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January 2012

Pinot celebration hits Queenstown (Fri, 27th Jan 2012)

  • Pinot celebration hits Queenstown - Pinot Noir grapes on the vine

Central Otago winemakers have come a long way since the first Pinot Noir grapes were planted for scientific research in Alexandra in 1972. The first commercial release was made by Gibbston Valley pioneer Alan Brady in 1987 and since 2000 the achievements of those involved in building the local industry have been celebrated at the annual Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration. Wine buffs and enthusiasts along with a large international contingent of experts and media have once again converged on Queenstown for the 2012 celebration which started on Thursday and runs until Sunday. It's too late to join in but it's not to late to sample some of the locally produced goods in one of the Wakatipu's fine establishments - remember to ask for Central Otago Pinot Noir!

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Who's with the band? (Wed, 18th Jan 2012)

  • Who's with the band? - The Doobie Brothers - supplied by Doobie

Music lovers of a wide range of genres will be spoilt for choice over the next few weeks as a huge selection of talented musicians line up to play in the Queenstown Lakes district. Kiwi musos Barry Saunders and Lindon Puffin get things started at the Winehouse on January 29. The highly popular Rippon music festival follows hot on their heels on February 4 on the shores of Lake Wanaka before an onslaught the following week which will see The Doobie Brothers, Little River Band, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Tiki Taane, Aloe Blacc, John Butler Trio and Jason Kerrison all play in the Wakatipu. If you enjoy good music and like to have a good time we reckon there's a pretty good chance you will enjoy our jetboat trips, too. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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A hummer of a Summer (Mon, 9th Jan 2012)

  • A hummer of a Summer - Sunset over Lake Wakatipu

Summer 2011/2012 is proving to be one of the best in recent memory and the team at Thunder Jet is loving getting out on the glistening water and sharing the beautiful scenery of the Wakatipu with our customers. The weather has been superb and it's no wonder thousands of holidaymakers have been flocking to Queenstown to enjoy a slice of summer paradise. If you haven't managed to see one of the spectacular sunsets we have been enjoying on a regular basis we think you should make a point of catching one. There's plenty going on in the Southern Lakes district this summer and we hope you all make the most of it.

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Irish Kiwi Postcards showcasing our famous 360 Hamilton spins on the lake. Come on down to see what it's all about!

1st February 2016

It was our absolute pleasure to host Irish Kiwi Postcards out on the lake over the weekend! What a stunner of a day it was! Thank you for coming!

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27th January 2016

Congratulations to i-SITE Queenstown for taking away this week's Winnie's Wednesday! Special thanks to Winnies Gourmet Pizza Bar for this delicious chicken, cranberry, and brie!

Also, a shout out to AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand for their fantastic photo bomb :P

27th January 2016


Welcome to Winnie's Wednesday. Who's ready??
As yesterday was Australia Day, we'll dedicate this week to our mates across the ditch.

Q. How many countries are larger than Australia? (Name them if you can).

Remember, if you are first, correct, and you're one of our agents, then you've won FREE pizza courtesy of the amazing guys at Winnies Gourmet Pizza Bar!

23rd January 2016

Heli + Jet Combo = Breath-taking

22nd January 2016

Summer Days

20th January 2016

LOVELY AGENTS! As it's Penguin Awareness Day today we thought we'd do a penguin question for Winnie's Wednesday! It's a two-part one this week. Good luck!

Q. A group of penguins in the water is called a __________?
A group of penguins on land is called a __________?

The first to answer correctly gets a delicious pizza from Winnies Gourmet Pizza Bar for lunch! If you have won the last 2 weeks then please let new agents have a go :)

19th January 2016

The finished product from our combo partner in crime, Heli Tours Ltd! Big props, guys. What a great experience video!

15th January 2016

He's still got it! Nice work, Nev :)

13th January 2016

A big congratulations to today's Winnie's Wednesday Winners! Chris and Stu, from Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa,took away a delicious Luigi's Italian all thanks to our fantastic mates over at Winnies Gourmet Pizza Bar!!

If you haven't tried Winnie's delectable pizzas, then check them out in The Mall! Cheers guys!

13th January 2016

Just in case you haven't realised yet, we live in paradise.

13th January 2016

Winnie's Wednesday Question!

Q. Today (January 13th) is National ________________ Day?

HINT: If you post a picture with your answer you have a greater chance of the win!

12th January 2016

To jet boat, or not to jet boat: that is the question. Why would you not?!

5th January 2016

Hi 🙋🏼 new jetty gal! Meet Phoebe, the blonde babe fresh to our Thunder Team!! #rosebetweentwothorns #orangeisthenewblack #orange #queenstownlive #queenstown #thunderjetqueenstown #thenewgirl #workinghard #summer2016 #kawarauriver #jettygirl #happynewyear

5th January 2016

Happy New Year! Is one of your New Year resolutions to try something new? Come and give jet boating a try! Iconic to Queenstown, it's an #NZMustDo

24th December 2015

Merry Christmas!!
Enjoy the festive season, we know we will be.
Thanks for a great year :)

18th December 2015

Nawww, thanks Air New Zealand!

16th December 2015

Win a Winnies Gourmet Pizza Bar Pizza with Thunder Jet!

16th December 2015


Winnie's Wednesday Quiz Question:

Q. In which country did Thunder 1 first begin its jet boating journey?

First CORRECT answer wins a Winnies Gourmet Pizza Bar delicious pizza delivered to you for lunch!

15th December 2015

Happy guests who enjoyed their Christmas Party with us at Thunder Jet, dinner at Stacks Pub, and then Queenstown Water Taxis saw them get home safe. Thanks so much, guys! So glad we all could host you. Merry Christmas!