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jetboat & wilderness walk

  • Jetboat

    Jet boat

    Jet boat the Matukituki River - the most spectacular glacier fed river...

  • Wilderness Walk

    Wilderness Walk

    Walk Into a remote wilderness within an ancient beach forest...

  • Glaciers


    Stunning views of Mount Aspiring and Glaciers......

jetboat & wilderness walk

We take you to the places you oughta see, on more than a jet boat ride!


  • Ain’t No Place I’d Rather Be, Mount Aspiring and some of her many Glaciers!
  • River Journeys, Life is good!
  • I like how it feels!
  • Every day is a good day, I remember your smile!
  • The water ways of Mount Aspiring!
  • Glacial waters of the Matukituki Valley!
  • Glacial waters of the Matukituki Valley
  • Jet boat spin beneath West Wanaka Bridge
  • The hidden Place!

To book

"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.

Half Day

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
  • Sunglasses
  • 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 (4-14yrs) Family (2A 2C)  
Jet Boat + Wilderness Walk $229 $139 $599 Book

Prices from 01 October 2016 to 30 September 2017.

  Adult Child (4-14yrs) Family (2A 2C)  
Jet Boat + Wilderness Walk $239 $139 $649 Book

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