Wanaka River Journeys

Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk

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As part of your trip, you'll embark on a remote walk through ancient beach forest with local guides

A thrilling half-day wilderness jet boat adventure, operating in the stunning landscape of World Heritage Mount Aspiring National Park. 

The only jet boat company offering hanging glaciers, stunning views of Mount Aspiring and a breathtaking wilderness walk.

Reaching exhilarating speeds on purpose built jet boats, your expert driver will twist and turn on the pristine waters of Matukituki Wanaka River, zooming past waterfalls, towering mountains and fascinating birdlife.  Not only will you be whisked through some amazing World Heritage landscapes, but you'll also be treated to a wilderness walk into the Matukituki Valley - a wonderland carved by ice and used extensively in the filming of The Lord Of The Rings film trilogy.

As part of your trip, you'll embark on a remote walk through ancient beach forest with local guides, who will share inspirational stories of the land with a touch of humour.  A highlight of the trip, this is an opportunity to experience the genuine New Zealand wilderness.

Wanaka River Journeys is the only jet boat company to see Mount Aspiring and Glaciers so make it number one on your list of things to do while visiting Wanaka and Queenstown.


Prices from $289 Adult / $199 Child (4 - 14 years)


  • 10.00am and 1.00pm from outside of the Wanaka i-SITE, 99 Ardmore Street (please be there 20 minutes prior to departure)
  • Allow 4 hours
  • Bring snacks, water bottle, sturdy footwear and warm clothing  

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