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“A thrill but much more as well”

Wanaka River Journeys
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US$181.72*
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Half-Day Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk from Wanaka
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Come with us on the most exciting half day adventure activity in New Zealand, jet boating beneath the spectacular scenery of Glaciers & Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film locations, into world heritage Mount Aspiring National Park. Location: The Matukituki River. Flowing from Glaciers, the pristine waters of the Matukituki River are perfect to experience river boating on the longest and most spectacular jet boat tour in New Zealand. Travel at speed over shallow braids, drift into turns and yes… experience exciting spins, stopping in deep pools to breathe in the magic of the landscape & hear stories of our land from your local guides And there is MORE… Deep in the mountains & off the beaten track, enjoy a 30-minute nature walk through moss covered forest, waterfalls and glacier fed streams. Walk in awe beneath Avalanche Glacier when conditions permit or into McGills Creek to explore one of the most beautiful and serene forest walks. Hear the stories of this unique ice carved landscape and see photo opportunities not to miss. For those who want to explore more add a glacier helicopter flight from the jet boat or a 4WD farm safari
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“A thrill but much more as well”
Reviewed 12 November 2012

We went on the river jet boat cruise and walk with "James". It was clear he loved the job and the country. So do we now. Much more than just a thrill but an education as well. Definately a better view from his office than mine. What a beautiful place!

Visited November 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Gretest trip!”
Reviewed 8 November 2012

We want to thank James and Sue for an incredible trip. Both were extremely friendly and knowledgable. This was the highlight of our trip!

Great sence of humor and great insight into the area.

Thanks heaps!!

Nick and Leah

Visited October 2012
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Carterton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
“What a great trip”
Reviewed 7 November 2012

Exciting, extremely interesting and great value. To be able to jet boat 36km up rivers and be surrounded by snow capped mountains, waterfalls and bush, riverflats etc, with very good guides/driver was excellent.

Visited November 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
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“Thrilling new experience!!”
Reviewed 5 November 2012

I had never done JetBoat before, and I loved it! The guide really takes it to the limit, it was fantastic! We really enjoyed the whole experience including the 50 minutes walk in the mountain. Totally worth it, great experience with a fantastic guide!

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Personal touch with the added jet boat bonus”
Reviewed 1 November 2012

A great tour that manages to combine the awesomeness of jet boats (fancy going up white water rapids anyone?), with a knowledgeable and passionate guide.

The jet boat allows access to parts of Mount Aspiring Park that would otherwise be inaccessible, or difficult to access at any rate. By combining the history, geology and sandflies (grr) the tour fills up a good half day without ever feeling like its dragging.

A company that deserves to continue developing and succeeding on account of the personal approach.

Visited October 2012
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