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About Wanaka River Journeys
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 locations, into world heritage Mount Aspiring National Park. Flowing from Glaciers, the pristine waters of the Matukituki River are perfect to experience jet 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, And there is MORE… Deep in the mountains & off the beaten track enjoy a 50-minute 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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Shane Dunphy wrote a review Jan 2022
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Fantastic day trip on packrafts down the Matukituki River. Brent and Sue were wonderful hosts and guides and provided a delicious morning tea and picnic lunch. This is one of the best daytrips in Wanaka.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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David wrote a review Jan 2022
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Sue and Brent were the best hosts anyone could wish for on this unforgettable pack raft trip down the mighty Matukituki River. Such a thrill - and we felt completely safe under the watchful eye of masterkayaker Brent. Spectacular views around every bend of the river. If you are staying anywhere near this is a must do !
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Tim Jervis wrote a review Jan 2021
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We did the pack raft trip and it was awesome, can't think of a better way to spend the day in Aspiring National Park - the team were great and we had the best day we could hope for.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Dorothy Murphy wrote a review Jan 2021
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From the moment we were picked up, our guides were friendly, professional and focused on giving us a fun and safe day out. Our kids loved the experience, as did we. The scenery was outstanding, the gear was all in really good condition, and we felt safe and well looked after the whole time. We loved both the waterfall walks, and the food was delicious! A fantastic day out that we didn’t want to end. (We would have loved to stay on the river a bit longer!) Thanks so much.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Sightsee583777 wrote a review Jan 2021
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Pack rafting down the Matukituki River from Raspberry Creek. What an amazing experience for our family. They were really well organised. Nothing was too much trouble including catering lunch for our daughter with her many food intolerances. The scenery was stunning, the rafting fun and the walks to the waterfalls amazing. Would definitely rate this as one of the best things our family have done together. Teenagers all enjoyed loved it as well. Great value for money for a whole day adventure.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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