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Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk

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Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk

 

Come with us on the most exciting half day Jet Boating adventure in New Zealand beneath the spectacular scenery of Glaciers & Lord of the Rings film locations, into Mount Aspiring National Park, part of Te Wahipounamu World Heritage area.

Location: The Matukituki River. Beyond stunning, the Matukituki is the most spectacular jet boating river in New Zealand.

Flowing from Glaciers, the pristine waters of the Matukituki River are perfect to experience river jet boating on the longest and most adventurous jet boat tour in New Zealand. Travel at speed over shallow braids, drift into turns and yes… experience thrilling 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 50-minute remote 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. 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 Wanaka and Queenstown.

This is an ADVENTURE ACTIVITY suitable for most, see our FITNESS requirements and other information by clicking the button below:

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Schedule

Departures:
10.00am & 1.00pm
Allow 4 hours             

 

Experience

Packraft Wanaka

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Packraft Wanaka

 

For the experience of a lifetime join us on New Zealand’s only Jet Boat, Walk & Packraft adventure; deep into the mountains of middle earth.

Jet boat the spectacular Matukituki River beneath glaciers and Mount Aspiring. Speed through shallow braids, drift into turns and hold on for cool spins, traveling to a place special and serene, surrounded by mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and forests.

Walk with your pack raft & guide through the forest to our remote “beach” beneath a Glacier. This beautiful short hike to a calm and peaceful pool is a taste of the spectacular river adventure to come; here you will inflate and learn to paddle your rafts, have fun in the river flow & rock the photos before lunch.

Packraft this pristine grade 1-2 river, ride the wave trains and paddle into calm eddies to surround yourself in nature in a valley so breathtaking you won't want to leave. These small, lightweight and stable inflatable craft are perfect for those who want a real wilderness river experience in a safe and guided environment. The perfect mix of fun, excitement and adventure in the most beautiful landscape there is.

Location: Matukituki River, Mount Aspiring National Park

This is an ADVENTURE ACTIVITY see our FITNESS requirements and other information by clicking the 'FIND OUT MORE' button below:

Schedule

Departures:
09:15am from outside of th iSITE
Allow Full day

Our groups are small so make sure you book in advance

We use Alpacka Rafts which are lots of fun, extremely stable and easy to paddle however you MUST be able to swim. Check out our video for a taste of this COOL NEW activity:

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Experience

Glacier Jet (Heli combo)

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Glacier Jet (Heli combo)

 

Join us on the most unique of all jet boating experiences; a Glacier helicopter flight from the Jet Boat on the Matukituki River.

This is an incredible opportunity to fly by helicopter direct from the jet boat located deep in the mountains, on a thrilling up-close look at the glaciers. On this scenic helicopter flight see hanging valleys where glaciers once lay and waterfalls that cascade from under giants of ice into the streams and rivers that feed into the Matukituki River. When conditions permit land on the spectacular Isobel Glacier and disembark the helicopter for photos before flying back to join the guided wilderness walk and return leg of the Jet Boat Journey. Flight time with Aspiring Helicopters approx. 25 minutes includes a Glacier or snow landing.

This is the most exciting and unique jet boat + wilderness walk + glacier helicopter flight adventure activity in New Zealand. 

This is an ADVENTURE ACTIVITY suitable for most, see our FITNESS requirements and other information by clicking the button below:

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Schedule

Departures

10.00am from outside of the i-SITE  

Experience

Glacier River Safari (4WD combo)

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Glacier River Safari (4WD combo)

 

Want to explore more? Join our full day Jet boat & Wilderness Walk followed by a 4WD Farm Safari, climbing to spectacular views above Lake Wanaka & the Matukituki Valley. 

 This is a great opportunity to spend more time exploring the spectacular glacial formed Matukituki Valley. Join the 10am Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk, on arriving back at West Wanaka Bridge enjoy a picnic lunch on the river bank before meeting your local guides from Ridgeline Adventures for a Highlights Safari; a 4WD Landrover adventure travelling the private back roads of West Wanaka Station, a 30000-acre deer farm steeped in history and bordering the majestic snow-capped peaks and glaciers of Mt Aspiring National Park.  See sheep, Alpacas and deer on this working high country farm, climb above Lake Wanaka to make a well-earned stop for refreshments at the exclusive “alpine café” returning to Wanaka approx. 4.00pm 

This is an ADVENTURE ACTIVITY suitable for most, see our FITNESS requirements and other information by clicking the button below:

Schedule

Departures:

10.00am from outside of the i-SITE             

 

 

Jet Boat & Wilderness Wal...

