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Wild Rivers Jet

Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
0364717396
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Ranked #7 of 12 attractions in Strahan
Type: Tours
Owner description: Option 150 Minute King River Jet Boat.View the rain-forested gorges of the King River.View the restored Abt railway formation.View stands of Huon Pine... more » Owner description: Option 150 Minute King River Jet Boat.View the rain-forested gorges of the King River.View the restored Abt railway formation.View stands of Huon Pine trees.Travel in safety and comfort aboard our exciting Hi-performance jet boatOption 2All the above plus a visit to the Teepookana Plateau.Short drive to where we spend half an hour strolling through Huon Pine forest.Superb views from a lofty viewing tower. « less
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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Totally enjoyed our family experience on the jet boats! Best thing we did in Strahan and surprisingly we didn't even get wet! highly recommend!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We missed the river cruise and opted for the wild rivers jet ride. What a ride it was! the river was tranquil and the scenery around the shores was breathtaking. Lots of history to boot and the beautiful old Huon Pines were a sight not to be missed.

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Hobart
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We rocked up at 1:50pm to make a booking for next day, but were advised weather might not be good, but he could fit us in at 2pm that day! He offered to wait while we grabbed warm clothes. So glad we did it then, next day was terrible weather as predicted. The trip itself was lots of fun, seven... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We booked the trip with the Huon Pine Excursion which made the trip some 2 hrs overall. This was just what we needed as the alternative of a 5hr cruise on the Gordon River was too much.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Definitely worthwhile...we had so much fun with the wild spins in the boat and great commentary by the Skipper with lots of interesting history that you get to see close up. Strahan is a great day trip if you stay in Queenstown where its cheaper. Great food and attraction....this was a blast and highly recommended. They also do a longer... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

What a great morning adventure. A few spins in the water and a lot of exploration. Travelling along the harbour we then ventured up the King River. Our guide was full of useful information about the history of logging, mining, the railway and nature along our trip. I'd recommend this trip to anyone visiting Strahan.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

A must do while you are in Strahan.. take a 50 min trip and Andrew, your skipper would take you for a wonderful ride. Can still feel the throttle of the boat in my veins.. cheers

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Strahan is a very pleasant holiday village on the "bad weather" prone west coast of Tassie. The major activity here involves a boat trip across the brown tannin stained waters of Macquarie Harbour to see the environmental battleground of the Gordon-Franklin River dam proposal and some convict ruins. A very interesting alternative is the 1 hr jetboat ride up the... More

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wildrj, Owner at Wild Rivers Jet, responded to this review

Pleased you enjoyed your ride! Yes, the King River looks better every day. Its 19 years now since mine waste went into the river system. I probably should clarify a couple of things for the benefit of others. The jet boat covers around 28 kilometers all up, but only around 6 kilometers are crossing the harbour to and from the... More

Bethanga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Yet another great experience in Strahan where the operators are knowledgable and obviously care about the area! Good fun and got to learn about the history and recuperation of the King River as well. Highly recommended!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We drove to Strahan especially to do the jet boat and 4WD trip to see huon pine and the salvage operations. Arrived more than half an hour wary as requested. Man in office seemed genuinely surprised when I said we had a booking for he boat trip (which was made more than a month beforehand). Checked his bookings before announcing... More

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wildrj, Owner at Wild Rivers Jet, responded to this review

Yes, we are weather dependant. We (and others such as the Seaplane operators) must continually assess weather conditions to ensure the safety of all aboard. The conditions on the day were not suitable, and had we gone out onto the rough unprotected area of the Harbour, there was a very real chance you could have been hurt. Even the large... More

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