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Wanaka River Journeys

99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 800 544 555
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Half-Day Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk from Wanaka
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Come with us on the most exciting half day adventure activity in New Zealand, jet boating beneath the spectacular scenery of Glaciers & Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film locations, into world heritage Mount Aspiring National Park. Location: The Matukituki River. Flowing from Glaciers, the pristine waters of the Matukituki River are perfect to experience river boating on 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 And there is MORE… Deep in the mountains & off the beaten track, enjoy a 30-minute nature walk through moss covered forest, waterfalls and glacier fed streams. Walk in awe beneath Avalanche Glacier when conditions permit or into McGills Creek to explore one of the most beautiful and serene forest walks. Hear the stories of this unique ice carved landscape and see photo opportunities not to miss. For those who want to explore more add a glacier helicopter flight from the jet boat or a 4WD farm safari
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99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 800 544 555

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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great way to see the river and surrounding mountains. Good for young kids. The owners and staff are very hospitable and accommodating.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed this 3 hour jet boat riding. We were picked up from i-site in the town centre, the driving takes about 20 minutes. Driver Sue is the owner, her husband was the "driver"of the jet boat. It was a perfect sunny day for this...More

1  Thank GreenLV
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Booking was a single 2-minute call to Sue. Got picked up from Ramada Wanaka on time! Jet boating along the long and winding Matukituki River was breath-taking! The river is shallow and rocky in a valley but Brent's experience, concentration and skill made it look...More

Thank Ruth L
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Great fun, easy to book, lovely hosts, we were a small group well looked after by Sue and Brent. The commentary from Brent during the journey was insightful and interesting. LOTR fans will appreciate the rocky site where Frodo was stabbed by the Nazgul but...More

1  Thank Lemroy
Reviewed 8 September 2017

A fun trip on a jet boat amongst some great scenery. Entertaining and informative boat captain part of the experience.

Thank Brendon H
Reviewed 4 September 2017

My son and I throughly enjoyed a half day (10-3pm) outing on Lake Wanaka and the Matkituki River on a JET BOAT skipped by Brent with his great stories of the past and present. The walk into the Mt Aspiring National Park to view a...More

Thank FrankJosephV
Reviewed 2 September 2017

A half day out with this husband/wife Jet Boat company will be a highlight of your visit to this region. Very friendly service from the time of booking, transport to the launch site, and the trip itself with a very well experienced skipper who is...More

Thank miles52
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Lake Wanaka and river is breathtakingly beautiful and for the visitor there is no better way to experience this for a few hours than Wanaka River Journey. From the moment Sue picked us up she shared her love of the area on the short bus...More

Thank Benjamin B
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Fabulous guides, fabulous scenery! The helicopter flight is totally worth it if you are willing to fork out the extra $$. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants a unique and exciting way to explore what the South Island has to offer!

2  Thank kayeahan
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Response from Iain C | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but from what Judy has already said it looks ok.