 

Come with us on the most exciting half day Jet Boating adventure in New Zealand beneath the spectacular scenery of Glaciers & Lord of the Rings film locations, into Mount Aspiring National Park, part of Te Wahipounamu World Heritage area.

Location: The Matukituki River. Beyond stunning, the Matukituki is the most spectacular jet boating river in New Zealand.

Flowing from Glaciers, the pristine waters of the Matukituki River are perfect to experience river jet boating on the longest and most adventurous jet boat tour in New Zealand. Travel at speed over shallow braids, drift into turns and yes… experience thrilling 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 50-minute remote 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. 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 Wanaka and Queenstown.

This is an ADVENTURE ACTIVITY suitable for most, see our FITNESS requirements and other information by clicking the button below:

VIDEO

Find our more

Schedule

Departures:
10.00am & 1.00pm
Allow 4 hours             

 

Packraft Wanaka

 

For the experience of a lifetime join us on New Zealand’s only Jet Boat, Walk & Packraft adventure; deep into the mountains of middle earth.

Jet boat the spectacular Matukituki River beneath glaciers and Mount Aspiring. Speed through shallow braids, drift into turns and hold on for cool spins, traveling to a place special and serene, surrounded by mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and forests.

Walk with your pack raft & guide through the forest to our remote “beach” beneath a Glacier. This beautiful short hike to a calm and peaceful pool is a taste of the spectacular river adventure to come; here you will inflate and learn to paddle your rafts, have fun in the river flow & rock the photos before lunch.

Packraft this pristine grade 1-2 river, ride the wave trains and paddle into calm eddies to surround yourself in nature in a valley so breathtaking you won't want to leave. These small, lightweight and stable inflatable craft are perfect for those who want a real wilderness river experience in a safe and guided environment. The perfect mix of fun, excitement and adventure in the most beautiful landscape there is.

Location: Matukituki River, Mount Aspiring National Park

This is an ADVENTURE ACTIVITY see our FITNESS requirements and other information by clicking the 'FIND OUT MORE' button below:

Schedule

Departures:
09:15am from outside of th iSITE
Allow Full day

Our groups are small so make sure you book in advance

We use Alpacka Rafts which are lots of fun, extremely stable and easy to paddle however you MUST be able to swim. Check out our video for a taste of this COOL NEW activity:

Find out more 

Reviews

Fantastic!

This was so Much fun! Ben took us on a high speed adventure with lots of thrills and then a calm and beautiful walk through ancient woodland. It was a really un...

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Angela5555

1 week ago

Amazing scenery! A must!

This is a must for scenic viewing around Wanaka! Such a beautiful area, the boat ride and the walk made us feel so remote and peaceful. Lovely guide too. I woul...

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KEH278

1 week ago

Great trip!

Awesome day! Whole family (2 adults & 3 children - 10, 12 & 14) had a great day. Great combination of jet boating, walking and pack rafting. Stunning scenery. G...

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ANKA

1 week ago

A thrilling experience

Excellent jet boat journey with stunning scenery and informative guide. Enjoyed the exciting ride and the wilderness walk. We learnt so much about the local geo...

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Elaine0505

1 week ago

A highlight

My husband and I did the full day of jet boat, nature walking and pack rafting (kayaking) with Courtney while we were in Wanaka. It was definitely a highlight o...

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Alex C

1 week ago

Best in New Zealand

Thrilling, spectacular scenery, off the beaten path! River Journeys takes you places you can only get with these jet boats as the river gets very shallow and th...

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MinnesotaLaurie

1 week ago

Fabulous jetboat/kayak trip.

If you want to do one extraordinary thing on the South Island of New Zealand this should be it. The scenery is staggering and the guides are knowledgeable and f...

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marty418

1 week ago