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Half-Day Mount Aspiring National Park Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk from Wanaka

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  • Half-Day Mount Aspiring National Park Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk from Wanaka
  • Speed along the Matukituki River on an exhilarating jet-boat ride
  • Enjoy a 50-minute guided hike around the Avalanche Glacier
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Half-Day Mount Aspiring National Park Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk from Wanaka
From US$166.81
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A half day wilderness Jet boating adventure with stunning views of Glaciers, Mt Aspiring and Lord of the Rings film locations. Guided walk through ancient forests and waterfalls, suited for all ages
From US$166.81
Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk 1pm
A half day wilderness Jet boating adventure with stunning views of Glaciers, Mt Aspiring and Lord of the Rings film locations. Guided walk through ancient forests and waterfalls, suited for all ages
From US$166.81
Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk11am
A half day wilderness Jet boating adventure with stunning views of Glaciers, Mt Aspiring and Lord of the Rings film locations. Guided walk through ancient forests and waterfalls, suited for all ages
From US$166.81
Overview
Discover the idyllic landscapes of the Mount Aspiring National Park, where filming for the Lord of the Rings took place, on this action-packed half-day tour from Wanaka. Zip along the Matukituki River on a jet boat, admire spectacular views of Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring, then hike past forests and waterfalls to see the Avalanche Glacier.
What to Expect

Departures are from i-SITE Information Centre. Your journey begins with a 20-minute scenic shuttle drive around the shores of Lake Wanaka, a taste of the amazing photo opportunities to come. 

On board the jet boat, your guides will provide a welcome and comprehensive safety brief before heading up-river toward Lord of The Rings film locations, Mount Aspiring and spectacular hanging glaciers. 

Disembark the jet boat for a 50 minute guided walk through ancient forests and waterfalls, during the summer months when conditions allow walking beneath the majestic Avalanche Glacier.

Suitable for all fitness levels. Minimum age is 4 years. Sturdy footwear and warm layers recommended. You are welcome to bring a day pack with snacks and water and don't forget your camera.

Reviews (94)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
A MUST DO IN WANAKA!

I am going to keep it simple, Amazing hospitality Amazing trip, JUST BOOK IT AND DO IT and see for yourself....

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bunnyb001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Second Visit

We had done this before, in 2012! And we absolutely loved the thrills of the 360 degree spins on the shallow Matukituki River. Therefore we were considering doing Shotover Jet at Queenstown, but decided against it eventually. Shotover Jet is a 25min boat ride at...More

Thank msnakim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Half day trip

Loved it. beautiful scenery mixed with a jet boat and a few thrills, Wilderness walk was a good change in pace and the guide was very informative.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tetley101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fun!

Great experience! Guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. Our 4 & five year olds enjoyed themselves and the nature walk was a perfect length and distance for them. Highly recommend!

Thank U2693DJjenniferj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Add the packrafting adventure

We wanted to do something a little different for this trip to New Zealand and chose the jet boat, wilderness walk and pack rafting full day adventure. Our guide, Rose, was talkative, fun and attentive to our needs. Lunch was bountiful and filling. Each component...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stacy B
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Response from Dan M | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't remember exactly what time we arrived back in town. Give them a call. They graciously answered any questions that we had beforehand.
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