jetboat & wilderness walk
jetboat & wilderness walk
We take you to the places you oughta see, on more than a jet boat ride!
"Mo te Tangata mo te Whenua" - It's about the people, it's about the place
Come with us on the most exciting half day wilderness jet boating adventure in the Queenstown–Lakes region, set amongst the spectacular scenery of World Heritage Mount Aspiring National Park…
Feel the thrill of adventure as you travel toward Mount Aspiring and glaciers; past towering mountains, waterfalls and Lord of The Rings film locations on the pristine, glacier fed waters of the Matukituki River. Like rally cars on water our jet boats use sliding turns, 360degree spins and speeds of up to 80kmph to navigate this shallow and braided river system. It’s not all about action though…peaceful stops in deep pools for amazing photo opportunities; see river birds in their natural environment and maybe trout if conditions are right. This is a Jet Boating sensation like no other!
Deep in the mountains leave the jet boat for a 50 minute walk into real New Zealand wilderness, a trip highlight this is an opportunity to experience nature like never before. Walk through ancient beach forests following mountain streams to a waterfall, your local guide sharing with you the stories of the natural forces that created this unique landscape with humour and inspiration. The only jet boat company to see Mount Aspiring and Glaciers- make Wanaka River journeys number one on your list of things to do while visiting Queenstown and Wanaka.
Want to explore MORE?
Check-out these three great activities which link in with the jet boat & wilderness walk on the same day: Glacier helicopter Flight- Wild Hills 4WD safari- Scenic Mountain Bike Ride
What you should bring
- Warm jacket
- Sturdy footwear
- Water and Snacks if required
What we supply
- Courtesy shuttle
- Lifejackets and wet weather gear
- Hats and gloves in winter
- Summer October-April 10am + 1pm
- Winter May, July-Sept 11am
Departures- from outside i-SITE- 99 Ardmore Street Wanaka
|Adult||Child (4-15yrs)||Family (2A 2C)|
|Jet Boat + Wilderness Walk||$229||$119||$590||Book|
This is a great introduction to New Zealand wilderness over easy terrain suitable for people of all ages. Depending on where the River flow allows the jet boat to beach we explore one of four beautiful areas:
McGill's Creek- follow the stream into a forest to a waterfall
Mill Creek- follow the stream into a forest to a spectacular gorge
East Branch- walk beneath towering mountains and a glacier & into a forest.
West Branch- walk beneath towering mountains to a spectacular waterfall, especially impressive after rains
Fitness level: Although suitable for most people we must point out that you need to be able bodied enough to get on and off the jet boat onto the river bank and in some cases onto uneven rocks. A guideline for this is you need to comfortably walk up and down a flight of stairs.
For those who may not be able to walk for 50 minutes, let your guide know and he can take you to an area in which you can enjoy the peace and beauty until the group returns.
Sorry but not suitable for children under 4 years