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Wanaka River Journeys

Open today: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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“beech forest”(13 reviews)
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...more
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99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 800 544 555
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All reviewsjet boatingwilderness walkbeech forestshallow waternew zealandgreat funbeautiful sceneryguided walksand fliesrecommend this tripfun tripboat tripspend half a daymt aspiringawesome adventurefour hoursgreat hosts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In our opinion what sets this apart from other options in NZ are the awesome views of the Mount Aspiring national park that can be enjoyed whilst blasting down the Matukituki River. We looked at various options around the South Island before deciding to take...More

2  Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this during my free day. Awesome guide and beautiful landscapes that must be seen to be believed and catch the lord of the rings location as well

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The weather was spectacular for our trip so the views were forever and the scenery glorious. The Matukituki is a great river and the valley is one of my favourite places in the world. We watched helicopters and heli skiers above us, hawks fishing on...More

Thank S2443GPkarenm
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Awesome experience! We were the only 2 on the boat & only boat out on the water. James was a fantastic host & great to chat with. He had so much local knowledge & answered all of our questions. Our day was a bit overcast...More

Thank CaseyB1496
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Fab outing, informative and beautiful scenery. James was a great host for our trip. Must do if in Wanaka!

Thank Renae P
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

On this jet boat tour you can see similar sites as what you can see driving around the area. The "guided walk" was a short doddle over farmland. However, the guides made the best out of what they had and all the tourists LOVED IT....More

Thank Nicnichi
Reviewed 9 May 2018

There were only 3 of us on the tour and James was our guide. He really tailored the tour to meet our needs. He did a couple of spins with the boat once he found out we were game too. Never were we placed in...More

1  Thank Dan M
Reviewed 5 May 2018

We loved the half day jet boat tour and wilderness walk. Our tour guide Brent is knowledgeable of the area and a very skilled driver. The scenery is spectacular and the wilderness walk was beautiful. Definitely one of our NZ highlights. We highly recommend Wanaka...More

Thank clan100
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Wanaka River Journeys is in every respect, a high quality operation. The half-day was well organized, very fun, and our tour guide (Benjamin) was a most delightful leader, highly knowledgeable of the area, and a skilled driver. We had a blast.

Thank arrybay9
Reviewed 25 April 2018

We(along with another couple)went on this trip in January. We all had a really great experience. The jet boat ride itself was thrilling amoungst wonderful scenery and the walk was very atmospheric. Thoroughly recommended.

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Mary S
1 February 2018|
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Response from cultureoutdoors | Reviewed this property |
We booked on the webthe night before.
4 July 2016|
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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.