The combination of travelling at turbo Speeds and acress the tranquil waters of one of Tasmania more picturesque rivers is what makes a jet boat on the Huon River a memorable experience.
Hold on tight and head up the Huon River for the ride of a lifetime. Feel the adrenalin surge as the jet boat quickly accelerates to speeds of up to 80kph. You’ll whip along the riverbank, weaving in and out of the forest canopy that overhangs the river, dodge around trees and rocks in the river, bounce through white water and fly into full 360° spins. You may not realise the jet boat has slowed down until you feel your grip relaxing on the seat in front of you! Enjoy true tranquility as you cruise through wide expanses of deep water surrounded by forest, wildlife and mountains in the distance. Gaze into the still waters that show off fabulous reflections of the river and skies. Go close up with Huon pines growing on the river bank. Then before you know it the jet boat is back at top speed and the heart begins to race.
It’s the balance between thrills and beauty that sets the Huon Jet apart from other jet boat rides. Both aspects of the jet boat ride will take your breath away. The ride lasts for 35 minutes and in this time you will see 12 kilometres of the majestic Huon River. Your driver will occasionally stop at various points along the river to tell you a little bit about the history of the area and provide a commentary about the river itself. It’s a thrilling ride along an ever changing riverscape.
No visit to the Huon Valley is complete without a ride on the Huon Jet so book the ride of a lifetime today.
The Jet Boats: The Huon Jet vessels are 5.6 metre aluminium hulls designed by Huon Jet and built in Tasmania by Mariton Marine to comply with the strict requirements of Marine and Safety Tasmania. The boats are powered by Marinised 5.7 litre fuel injected V8 Chevrolet engines which drive a 8 inch Hamilton Jet water jet unit. This combination can propel the loaded vessel along at speeds of up to 80 kph in water only 100mm deep and allow the vessel to be turned in its own length.
Your Safety: Our experienced drivers are rigorously trained to guarantee both comfort and safety. Life jackets are provided prior to starting the jet boat ride and a safety briefing is given at the outset of each trip. Our boats are purpose built, regularly maintained and meet all Australian safety standards. Huon Jet has enjoyed 21 years of incident free thrills, the ride is designed to be fun – not dangerous.
Departure Days: Daily except 25 December
MAY-AUG: Winter: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm.
SEP-APR: Summer: 9.00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5.00pm.
Departure Point: Huon Visitor Centre Jetty, Esplanade, Huonville.
Directions: Take the A6 out of Hobart and follow the signs to Huonville. Drive through Huonville and turn left just before the bridge over the river. Drive 500 metres and we are located on the riverbank.
Ph (03) 6264 1838
A/Hrs (03) 6223 1164
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