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Wanaka River Journeys

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Address: 99 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Phone Number: 643 443 4416
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Description: Wanaka River Journeys is a unique half day wilderness jet boating...
Wanaka River Journeys is a unique half day wilderness jet boating adventure. See hanging glaciers, Lord of The Rings locations and ice carved landscapes; enjoy local Maori culture and a 50 minute remote bush walk in the Matukituki Valley, gateway to the Mount Aspiring National Park... More than a jet boat ride.
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Brilliant Guided Tour

We were very fortunate to be able to go across Wanaka Lake to the River as it was like glass the day we went. As there had not been any rain for a couple of weeks there wasn't a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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North Sydney
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were very fortunate to be able to go across Wanaka Lake to the River as it was like glass the day we went. As there had not been any rain for a couple of weeks there wasn't a lot of water in the River and James navigated around the river expertly. We stopped a few times where James would... More 

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Shelly Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Well as my title of my review says "EXHILARATING" that is what it was! James our tour guide/jet boat driver was very knowledgeable & witty made us laugh at everything. Highly recommend these guys and a big shout out to Sue our shuttle bus driver who was very welcoming and lovely great to chat with. The views were just "wow"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were blessed with perfect winter weather but the family found the jet boating and hike one of the highlights of our NZ trip so far. The guide was fun but professional and the scenery in the valley breathtaking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This was very good but we were a bit disappointed by how short we were on the river and the fact we didn't go further up the Matukituki. For a well travelled kiwi the short bush walk, farm stock experience, jet boat ride and views were not that exceptional an experience to pay that amount of money for (to be... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Stunning jet boat ride on the Matukituki river with several stops along the way. James, our guide, was awesome and shared Maori history, interesting ecological facts and even a few bits on Lord of the Ring locations in the area. The walk is nice as it is not on a formed walking tracking. We came around the corner and saw... More 

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Kihei
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Thought this attraction was a bit pricey when we booked it but it turned out to be well worth the price. Jet boat ride up the river was exciting and the scenery spectacular. Guide and boat driver James was knowledgeable, experienced and interesting combining history with just the right amount of entertainment. Hike was beautiful and again well guided and... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

James was a skillful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. great fun, very informative and fabulous scenery. Nice walk through beech forest - modest level of fitness required.

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somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This has got to be one of the best jet boat rides you can do. James ensured we had plenty of thrills and spills whilst being most considerate to the disabled member in the party. Lovely. Brilliant trip up the Matukituki river, some areas just centimetres deep! It was 1/2 a day of fantastic scenery, tremendous fun, a beautiful forest... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What an incredible experience, beautiful Matuituki River and an amazing untouched forest.. James was a fantastic guide! passionate, knowledgable, engaging, a fantastic story teller and a ripping jet boat pilot.. Thank you

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Our family of 4 (with 2 teenage sons 13 &16) wanted to do an exciting and fun activity whilst visiting Wanaka and we decided upon Wanaka River Journeys jetboat/walk 4 hour day trip into Mt Aspiring National Park, based on TripAdvisor reviews. Well, we sure weren't disappointed, it was fantastic! We were picked up by a minibus at the Wanaka... More 

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Additional Information about Wanaka River Journeys

Address: 99 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Phone Number: 643 443 4416
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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