Loved the whole experience. We did jet boat in Queenstown but with river journeys the experience was more comprehensive with not only the thrills, but also the river tour and forrest walk. Highly recommended.
Departures are from i-SITE Information Centre. Your journey begins with a 20-minute scenic shuttle drive around the shores of Lake Wanaka, a taste of the amazing photo opportunities to come.
On board the jet boat, your guides will provide a welcome and comprehensive safety brief before heading up-river toward Lord of The Rings film locations, Mount Aspiring and spectacular hanging glaciers.
Disembark the jet boat for a 50 minute guided walk through ancient forests and waterfalls, during the summer months when conditions allow walking beneath the majestic Avalanche Glacier.
Suitable for all fitness levels. Minimum age is 4 years. Sturdy footwear and warm layers recommended. You are welcome to bring a day pack with snacks and water and don't forget your camera.
James was a great guide. Enjoyed the entire experience. Outfitted well given the colder temperature and wet conditions. Heated hand bar was a delightful addition. Overall, enjoyed the bush walk, taking pictures of the waterfall, and a making good of a damp day!
We had an unforgettable half day experience. First jetboating with lots of adrenaline boosts, and in the middle of all this, we were picked up by helicopter to go to the Isobel Glacier. What a views on the mountains and into the valleys !!! Simply...More
We absolutely loved our trip. The scenery was amazing, made even better by being the only boat on the river. We really felt like we were going into the wilderness. The kids loved the 360 spins, me too!
If you are a kiwi and think you don't need to do the river jet boat ride or bush walk, I have spent years tramping in the lower north island and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. James is an awesome guide. Very informative, knowledgeable and skilled...More