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Helicopter-walk-Jet boat. Adventure and discovery still beckon amidst the ancient river valleys and snow capped glacial mountains of the Makarora Region. One of the gateways to the World Heritage listed Mt Aspiring National Park, a 45 min drive from...more
We did the 1 hour return trip up the Wilkin and Makarora rivers with Hayden. He's extremely competent at the helm so much so that there were times I was thinking how on earth is the boat going to get through that space and he...More
We booked Wilkin river jets to pick up our party of 5 trampers up at the pick- up place in the Wilkin river, after we had done Gillespie Pass, and found them to be excellent.
They were reliable, safe and efficient.
the jet boat ride...More
Helicopter flight and jet boat. Beautiful scenery. Thrilling heli flight and jet boat trip.- both exhilarating experiences. Undoubted safety and great service by pilot, jet boat driver and reception staff. Highly recommend.
We had a heli-hike booked, that was cancelled two days in a row due to weather. While this was a disappointment, I am grateful and appreciative of tour operators who have the good judgement to cancel a tour. I am saying this because we had...More
We walked the Wilkin/Young circuit which is a brilliant 4 day family adventure - they were big days but in an awesome location (and the side day trip to Lake Crucible is well worth the 2-3 hour walk each way and the extra day this...More
We took a jet boat ride up the Wilkin River from Makarora to the Kerin Forks Hut, stayed and explored for an hour while our "boat aimer" Danielle dropped some hikers back at Makarora, then got the boat back ourselves.
Excellent driving by her, great...More
The Siberia Wilderness Adventure took us to (in my opinion) the most beautiful area of New Zealand - the Wilkin Valley in Mt Aspiring National Park. The helicopter ride was simply stunning, flying over turquoise alpine lakes, glaciers & landing on a sunny meadow in...More