Qualmark Enviro Award Silver Visitor Activity

jetboat & wilderness walk



  • Who is going to win this race?
  • Hitching a ride from the Jet boat to the Glacier.
  • Lifting off for the Glacies!
  • Waterfalls under the ice
  • OMG, this is me on top of the world!
  • Close up of Glacier with the Heli
  • Close up of the Glacier from Helicopter.
  • It's a happy place!
  • The Roller coaster, Where's that Jet Boat?
  • Back to the Jet boat!

Considering a helicopter flight while in New Zealand?

This is a unique opportunity to fly with Aspiring Helicopters direct from the jet boat located deep in the mountains, on a thrilling up-close look at the glaciers. 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. 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. Your flight with Aspiring Helicopters is approx. 25 minutes

Half Day summer & winter

What you should bring

  • Warm jacket
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera-Important!!


  • Summer October-April 10am & 1pm
  • Winter June-August 11.00am

From outside i-SITE, 99 Ardmore Street Wanaka, long term car parking on the edge of the lake opposite the big green parkland

  Adult Child (4-14yrs)  

Jet Boat + Walk + Heli
We call this one “The Glacier Jet”

$639 $379 Book
Jet Boat + Walk + 4WD + Heli
We call this one “The Essential Wanaka”
$832 $516 Book

Prices from 01 October 2016 to 30 September 2017

To book

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

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