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Essential Queenstown Adventures


Two extreme adventure sports in one

  • Free Cancelation - 24 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 3 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Hold on tight for exhilarating 360 degree spins on the Shotover Jet through dramatic and majestic narrow canyons of Shotover River
  • Climb on board a Nomad Safaris 4WD for an off road tour into the New Zealand backcountry
  • Explore the abandoned gold mining area of the Arrow River and locations used in The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • Enjoy a morning or afternoon tea along with a convenient roundtrip hotel transfer
  • Choose between a morning or afternoon tour based on your schedule
Most Recent Review

  • 3 Feb 2018
    This is great different with the one I tried in Sydney. It almost hit the rock. Fantastic experience !!

US$ 176.45

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What To Expect

Enjoy a three hour action filled experience with two thrilling activities combined into one day! Start your adventures with a morning or afternoon hotel pick up. You will be taken to the activity site and begin your Nomad Safaris 4WD off road tour. You will explore the abandoned gold mining area of Arrow River and even do some gold panning yourself! You will also witness some filming locations used in the hugely successful trilogy, The Lord of the Rings. After your rugged road four wheel drive, you will embark on an exhilarating jet boat journey through the narrow canyons of Shotover River. Remember to hold on tight for a full 360 degree spin! With either a morning or afternoon tea included, you will have enough energy to complete both adventures. At the end of your experiences, you will be whisked back to your hotel.

essential queenstown
Zoom past canyons on the back of a speedy Shotover jet boat
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Travel the rugged roads of New Zealand's backcountry
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Get the chance to explore old gold mining areas and shuffle through the rocks yourself
Activity Information


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • Shotover Jet experience
  • Nomad Safaris 4WD off road tour
  • Gold panning
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • Roundtrip transfer from Queenstown
  • Join in tour
  • Insurance provided by the operator


  • 8:15am/1:30pm depart from Queenstown
  • Nomad Safaris 4WD off road tour (about 2 hours)
  • Morning / afternoon tea
  • Gold panning
  • Shotover Jet Boat experience at Shotover River (about 25 min)
  • 11:30am/4:30pm return to Queenstown
Insider Tips

Insider Tips:

  • Bring a water of bottle
  • Dress appropriately for outdoor adventures in the mountains (warm clothes required year round)
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 4-14
  • Child height need to be over 100 cm
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity

Hotel Pick Up:

  • The operator will reconfirm your pick up time in advance
  • Please be at your hotel lobby by at least 10 minutes prior to scheduled pick up time
  • Pick up and drop off available for most hotels in Queenstown. Please fill out your hotel name in the space provided when booking. The bookings team will then match you to the nearest pick up hotel and all these details will be included on your voucher
  • As this is a shared transfer, please be patient in cases of unforeseen delays along the pick up route
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 24 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (7) 4.7
  • HOI YUEN 25 Jun 2018
    first of all, there was a miscommunication on the day of event, we waited at the pick up place waiting to be picked up for one hour but nobody actually came and pick us up. I was kinda pissed off because i actually tried to confirm with KLOOK team before i travel to NZ and had been keeping in touch with them from throughout my whole trip and yet there is still no confirmed answer on the actual event date. We had to choice but to try our luck by waiting at the desired pick up place and hoping that they will actually come and pick us up. And guess what, in the end nobody come. Tried to call KLOOK, nobody pick up. Tried to email them, they took forever to reply. In the end, i have no choice but to walk all the way to the local operator and asked what was the problem, they said that KLOOK placed the booking date as next day! Im like what and showed them my booking voucher, and yes my booking was absolutely right just that KLOOK misplaced it. I immediately asked for refund because about 2 hours wasted because of walking here and there, but they dont allow any refund and asked me to wait for another half an hour they will send someone else to pick us up. We had no choice but to wait again, despite all these unhappy events, I still wanna say that this whole activity is freaking awesome, worth the money and it is definitely a once in a lifetime memory. I enjoyed it so much, it would had been perfect if the miscommunication didnt take place.

    Reply from Klook

    Thank you for raising your concern to us. We sincerely regret to hear that you had unsatisfactory experience and we take your feedback extremely seriously. Your case has been noted and passed to the local operator for further investigation. Our specialist will get in touch with you shortly. Your understanding will be much appreciated.
  • Clement Cheng Yu 3 Feb 2018
    This is great different with the one I tried in Sydney. It almost hit the rock. Fantastic experience !!
  • Sheepo 28 Feb 2017
    It was amazing experience, wonderful site seen.....we all spend most memorable time altogether, please go there once in a life time.
  • WEIXIANG 7 May 2018
    Jet board is very stimulating and driving is very interesting Four-wheel drive will go to the general tourists less to go but the scenery is also a lot of places to pay attention to the autumn insects
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  • KUOHAO 25 Nov 2017
    Originally just holding the idea of ​​ride ride, I did not expect the experience of four-wheel drive let me admiration, really is climbing + wading, drove the car to the top of the mountain, into the valley, allowing you to experience the formation of the ice age terrain! ! And then take you to dig gold town, driving a four-wheel drive across the valley, wading and finally let you experience the fun of dig gold! ! ! Jet boats do not need to describe it! Look at the story, is to enjoy the thrill of speed! Let you experience the excitement of other countries can not stimulate the excitement! ! !
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  • Chui fan 14 May 2017
    I am very satisfied with this activity, to stimulate fun, I will definitely recommend friends to participate, only the transfer part of a little instructions are not clear, hope to improve, thank you!
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  • Chee Fu 4 Mar 2017
    Very exciting experience! Very fun off-road and speedboat activities, there is a feeling of something else! Should not be missed!
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