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Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour from Wanaka provided by Wanaka River Journeys

Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour from Wanaka

Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour from Wanaka
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Come deep into the Matukituki Valley on the most exciting 4-hour jet boating adventure in New Zealand, beneath the spectacular scenery of Glaciers and Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film locations, into world heritage Mount Aspiring National Park. Flowing from Glaciers, the pristine waters of the Matukituki River are perfect to experience the longest and most spectacular jet boat tour in New Zealand. Travel at speed over shallow braids, drift into turns and yes… experience exciting spins, stopping in deep pools to breathe in the magic of the landscape & hear stories of our land from your local guides. Deep in the mountains, off the beaten track, enjoy a 50-minute guided walk through moss covered forest, waterfalls and glacier fed streams in an area so special you won't want to leave.  For those looking for even more of an adventure then check out our new Packraft Wanaka Tripadvisor listing!!!  
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Exciting Wilderness Jet Boating with views of Mount Aspiring and Hanging Glaciers, Lord of The Rings film locations, forests and waterfalls. At the top of the River disembark the jet boat for a remote, guided nature walk through native forests and wetlands, during summer months this is beneath beneath Avalanche Glacier
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Exciting Wilderness Jet Boating with views of Mount Aspiring and Hanging Glaciers, Lord of The Rings film locations, forests and waterfalls. At the top of the River disembark the jet boat for a remote, guided nature walk through native forests and wetlands, during summer months this is beneath beneath Avalanche Glacier
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 47316P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Shuttle transfer
  • Life jackets
  • Wet weather gear
  • Heated hand rails and footrests (in cold weather)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Wanaka River Journeys, 99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand 99 Ardmore Street, outside of the i-SITE Please make sure you have parked your car in a long term car-park Meet 20 minutes prior to departure
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Maximum is 10 people per booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • Shuttle transfer
  • Life jackets
  • Wet weather gear
  • Heated hand rails and footrests (in cold weather)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Wanaka River Journeys, 99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand 99 Ardmore Street, outside of the i-SITE Please make sure you have parked your car in a long term car-park Meet 20 minutes prior to departure
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Maximum is 10 people per booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Popular mentions

