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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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 15 July 2017

If you're after a jet-boat experience in NZ, Wanaka River Journeys jet-boat and wilderness walk should be your choice. Words such as "spectacular" and "amazing" are over-used but they're totally fitting in this case. The tour began on the lake (if weather conditions are not...More

1  Thank Medon L
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Brent and his lovely wife made us so welcome and genuinely made sure we enjoyed every minute spectating and understanding the outstanding natural beauty that NZ, its Mtn scenery, weather, & river/lakes have to offer. We saw wild trout, the crystal waters of the river,...More

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We had only two days to spend in the Wanaka area after driving all the way from Auckland to the South Island on a week-long road trip. This excursion was recommended by our lodging staff as something that would be a great finale to our...More

2  Thank Scott E
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I was lucky enough to head out on a beautiful, crisp blue sky day just after a lot of rain so we got the additional bonus of heading across the lake as the usual river boarding spot was out of use. From the moment Sue...More

Thank pauline t
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We booked a jet boat, hike, helicopter to glacier to boat back. They were safe and organized and work well with the other tour companies. We could not do the glacier helicopter due to weather but Brent made sure we had the best ride on...More

1  Thank bmpoth6
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Of all of the activities my husband, his sister, her husband, and I participated in while in New Zealand, this was our favorite. The staff members were all thoughtful, proficient, and knowledgeable. I wanted to see locations where some of The Lord of the Rings...More

Thank Jeri42817
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

The Matukituki Valley is beyond stunning. I feel so lucky to have been able to experience the beauty from the jet boat. Our driver, Ben, provided many laughs and great insight on the LOTR film locations. I must heavily thank Sue, the owner, for her...More

1  Thank CHEYNON
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Definitely 60+ with aching bones to prove it. The girls in the i centre persuaded us to try it. It was amazing. We were very well looked after, a short bus ride to the top of the lake with a guide who was very knowledgeable...More

1  Thank anitainjune
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We took this trip on the spur of the moment and how fabulous it was. From the pick up to the boat trip and return, the organisation was most friendly and very efficient. The boat trip and guide Ben were outstanding - a mix of...More

Thank Malcolm B
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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.