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Full-Day Jet Boat and Packraft Adventure from Wanaka

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    Stop At: Wanaka River Journeys, 99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305 New Zealand

    For the experience of a lifetime join Wanaka River Journeys on New Zealand’s only Jet Boat, Walk & Packraft adventure, deep into the mountains of middle earth: Matukituki Valley.

    Jet boat the spectacular Matukituki River beneath glaciers and Mount Aspiring. Speed through shallow braids, drift into turns and hold on for cool spins… Travel to a place special and serene, surrounded by mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and forests to explore on foot a secluded mountain pathway. Walk 30 mins “pack on your back” to tranquil turquoise pools for lunch & photos before the fun of packrafting begins.

    Packrafts are perfect for those who want a real wilderness experience away from the crowds. On-board these small, fun & stable rafts, follow the rivers’ flow way, ride the wave trains, and paddle into calm pools to surround yourself in nature in an area so breathtaking you won’t want to leave. This is the perfect mix of fun, excitement and adventure in the most beautiful landscape there is.

    Duration: 7 hours
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    09:15 departure.

    Meet us at 09.10am outside of the i-SITE Information Centre (99 Ardmore Street).

    Long term free car parking can be found on the edge of the lake outside of the CBD opposite Pembroke Park (make sure there are no shops opposite where the car is parked).

    We recommend allowing 20 minutes prior to the departure time to find a carpark and walk to this pick up point.
    Departure Time
    9:15 AM
    Duration
    7h 30m
    Inclusions
    • All gear required for jet boating and Packrafting
    • Picnic lunch and snacks
    • Courtesy shuttle
    • Photos
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Wanaka River Journeys
    Exclusions
    • Not suitable for ages 11 years and under
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child age is 12-14 years
    • Clients Must be able to swim
    • Please supply weight and height and any dietary requirements
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed January 12, 2019

    An amazing adventure with incredible views all around. Fun jetboat ride up the Matukituki river with interesting information from the driver Brent, lovely walk through the beautiful rainforrest, nice and big lunchbox with plenty of different things to eat and finally the packrafting, which was...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank Lena W
    Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

    What an incredible day! The jet boat ride was exciting and informative about the surrounding scenery. I really enjoyed the hike, but my favourite part of the day was the packrafting. I had an amazing time, paddling down rapids while surrounded by beautiful mountains, a...More

    Thank Stephanie G
    Reviewed December 7, 2018

    An enjoyable day. The gear was high quality and crew experienced. Only downside was that the river rapids are quite tame for our group who were all confident in the water.More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Anxiety245
    LoveTravel744487, Owner at Wanaka River Journeys, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

    Hi there, Thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear that the downside to your day was tame river rapids. We don’t usually respond to reviews but we want to let you and others know the rafts we supplied you are the strong and...More

    Reviewed September 22, 2018

    From the beginning to end of our experience the service was first class. Prior to booking Sue provided fast and detailed responses which made it easy to decide whether or not the jet boat and pack raft day tour was for us. The tour was...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    1  Thank colinl6482
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