kingston Flyer is an old steam train that ran between Kingston and Gore, Invercargill, and less frequently, Dunedin back in the 1980s. The train is no longer used for passengers, but was still...
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Coronet Peak Ski Resort

While Coronet Peak is most well known for its ski fields it makes a lovely drive in other times as well. The aspect over Wharehaunui from the main lodge area is amazing and the drive along the range...
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Lord of the Rings Tours

The tour guides explain you the composition of the LoR scenes very well. Although they do not wear strange ears as they do on some of the tours in the Wellington region, and do not show film clips,...
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Skydive - NZONE Queenstown

WOW, What a way to spend your birthday, jumping 15000 feet out of a plane! Im glad my friends dragged me into this! Im completely addicted and cant get enough of it! I will fly from australia every 6...
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