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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 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great half day trip- picks up in Wanaka, 20 min drive to the river. The jet boat trip is fast and fun- take a jumper as it’s very windy! The boat ride is beautiful and there are stops to learn more about...More

Thank HayleyMace
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a magnificent day to have an experience with Wanaka River Journeys. Greg our driver filled us with wonderful facts of the region on our drive out to the river. James our boat driver was also full of information. The trip was outstanding and the...More

Thank Jo H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful experience with river journeys. The jet boat ride was exciting and James our guide was incredibly warm and knowledgeable about the area. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the jetboat combined with the helicopter landing on the glacier! The jetboat is awesome,fun,and quite long ,worth the price! The helicopter flight was breathtaking,we flew over mountains and landed on the snow on a glacier, wonderfull pictures came out of it! The jetboat...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to see the river and surrounding mountains. Good for young kids. The owners and staff are very hospitable and accommodating.

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

We enjoyed this 3 hour jet boat riding. We were picked up from i-site in the town centre, the driving takes about 20 minutes. Driver Sue is the owner, her husband was the "driver"of the jet boat. It was a perfect sunny day for this...More

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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.