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Half-Day Mount Aspiring National Park Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk from Wanaka

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  • 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
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Half-Day Mount Aspiring National Park Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk from Wanaka
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A half day wilderness Jet boating adventure with stunning views of Glaciers, Mt Aspiring and Lord of the Rings film locations. Guided walk through ancient forests and waterfalls, suited for all ages
From US$167.71
Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk10am
A half day wilderness Jet boating adventure with stunning views of Glaciers, Mt Aspiring and Lord of the Rings film locations. Guided walk through ancient forests and waterfalls, suited for all ages
From US$167.71
Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk11am
A half day wilderness Jet boating adventure with stunning views of Glaciers, Mt Aspiring and Lord of the Rings film locations. Guided walk through ancient forests and waterfalls, suited for all ages
From US$167.71
Overview
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.
What to Expect

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.

Reviews (87)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great river “journey”

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.

1  Thank mjward1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun & Interesting Trip with Great Guides

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!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank MTPtravelsUSA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jetboat-walk-heliflight

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

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Culture26006307397
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stunning scenery, fantastic experience

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!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank janepK9622KT
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile
Just Awesome

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

1  Thank chrisdV2469ZY
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Response from Dan M | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't remember exactly what time we arrived back in town. Give them a call. They graciously answered any questions that we had beforehand.
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