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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Goldfields Jet - Jet boat Ride


I was very much excited for our next adventure stop at Kawarau Gorge for our jetboat ride.

Our guide took us to Goldfields Jet to experience the rush of a  spectacular jetboat ride and  to discover the historical gold mining on the mighty Kawarau River. A designed jet boats and highly trained drivers took us on this unforgettabe 40 minutes ride on one of New Zealand most spectacular high volume rivers at Kawarau Gorge with an extensive commentary given by the jet boat driver guide on the historical area and other points of interest.

Since this is an outdoor activity, dress up accordingly with the season. Warm clothing is recommended during winter season.  With this kind of adventure activity expect to get wet, but dont worry for they provide protective spray jacket.

Before heading to the jetboat for the ride a protective spray jacket and life jackets is being provided for safety. A short safety instruction is also given by the driver guide.
Gearing Place
This spectacular Kawarau Gorge were the Goldfield Mining Centre as well, a historical reserve. The driver guide point out some unique site where the early miners toiled in search of the elusive gold and told us some historical background of the river tunnels, chinese village and some heritage site.

A jetboat ride on the shallow and narrow river. The ride will take you through the gorge along the Kawarau river and navigate through the narrow gaps in high speed. The driver also does a 360 degree spin of the jetboat, which could make you feel like getting thrown off your seats! Other great activities would be  bungy jumping, paragliding and skydiving, which I'm going to show and discuss on my next New Zealand article/blog, but didn't try those extreme adventure.
At first, watching on a sample video being showed seems to be very scary but after trying it out,  it wasn't that scary at all, it was a fun adventure and a fantastic unforgettable experience.   
Spectacular view of Kawarau River
We paid NZ$90 (Php3150) for each person for this wonderful jetboat ride experience with a maximum seating capacity of 13 passengers. You better try this when visiting New Zealand! Its an awesome experience!

Goldfield Jet
Central Otago Region
Kawarau Gorge, New Zealand

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