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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.
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.
The snow-capped mountains, lush forests, and waterfalls of the Mount Aspiring National Park lie along the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. This action-packed tour lets you explore the park by plane, boat, and on foot. Soar overhead on a scenic flight, hike along the banks of the Siberia River, then hop aboard for a thrilling jet boat ride along the Wilkin River.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Spend the morning drifting down the mighty Clutha River on a paddleboard on this beginner-friendly tour. Spend as much time as you need getting comfortable with your stand-up paddleboard, with coaching provided by your guide, before heading down this wide and enchanting South Island river. Float down river in the shadow of lush native bush and rolling hills, and even try your hand at a few entry-level rapids.
A fun and fully guided tour of a lower section of the Clutha River designed for the experienced Stand Up Paddler and for those who are keen to run some of the playful grade 1-2 white water rapids.
Soak up the serenity of the awe-inspiring river, testing your skills on a 19km stretch between Wanaka & Luggate. This section of the river is for those confident on a SUP, or keen for adventure, with all equipment provided.
Outdoor adventure lovers will enjoy the chance to spend the whole day kayaking around Lake Wanaka. Although you need to be reasonably fit to paddle the 7.5-8.5 miles (12-14 kilometers) around the lake, you do not need to be an experienced kayaker. You’ll be treated to gorgeous views of the mountains surrounding the lake and town, and can also go for a walk on the protected island of Mou Waho.
Explore Lake Wanaka and see the mountain views from a different angle, on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) tour. Both beginner and experienced paddlers will enjoy this trip, and it can be customized to suit your abilities. Relax knowing that a water taxi is available to collect you if you need it (or if the weather turns!) Enjoy the crystal-clear waters and the views of the surrounding town and mountains.