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Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour from Wanaka

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  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


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.
  • Half-Day Mount Aspiring National Park Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk from Wanaka
  • Speed along the Matukituki River on an exhilarating jet-boat ride
  • Enjoy a 50-minute guided hike around the Avalanche Glacier
  • See Mount Aspiring, Lake Wanaka, and Lord of the Rings filming locations
  • Easy level tour suitable for participants of average fitness
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a personalized experience

What's Included

  • Shuttle transfer
  • Life jackets
  • Wet weather gear
  • Heated hand rails and footrests (in cold weather)
  • Food and drinks

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Wanaka River Journeys
    99 Ardmore Street, Wānaka 9305, New Zealand

    99 Ardmore Street, outside of the i-SITE Please make sure you have parked your car in a long term car-park Meet 20 minutes prior to departure

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Maximum is 10 people per booking
  • 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 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour from Wanaka?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk Tour from Wanaka?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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If you do only one excursion , make it this one.
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Fabulous Jet-Boat Experience
kevin, Feb 2020
We have had a number of excellent, exciting experiences on this trip to NZ... but far and away, this was the best so far. Fun, beautiful, fabulous boat driver, knowledgeable and concerned with everyone's comfort and safety. If you do only one excursion ... make it this one.
A perfect day
leonlandau, Jan 2020
Perfect mix of jet boat and stunning scenery. James was an excellent host. What an amazing way to access otherwise inaccessible places.
This tour was a lot of fun and the...
Jackie R, Apr 2018
This tour was a lot of fun and the guide was lovely. However, it is overpriced. It would be good to extend the tour for an extra hour and do a longer walk. The jet boat was great and I had full trust in the guide's skills.


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