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Address: 99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-443 4416
Today
10:00 - 13:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 13:00
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Wanaka River Journeys is a unique half day wilderness jet boating...

Wanaka River Journeys is a unique half day wilderness jet boating adventure. See hanging glaciers, Lord of The Rings locations and ice carved landscapes; enjoy local Maori culture and a 50 minute remote bush walk in the Matukituki Valley, gateway to the Mount Aspiring National Park... More than a jet boat ride.

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Great tour with fun and information

The scenary is awesome and the boat ride was fun. In addition our driver told us so much about the area that we learned so much. Even for our 6-year-old son it was perfect fun... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Cologne, Germany

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The scenary is awesome and the boat ride was fun. In addition our driver told us so much about the area that we learned so much. Even for our 6-year-old son it was perfect fun! In addition to shift the booking from morning to afternoon was very easy! Thanks to the whole team, we would definitely do this again.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We have a feeling it would have been a five star trip if we managed to finish it! Unfortunately a snapped mooring line saw our jet boat disappearing down the river and our poor unfortunate guide jumping in to swim after it!!! No luck and an hour later a hastily arranged shuttle on the second boat saw us returned safely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

From the get go the customer service was amazing. The website was easy to navigate and book, the pickup team were very relational and relaxed and the boat driver and guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I found the whole afternoon to be great fun. I've never done a jet boat ride so have nothing to compare it to, it seemed... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't sure what expect, but this boat trip and walk surpassed my expectations. Of course the speed you travel in following the current of the river is amazing, but the views of the valley and the glaciers only can be seen from the river. We were very lucky as there was very little cloud so good views of all... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must do in Wanaka. Exhilarating ride and scenery, incredibly friendly and attentive staff. From our hilarious and cheerful bus driver Greg, to our rock start maori boat pilot Calvin this was a truly memorable experience. There are many jet boats in NZ but this one is special. Thank you for incredible memories!

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family highlight of our trip to New Zealand. Breathtaking scenery, great thrills and laughter, superb and knowledgeable staff. I would highly recommend this trip to all

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time with Wanaka river journeys. Were kindly picked up from our accommodation. Very friendly staff. Stunning scenery along the river ,great walk and gained insight into the Mount Aspiring area and interesting about Lord of the Rings filming sites Jet boat great along the river and some thrilling spins done by driver Would highly recommend this tour... More 

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Peregian Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What a fantastic way to spend a couple of hours whilst in Wanaka. As Lord of the Rings fans it was amazing to see the filming locations of some of our favourite scenes. The crew were professional, knowledgeable, friendly and fun. The scenery is spectacular. We took the early morning shorter trip, and we were blessed with clear skies... More 

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Witney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Heard about this trip from friends who had done it earlier this year. So booked it from UK in advance so as not to miss out. Picked up at our accommodation and then taken into Wanaka to transport us and others and driven to Matukituki Valley to get onboard the jet boat. Provided with thick waterproofs, hats, gloves if necessary... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I went on the Jetboat and Wilderness Walk experience and WOW. The scenery, the beauty. Unmatchable. The guides are friendly, knowledgeable and very funny! Matukituki River hosts amazing views of the famous Middle Earth Misty Mountains and other locations of scenes from the Fellowship of the Ring. A highly recommended experience for those who are looking for... More 

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