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Wanaka River Journeys

99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 800 544 555
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Fitting End to our NZ Vacation

We had only two days to spend in the Wanaka area after driving all the way from Auckland to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Scott E
Fantastic views and fantastic service!

I was lucky enough to head out on a beautiful, crisp blue sky day just after a lot of rain so we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
pauline t
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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 3 days ago

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

Thank Scott E
Reviewed 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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

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

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

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
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We had booked the Jet-boat and Wilderness Walk option and were duly picked up and bussed out to the point on the River where they launch the boats and then given our briefing and split into two groups, one for each boat. So far, so...More

Thank Dedham_Traveller
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This trip combines world-class scenery with the fun of jet-boating on what seems like impossibly shallow water to traverse. With a courteous pickup/drop-off service and the possibility to combine this with other activities (helicopter rides, hiking and 4WD) this is one of the must-do activities...More

Thank Stefan G
Reviewed 2 April 2017

If you feel the need for speed this river journey fulfils you. Our driver Brent was fun and informative. Loved the 360s. Scenery is breathtaking. I agree with a previous comment about the sand flies. Take insect repellent. l am still scratching days later. This...More

Thank Vmacsmed
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Will the boat ride and activities be available during winter ? We are coming next week
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.