Qualmark Enviro Award Silver Visitor Activity

Your Trip - Jet, Walk, Heli

Wilderness Walk


  • Getting ready for the Walk from the Jet Boat.
  • Over the stepping stones
  •  Kiwi Soldiers enjoy veiws of Avalanche Glacier
  • Waterfalls blasting from beneath Avalanche Glacier
  • Walking with Kelvin to Mill Creek.
  • In the beech forest
  • Exploring Mill Creek
  • Soo many shades of green in the stunted forest
  •  I like How It Feels with River Journeys!
  •  Its about the people!  Its about the place!
  • Exploring Snowy Creek
  • In the Rain forest!
  • The Hobbit forest at the waterfall...
  • What a happy place, I like how it feels!
  • Cooling off back at Jet Boat after the walk!

Leave the jet boat for a short walk beneath the towering mountains and waterfalls of the Matukituki Valley. This is a great introduction to the New Zealand wilderness while walking easy terrain suitable for people of all ages. Depending on where the River Flow allows the jet boat to beach we have three beautiful areas to explore. McGill's Creek; where we follow the creek to a waterfall. Mill Creek; walk through the forest to a spectacular gorge. The East Branch; walk beneath amazing scenery to a waterfall. On this walk, enjoy the company of your guide as he shares with you the culture of our people and the natural forces that created this unique landscape. It's worth taking your good camera!

What you should bring

  • Suitable footwear (trainer or strong sandal is fine)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat and sunscreen in summer
  • warm jacket

What we supply

  • Approximately 50 minute wilderness walk
  • Easy terrain, suitable for all ages
  • Guide and his local knowledge
  • Fantastic photo opportunities

For those who are interested in the opportunity to link a fabulous 14 km hike with your jet boat trip view our great walks option.

 AdultChild (4-15yrs)Family (2A 2C) 
Jet Boat + Walk $229 $119 $590 Book
Jet Boat + Walk + Helicopter $590 $329 $1690 Book

Departures Summer 10am + 1pm - Winter 11am - Allow 4 hours

To book

"Mo te Tangata mo te Whenua" - It's about the people, it's about the place