Get up to $15 cash back per person when you book with us
Experience the thrill of a 15-minute ride in a semi-submersible 'shark'
All equipment including ear muffs and life jackets
Enjoy stunning views on Lake Wakatipu
Dive up to 2m under the water
Jump up to 6m out of the water
Reach speeds of up to 80kph
Experience 90-degree side rolls and doughnuts
Why Do We Love This
How deep can a hydro attack go?
"During your Hydro Attack Queenstown adventure, you'll have the opportunity to experience heart-racing rolls, twists and turns, as the shark submerges up to 2m underwater and launches out of the water, reaching heights of up to 6m!"
"Don't worry, though - your skilled pilots will tailor the experience to your preferences, offering a "wild or mild" option."
"If you opt for the wild ride, be prepared for some serious thrills, including tight doughnut-style turns and near-vertical leaps that will have you feeling the G-forces."
"Prepare to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush with Hydro Attack Queenstown!"
What to Expect
Get ready for the ultimate adrenaline experience in Queenstown with Hydro Attack!
This high-speed thrill ride takes place in a semi-submersible shark, in a unique experience that's equally thrilling and fun! Sit back and buckle up in the state-of-the-art cockpit as your expert pilots give you an unforgettable experience that will leave you breathless.
Experience the rush as you look through the F-16 fighter grade glass and watch the sky disappear as your pilot descends into a thrilling dive. Feel your heart race as you break the surface and launch the entire 18ft of the vessel into the air, rolling on a 90-degree angle, doing doughnuts and much, much more!
Skim across the crystal-clear waters of Lake Wakatipu at speeds of up to 80kph, and go as fast as 40kph under water in an experience that feels just like you're in a torpedo!
As the jets propel you upwards, fly 5m into the air before diving back into the lake's surface. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that can only be found in Queenstown!
Please note: There are some restrictions for participants, including a maximum height of 6ft 3 (1.9m) and maximum weight of 105kg.
Don't miss out on the adventure of a lifetime - book your Hydro Attack Queenstown experience today and prepare for an unforgettable ride!
Please check-in at the lakefront kiosk (by Patagonia Chocolates on Earnslaw Park) - located at Lapsley Butson Wharf - 10 minutes before your trip departure time.
Hydro Attack Queenstown
What is a hydro shark?
The Hydro Attack ride is an exhilarating and thrilling experience that will leave you breathless. During your Hydro Attack ride, you'll have the chance to experience the thrill of riding in our semi-submersible shark, which is like nothing else you've ever seen before. Hydro Sharks are specially designed for speed and agility, with state-of-the-art technology that allows you to dive and twist through the crystal-clear waters of Lake Wakatipu. This unique experience is only available in Queenstown, so don't miss out!
How long is the Hydro attack ride?
A Hydro Attack ride typically lasts around 30 minutes, but longer and shorter options are available to suit your preferences.
Frequently Asked Questions
The minimum age for this tour is 6 years old and a parent or guardian must check in with the child to sign the consent form if they are under 18. Please remember Hydro Attack is a one-on-one trip so it’s only suitable for children who are confident away from their parents.
Trips are 15 minutes on the water. Please allow 25 minutes for the whole individual shark experience and 1 hour and 15 minutes for the boat trip and shark ride option. Please check-in at thebooking kiosk 10 minutes before your departure time.
It is recommended you wear comfortable loose-fitting clothes and dress in layers as it can get warm in the cockpit. You also may need to remove your footwear as per the driver’s request.
As this is a water-based activity, there is the potential (at times) to get a small bit of spray or damp feet but nothing to worry about. Wet weather gear isn’t required to be worn in the craft, only the streamlined lifejacket we provide.
Due to the cosy confines of the cockpit, all passengers need to be able to get in and out quickly and safely in the unlikely event of an emergency. Due to this, there is a height restriction of 192cm (6ft 3’) and a weight restriction of 110kg (242lbs or 17 stone) in place. If you’re over the height or weight restriction, please contact The Operator directly.
Yes, Hydro Attack can be weather dependent. Hydro Attack’s operation can be affected by high swell on the lake, heavy rain or stormy conditions, so please call The Operator to do a weather check at least one hour before your trip departs. If individual shark rides are cancelled you may have the option to swap to the Boat trip and shark ride option.
If you have any specific medical condition including breaks or fractures or you suffer from back or neck problems please advise at the time of booking so The Operator can assess and advise your suitability to travel. Unfortunately, if you are pregnant or have a serious heart condition it is not recommended that you ride on Hydro Attack.
In a similar way to a stunt plane, the g-forces and extreme maneuvering possible during an extreme ride in the Seabreacher X can affect people who suffer from acute motion sickness. While this only affects a small number of passengers, we recommend anyone coming out on a trip who wants the full adrenaline experience to avoid eating a large meal less than two hours beforehand. Alternatively, just let your driver know you’re prone to motion sickness and they can adjust the trip accordingly.
Passengers agree that they are carried at their own risk and the supplier will not be liable in any way for any injury incurred as a result of being carried.
All customers need to do a weather check two hours before their trip departure time. Call The Operator on the free phone number 0508 493 762.
The boat trip and shark ride option is the windy weather alternative for the individual shark ride trips when it is too rough on the main part of the lake to operate from the wharf. Customers will be offered the option to switch to this trip (at no extra cost) if the 15-minute trips are unable to go. If this option doesn't suit they will be offered the option to reschedule or a full refund.
Very occasionally the weather is so windy we can't run the boat trip option as well. In this event, clients will be offered the option to reschedule or a full refund.
Maximum height 6ft 3 (1.9m) and maximum weight 105kg.
24-hour cancellation and amendment policy applies.
A full refund will be given with at least 24 hours notice prior to your booking.
No refunds/changes/transfers with less than 24 hours notice.
If you do not show up no refunds will be issued.
Reviews for Hydro Attack Queenstown | Best Price Individual Ticket
Book your experience stress-free and know we're here to help.
Get Instant Confirmation