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Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour from Wanaka provided by Wanaka River Journeys

Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour from Wanaka

Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour from Wanaka
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98% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
14
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 47316P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Shuttle transfer
  • Life jackets
  • Wet weather gear
  • Heated hand rails and footrests (in cold weather)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Wanaka River Journeys, 99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand 99 Ardmore Street, outside of the i-SITE Please make sure you have parked your car in a long term car-park Meet 20 minutes prior to departure
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Maximum is 10 people per booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Inclusions
  • Shuttle transfer
  • Life jackets
  • Wet weather gear
  • Heated hand rails and footrests (in cold weather)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Wanaka River Journeys, 99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand 99 Ardmore Street, outside of the i-SITE Please make sure you have parked your car in a long term car-park Meet 20 minutes prior to departure
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Maximum is 10 people per booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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peter b
2 contributions
I am not a person who enjoys water very much, and agreed to do this trip with much trepidation! I should not have worried. James was an excellent driver/pilot, and seemed to navigate his way up the river by telepathy! The day after heavy rain and the river was high, but he ‘apexed’ the tree trunks with ease, and his driving was a cross between formula 1 and rally driving ( up the rapids)! Superb walk through glorious meadow to a beautiful waterfall and beech forest, and then another superb boat trip back. I lost count of the tight turns and spins, and I wore a Cheshire Cat grin all the way back! I cannot fault this trip. My thanks to James and the team for providing us with another fantastic memory of our trip to your wonderful country!
Written January 3, 2020
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Kate S
Colwall, Malvern,United Kingdom27 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Going up the Matukituki river by jet boat was a delight from start to finish. Ben was a knowledgeable guide and a fun boat driver. Well worth it. One of our holiday highlights.
Written February 24, 2020
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Scenic824330
Palmerston North, New Zealand32 contributions
Jan 2020
This was probably the top thing we did while in Wanaka for a week. Excellent service from the pick-up, the jet boat trip and walk. Great fun with approximately 6 spins thrown in for the up and down river run. The walk is very easy to do and if you haven't spent much time in the NZ bush (like my wife) very interesting and eye-opening. You go deep into the range so don't be fooled if its hot in Wanaka, a second layer plus a jacket is required. I think Ben the driver thought we weren't to excited by the thrilling boat spins, but I think not everyone is the Yahoo type. We had kiwi's and Americans on the trip with us.
Written January 30, 2020
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Straight Trippin Yo
7 contributions
Mar 2020
An actual quote from my girlfriend, with whom I took this trip. Hey, our guide was awesome, the scenery was spectacular (as was the weather!), and everyone on the boat had a blast. The "circles" reference is to the 360's that the guide did in wider parts of the river, which added to the sense of adventure. The walking tour was interesting and gave us the opportunity for some awesome pics. We would highly recommend this adventure!
Written June 28, 2020
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janedavis2009
Nottingham, UK51 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
I organised the 1pm trip from Wanaka . All of us were collected promptly for the short coach ride and then waited for the boat. All kitted you we were off for the best jet boat ride ever . The river valley was absolutely stunning and the mountains either side awesome . The glaciers were stunning to admire from a distance . I thought prettier than Fox and Franz Joseph. The walk through the bush to the waterfall and a quick paddle in the river was amazing on such a hot day . 11 out of 10 for me. A trip to remember. I have already recommended to others that I have met during my stay in Wanaka and anyone heading your way . Thank you
Written January 26, 2020
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Nicki M
Southampton, England, United Kingdom22 contributions
Feb 2020
A brilliant trip from start to finish. The ride up the Matutikitiki River on a jet boat with a driver who is passionate about his country was so exciting and Ben’s knowledge about nature was great. We had fantastic views of the glacier at Mount Aspiring and others. The meadow and forest walk was delightful too. We loved it and if you do nothing else in NZ do this.
Written February 7, 2020
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Kelly S
Minneapolis, MN13 contributions
Dec 2019
We loved this excursion the most out of the many we did on our honeymoon. Our driver, James, was a great guide and fantastic driver! I never felt unsafe even though we were doing 360s and speeding over rocks and tight curves. Hike was easy and short, but very enjoyable to learn about the land and history. Highly recommend this one!
Written January 5, 2020
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Elaine0505
Bath, UK5 contributions
Feb 2020
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 geology and the 360 spins were phenomenal
Written March 6, 2020
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Dan M
Annapolis, MD27 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
There were only 3 of us on the tour and James was our guide. He really tailored the tour to meet our needs. He did a couple of spins with the boat once he found out we were game too. Never were we placed in jeopardy or harms way though. James was a fountain of information as well. My husband asked SO many questions and James had an answer for most of them. The one he didn't know, he said so.
Great to get out and hike around, see a waterfall, mountains, and glaciers.
I would absolutely recommend this tour.
Written May 8, 2018
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Cheryl C
6 contributions
Feb 2020
Was looking forward to this tour as part of our stay in Wanaka, and it was fantastic!
There's plenty of places to do jet boats, but this tour gives you a nice drive into the Mt Aspiring area, then the best combo of fun in a jet boat, amazing scenic mountain views, a gorgeous little bush walk, and interesting, knowledgeable commentary from our Driver/Guide (thanks Ben!).
Written March 1, 2020
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Packrafting on the Matukituki River
Fantastic day trip on packrafts down the Matukituki River. Brent and Sue were wonderful hosts and guides and provid
reynadine
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Amazing experience
Sue and Brent were the best hosts anyone could wish for on this unforgettable pack raft trip down the mighty Matuki
Timjervis89
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Epic day
We did the pack raft trip and it was awesome, can't think of a better way to spend the day in Aspiring National Par
Dotmurphy25
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A fantastic day out
From the moment we were picked up, our guides were friendly, professional and focused on giving us a fun and safe d
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Packrafting on the Matukituki River, Wanaka
Pack rafting down the Matukituki River from Raspberry Creek. What an amazing experience for our family. They were r
Stefflin
Stefflin
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Absolute bliss
One of the best organised days out I've had so far in New Zealand. I've never been on a jet boat and absolutely lov
Companion610683
Companion610683
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The best mix of activities!
We had a wonderful day in the jet boat, walking around the forest and fields, and then rafting down the rapids. It
DORIT A
DORIT A
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our most entertaining and enjoyable experience in NZ tilll now
it's avert good organized touristic experience. nice to fly on the river w a jet boat with an amazing skipper an
markowellington
markowellington
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Wicked day out
Wicked day out, everything sorted and always felt the guides knew it was our day out, not theirs. A hot crystal cle
cscac
cscac
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Amazing
The 4 Cali girls visited New Zealand and joined Benjamin on his jet boat tour of the Wanaka River. This was by far
KatarinaT263
KatarinaT263
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A dream Journey
Three adventures packed into one day. The Jet boat was super cool and Ben our driver stopped multiple times for pho
Monkfishdave
Monkfishdave
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Great day on the river
We did the jet boat, nature walk and pack raft and had a fantastic time. The jet boat was exciting and a great way
X1181IOalexandrac
X1181IOalexandrac
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A highlight
My husband and I did the full day of jet boat, nature walking and pack rafting (kayaking) with Courtney while we we
marty418
marty418
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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 stag
930JulesP
930JulesP
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Brilliant day out
We had a fabulous full day out - long jet boat ride, beautiful walk, packraft down the river and then return on the
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