New Zealand, Queenstown

Cheap Thrills on the Thunder Jet, Queenstown

March 8, 2013

We managed to score some super cheap tickets on the Thunder Jet in Queenstown today (from the website) so that was the morning activities taken care of. Up early (well earlier than usual) and by 10am we were zooming at 85 KM/Hour along Lake Wakatipu. Definitely a good way to start the day and get you up and awake.

Thunder Jet Queenstown

We are the annoying rowdy ones in the back.

The Thunder Jet is the cheap version of the Shotover Jet that leaves from the centre of town, but there is such a huge price difference. Shotover Jet is about $129 for 30 minutes, whereas Thunder Jet costs around $90 for a whole hour (and that’s without a discount – our tickets actually cost £65). If you’re on a budget – the Thunder Jet is an awesome alternative – and you get more time in the water anyway – and you see some gorgeous sights as you’re whizzing round The Remarkables, so it’s worth every penny.

I decided to do something a bit different this time, with the photos – as we took a few clips of video too. So I’ve compiled it all together into a little movie below. Enjoy!

(It’s best to watch it in the small sized screen here – any bigger and the quality suffers a bit) 


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  • saskia baird March 18, 2013 at 8:47 am

    i know your mum she’s my teacher!

    im saskia baird my teacher wanted us to see it
    she is one awesome teacher
    plus i luv ur blogs MAKE MORE!!!!!!

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  • whitney July 2, 2013 at 2:08 am

    i think this is one place that I should go. I need a new venue for my next adventure and reading your post made me want to be there, too. There are lots of accommodation is Queenstown, right?

    • Elle-Rose July 9, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      There are loads of hotels and hostels in Queenstown, you’ll be spoilt for choice! A good balance too – hostels are good on a budget, but there are some luxury hotels too if you’re treating yourself. 🙂

      • Mare short for America July 22, 2013 at 3:04 am

        I hope there are some luxury accommodation Queenstown that my mother would love. I am treating her and myself to some really cool vacation in New Zealand.