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Address: 99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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+64 3-443 4416
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Wanaka River Journeys is a unique half day wilderness jet boating...

Wanaka River Journeys is a unique half day wilderness jet boating adventure. See hanging glaciers, Lord of The Rings locations and ice carved landscapes; enjoy local Maori culture and a 50 minute remote bush walk in the Matukituki Valley, gateway to the Mount Aspiring National Park... More than a jet boat ride.

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Cannot praise it highly enough

Everything about this trip was top class from the moment we were picked up to drop off. The jet ride itself is fantastic, white knuckle at times but informative and educational... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything about this trip was top class from the moment we were picked up to drop off. The jet ride itself is fantastic, white knuckle at times but informative and educational. Probably our NZ #1 highlight

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Ningi, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first jet boat ride , Boy what a great time we had. We saw where some of the scenes of Lord of the Rings were filmed and had a great walk to a beautiful waterfall. The Driver of the van that picked us up was so friendly and the Jet Boat Driver gave us an excellent time... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was so much fun! The jet boats were a great way to see the scenery and get closer to the Rob Roy Glacier. The tour guides were amazing and had great stories and knowledge of the area. It took about an hour to get down the river then we did a short walk to see the glaciers and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been on the jet boat and walk once before and highly recommend it. The scenery is amazing and the 360 turns very exciting. Lots of information on locations for films etc. I am sure this is worth much more of your time than the quick thrill of the say the shotover jet. Definitely go prepared for the sand flies they... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brett was great he made it fun as well as informative and is passionate about the area. Cover yourself with cream to deter the pesky sand flies and wear old trainers just in case you end up wading through the river as we did after the boat grounded. We had a really enjoyable few hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out Calvin was an excellent guide - knowledgeable and great sense of humour ! Knew lots about LOTR film locations ! The boat ride is brilliant fun and the scenery is awesome The walk is beautiful , drink fresh spring water and take repellent for the sand flies . Fantastic - be happy to do it all again... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tour from Ben, great guide, really proud of this beautiful part of the world. Fun short walk to enjoy more of the views The only disappointment was we were booked on an 830am trip, and told to arrive 15 minutes before, but no one from River Journeys showed up. We got the tourist information to call the company and... More 

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Brent922, Owner at Wanaka River Journeys, responded to this review

Many apologies to you, we were with other clients rearranging their tours and hadn't made it to your pick-up point to do the same. I would have been annoyed in your situation so understand your frustration. At least you enjoyed your tour with us so thanks for that great feedback. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Heaps of fun. Great hosts. Driver very skilled. Not scary at all but still exciting. Awesome scenery and countryside. Guide very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Go, you won't regret it.

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Lydney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are several jet-boat offerings in Southern Fiordland but this one has the great advantage of getting you close to snowy peaks and a fine glacier after 25Kms of exhilarating trip up a glacial moraine river. Our driver was very knowledgeable and the driving as exciting as it should be!

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Cambridge, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of fun and excitement on this tour for sure. You get a little wet but the experience was well worth it.

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