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Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour from WanakaHiking

Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour from Wanaka

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Discover the idyllic landscapes of the Mount Aspiring National Park, where filming for the Lord of the Rings took place, on this action-packed half-day tour from Wanaka. Zip along the Matukituki River on a jet boat, admire spectacular views of Lake Wanaka and Mount Aspiring, then hike past forests and waterfalls to see the Avalanche Glacier.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.88
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$170.88

Lake Wanaka and Clutha River Jet BoatJet Boating

Lake Wanaka and Clutha River Jet Boat

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Inject some thrills into your standard sightseeing adventure and whip through the Southland forests at high speed on this thrilling jet boating experience. Race around Lake Wanaka and down the winding Clutha River, through rapids and tunnels, tight channels and tighter corners, on this compact and comprehensive journey that’ll get you back to shore in time for your afternoon or evening plans. Travel the river at rocketing speeds of around 50mph and enjoy remarkable stunts like the 180-degree Hamilton Spin!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.78
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$85.78

Maori Whakatau WelcomeCultural Tours

Maori Whakatau Welcome

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The pōwhiri, or welcome, is an important ritual in New Zealand’s Indigenous Māori culture, inviting visitors as they arrive on their whenua (land). Experience a full pōwhiri, including the wero (challenge) and mihi whakatau (welcome speech), first-hand with this unique cultural experience. Connect with local Māori traditions in a way that you simply can’t through guidebooks and museums; learn more about the local iwi (tribe) and their responsibilities as kaitiaki, or custodians of the land.
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  • 30 to 50 minutes
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$24.02
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$24.02

Half-Day Kayak Tour on Lake WanakaCultural Tours

Half-Day Kayak Tour on Lake Wanaka

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Kayaking on serene Lake Wanaka, with its clear waters and beautiful coastline, is a great introduction to kayaking. Beginners and those with more experience will enjoy a calm half-day tour approximately 5.5 miles (9 kms) around the lake. Take in the views while experiencing the unspoiled nature that New Zealand is famous more, but without breaking too much of a sweat.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.84
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$122.84
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Packraft Wanaka ‘Raft’ plus Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk Tour from WanakaHiking

Packraft Wanaka ‘Raft’ plus Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk Tour from Wanaka

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A full day of adventure and adrenaline, join in New Zealand’s only combined jet boat, wilderness walk, and pack-raft experience. Set on the mighty Matukituki River, just a short drive from Wanaka, you’ll jet up-river, enjoy a beachside lunch at the base of a glacier, and learn the basics of paddling before putting your new skills to use on your own lightweight, stable, two-person raft.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$273.82
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$273.82

Wanaka Express Highlights 4WD AdventureCultural Tours

Wanaka Express Highlights 4WD Adventure

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Experience the scenic highlights above and around Lake Wanaka during a 2.5-hour 4WD excursion. Choose your departure time from the Wanaka i-Site and journey through West Wanaka Station. Gain insight into Wanaka’s history and rich agricultural heritage with commentary from your guide. You’ll see it all, from alpine vistas to a working mountain farm.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.09
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$120.09

Lake Wanaka Jet Ski TourCultural Tours

Lake Wanaka Jet Ski Tour

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Explore scenic Lake Wanaka, New Zealand’s fourth-largest lake, aboard a state-of-the-art Sea-Doo jet ski. Led by an experienced guide, admire the surrounding islands, bays, and alpine scenery. Each watercraft holds two people and no prior jet skiing experience is necessary. Learn more about this picturesque ecosystem while also enjoying an adrenaline rush.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.55
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$147.55

Half-Day Kayak Experience on the Mighty Clutha River from WanakaCultural Tours

Half-Day Kayak Experience on the Mighty Clutha River from Wanaka

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This half-day kayak tour on the Clutha River is an ideal trip for active travelers who want to try a new outdoor adventure sport, or who want to perfect their kayaking skills. Your guide will give you a full safety briefing and educated you about river safety, so you can feel confident on the 13 miles (22 kilometers) of river. Plus, receive personalized attention on a small-group tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$136.57
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$136.57
Taking safety measures

Jet Boat Adventure on the Mighty Clutha River from WanakaJet Boating

Jet Boat Adventure on the Mighty Clutha River from Wanaka

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Running from Lake Dunstan in North Otago through to the East Coast, the wide and blue Clutha River is flanked by glacial terraces and stunning New Zealand bush. Speed down the river on this half-day jetboat trip through Upper Clutha Valley, take photos of the towering Southern Alps and thrill at the river’s long winding stretches and switchback corners.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.39
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$95.39

Lake Wanaka Parasailing FlightCultural Tours

Lake Wanaka Parasailing Flight

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Fly high above the beautiful Lake Wanaka with Wanaka Parasailing on either a single, or a tandem flight. This is one of the best things to do in Wanaka, book your flight today!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$120.09
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$120.09

'Express' Wine Tour with Māori Culture WānakaWine Tasting

'Express' Wine Tour with Māori Culture Wānaka

Experience this one-of-a-kind wine tasting with a fascinating Māori culture spin! Learn about Māori history and their experiences of this region while sampling many wonderful wines. Of the wineries listed we will visit 2, if you have a preference please let me know.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.38
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$106.38

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