Queenstown Underwater Observatory Tickets & Activities

Queenstown Underwater Observatory: Our most recommended tours and activities

Queenstown: Shotover River and Kawarau River Jet Boat Ride

1. Queenstown: Shotover River and Kawarau River Jet Boat Ride

Get an adrenaline rush on a 1-hour jet boat ride, operated by the world’s first commercial jet boat company. Take in stunning views of the Remarkable Mountains and journey up 2 of the South Island’s most iconic rivers.  Depart from the heart of Queenstown, and climb aboard the big yellow jet boat at the Main Town Pier. Hold on tight as you accelerate across the water and feel the exhilaration of a high-powered twin-engine boat that powers across Lake Wakatipu. Experience the twists and spins as you enter the Kawarau River and race past rocks and under bridges at speeds of up to 95 kilometers per hour.  Grip the heated handrails and experience 360° spins while you speed up the shallow channels of the Shotover River. After 45 kilometers of pure adrenaline, return to the pier and see photos and videos from your trip.

Boutique Winery Half-Day Tour & Vineyard Platter-Style Lunch

2. Boutique Winery Half-Day Tour & Vineyard Platter-Style Lunch

Discover Central Otago and some of its world-class wines on this small group tour. Accompanied by an experienced and knowledgeable wine guide, you will visit a selection of the region’s premium vineyards, taste a range of fine wines, and enjoy a gourmet platter-style lunch. A maximum group size of 12 adults ensures the pace of the tour is relaxed and informative with time to learn about the early history, master the art of wine appreciation, and visit the historic Old Cromwell Town. Central Otago is a remarkable region in New Zealand. It is steeped in early pioneering history, has rugged spectacular scenery, produces some of New Zealand’s tastiest stone fruits, and has now become renowned for its outstanding wines. Pinot Noir is the real star of the region but there are many outstanding examples of Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. Departing at 11:00, you will venture through the rugged Kawarau Gorge to visit 4 of the region’s finest boutique vineyards in the Bannockburn and the Gibbston Valley sub regions. Lunch is provided in the peaceful setting of Carrick Winery, overlooking the Bannockburn Inlet of Lake Dunstan. This tour is a great introduction to the region’s wine, history, culture, and fine cuisine, and makes a great afternoon out from Queenstown. Upgrade your experience by adding a jet boat ride or 9 holes of golf.

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What people are saying about Queenstown Underwater Observatory

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4.7
(244 reviews)

Ben was so so amazing! Made us feel really comfortable at the start and kept checking to make sure everyone was comfortable. This was definitely a highlight of our trip to Queenstown. Everything ran smoothly and the boat was handled so expertly that I couldn’t believe that I wanted more 360 deg spins! A must when you visit !

The money was all worth it for the service and fun we experienced. Our captain driver gave us lots of 360 degrees thrilling experience. Will recommend to do it when in Queenstown.

Absolutely awesome…a must do activity whilst in Queenstown, New Zealand..then grab a beer or coffee near by and enjoy stunning scenery..

Great fun and thrilling experience. Well run and enjoyable. Highly recommended

Great fun and very exciting. Got very slightly wet.