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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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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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Wanaka wilderness adventure

We had a magical day with James exploring the Matukituki River and Lake Wanaka by jet boat. A fabulous experience for our whole family. The four hour experience including a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a magical day with James exploring the Matukituki River and Lake Wanaka by jet boat. A fabulous experience for our whole family. The four hour experience including a walking trip into the wilderness was much better than a 25 minute jet boat only experience. 360 spins kept the kids smiling. James had plenty of good info about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This trip appealed because of the river trip and walk. Both were excellent. The organisation was excellent. Pick up from the I Site in Wanaka was prompt and we were bussed to out launch site, After being kitted out with life jackets and a safety briefing,we were off on our adventure. The boat driver was incredible, the channels in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Our jet boat driver is knowledgeable, professional and friendly. We are well taken care of. I will highly recommend this tour to anyone who love the nature and want to know more about the history of Wanaka.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This was one of my most favorite activities I did on my 3 week visit to New Zealand! I would highly recommend to any and all. Not only is the scenery and views absolutely amazing but the boat ride was so much fun and the tour guide, James, was so knowledgeable and more than happy to share Maori history as... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This was a a great way to spend 4 hours. The scenery is outstanding the staff fun,helpful and knowledgable. I would highly recommend this trip, we have done trips in queenstown and this definitely rates more. Absolute value for money

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Wow loved it.A must do in Wanaka. Our driver was Brent, what a fun guy, not only did he give us plenty of spills and thrills, but imparted his Maori history. Mount Aspiring National park has inspiring scenery and the rainforest is beautiful. Thanks again Brent and the Wanaka River Journeys team, best time in beautiful Wanaka

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We were picked up from our B&B and taken to the location of the jet boats about 15 minutes out of town on the Lakeside. The pilot of our boat was friendly and delighted in doing 360 degree turns, although he did warn us beforehand. After travelling up the river they stop the boat and everyone gets out for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Jet boating gets the adrenalin running and this tour was sensational. Boat pilot James cranked up the speed after going through the safety regs and the tour itinerary. Hammering up the Matukituki River at up to 80kmph with stunning views with the occasional 360 degree spin at full spin to keep the fellow travelers getting hot we were in full... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

The Tour bus left Wanaka, 10am, we had 9 people on our Trip. James our Jet Boat driver, was very pleasant, full of knowledge of the area, and he is very passionate about his job. The weather was perfect. We stopped and walked in amongst the rainforest, saw waterfalls, clear mountain streams. Mt. Aspiring still had snow on top, looked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Did this tour a couple of weeks ago while on a 3 month trip of NZ. It stands out as one of our highlights so far. At first I thought it was a bit pricey but really its such value for money. The jet boat was mega fun and you get much longer and many more thrills than other jet... More 

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