5.0
138 reviews
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Straight Trippin Yo
7 contributions
I Liked Going Around in Circles
Mar 2020
An actual quote from my girlfriend, with whom I took this trip. Hey, our guide was awesome, the scenery was spectacular (as was the weather!), and everyone on the boat had a blast. The "circles" reference is to the 360's that the guide did in wider parts of the river, which added to the sense of adventure. The walking tour was interesting and gave us the opportunity for some awesome pics. We would highly recommend this adventure!
Written 28 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Elaine0505
Bath, UK5 contributions
A thrilling experience
Feb 2020
Excellent jet boat journey with stunning scenery and informative guide. Enjoyed the exciting ride and the wilderness walk. We learnt so much about the local geology and the 360 spins were phenomenal
Written 6 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Spencer T
Wellington, New Zealand18 contributions
Up the river
Mar 2020
Excellent opportunity to get to an area that usually is not easily accessed, and see the variations in vegetation and climate just in that short journey. Was a great view of Avalanche Glacier
Written 5 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cheryl C
6 contributions
Fun, scenic, great tour
Feb 2020
Was looking forward to this tour as part of our stay in Wanaka, and it was fantastic!
There's plenty of places to do jet boats, but this tour gives you a nice drive into the Mt Aspiring area, then the best combo of fun in a jet boat, amazing scenic mountain views, a gorgeous little bush walk, and interesting, knowledgeable commentary from our Driver/Guide (thanks Ben!).
Written 1 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jgabothwell
5 contributions
Twitcher
Feb 2020 • Friends
Fantastic trip thanks Benjamin, very informative loved all the spins!!!!! The glacier was awesome I certainly would recommend it to family and friends
Written 28 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HEK872
London, UK50 contributions
Amazing scenery! A must!
This is a must for scenic viewing around Wanaka! Such a beautiful area, the boat ride and the walk made us feel so remote and peaceful. Lovely guide too. I would 100% recommend.
Written 27 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kate S
Colwall, Malvern,United Kingdom27 contributions
Stunning Views on a Beautiful River
Feb 2020 • Couples
Going up the Matukituki river by jet boat was a delight from start to finish. Ben was a knowledgeable guide and a fun boat driver. Well worth it. One of our holiday highlights.
Written 24 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Simon S
3 contributions
A great experience
A really exciting experience through wonderful scenery. The team were great and really helpful. We would highly recommend this
Written 23 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MinnesotaLaurie
Edina, MN7 contributions
Best in New Zealand
Thrilling, spectacular scenery, off the beaten path! River Journeys takes you places you can only get with these jet boats as the river gets very shallow and these boats only require inches of water! See the hidden glaciers, do spins, ride the rapids! You even take a hike to waterfalls. There are lots of jet boat opportunities in New Zealand but this trip has it all and we would highly recommend it! Top notch!
Written 19 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nicki M
Southampton, England, United Kingdom22 contributions
Thrilling, delightful and informative
Feb 2020
A brilliant trip from start to finish. The ride up the Matutikitiki River on a jet boat with a driver who is passionate about his country was so exciting and Ben’s knowledge about nature was great. We had fantastic views of the glacier at Mount Aspiring and others. The meadow and forest walk was delightful too. We loved it and if you do nothing else in NZ do this.
Written 7 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Timjervis89
Timjervis89
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Epic day
We did the pack raft trip and it was awesome, can't think of a better way to spend the day in Aspiring National Par
Dotmurphy25
Dotmurphy25
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A fantastic day out
From the moment we were picked up, our guides were friendly, professional and focused on giving us a fun and safe d
Sightsee583777
Sightsee583777
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Packrafting on the Matukituki River, Wanaka
Pack rafting down the Matukituki River from Raspberry Creek. What an amazing experience for our family. They were r
Stefflin
Stefflin
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Absolute bliss
One of the best organised days out I've had so far in New Zealand. I've never been on a jet boat and absolutely lov
Companion610683
Companion610683
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The best mix of activities!
We had a wonderful day in the jet boat, walking around the forest and fields, and then rafting down the rapids. It
DORIT A
DORIT A
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our most entertaining and enjoyable experience in NZ tilll now
it's avert good organized touristic experience. nice to fly on the river w a jet boat with an amazing skipper an
markowellington
markowellington
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Wicked day out
Wicked day out, everything sorted and always felt the guides knew it was our day out, not theirs. A hot crystal cle
cscac
cscac
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Amazing
The 4 Cali girls visited New Zealand and joined Benjamin on his jet boat tour of the Wanaka River. This was by far
KatarinaT263
KatarinaT263
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A dream Journey
Three adventures packed into one day. The Jet boat was super cool and Ben our driver stopped multiple times for pho
Monkfishdave
Monkfishdave
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Great day on the river
We did the jet boat, nature walk and pack raft and had a fantastic time. The jet boat was exciting and a great way
X1181IOalexandrac
X1181IOalexandrac
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A highlight
My husband and I did the full day of jet boat, nature walking and pack rafting (kayaking) with Courtney while we we
marty418
marty418
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Fabulous jetboat/kayak trip.
If you want to do one extraordinary thing on the South Island of New Zealand this should be it. The scenery is stag
930JulesP
930JulesP
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Brilliant day out
We had a fabulous full day out - long jet boat ride, beautiful walk, packraft down the river and then return on the
Ankabtm
Ankabtm
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Great trip!
Awesome day! Whole family (2 adults & 3 children - 10, 12 & 14) had a great day. Great combination of jet boating,
MacQ
MacQ
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Best Wanaka Adventure
Thanks to our great crew for a fabulous, adventurous and informative trip. The jet boat was great but the rafting d
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