Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk

Operated by: Wanaka River Journeys
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239.00 (AUD)

In this 4 hour tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the waters of the Matukituki River. Starting with the boat trip living exciting turns in these waters. Then stop to walk through the forest in the middle of Wanaka wilderness, located under the glaciers of this beautiful place, having the opportunity to take pictures and learn the history behind with the help of your guide. The meeting point and end of tour is at 99 Ardmore Street, outside of Wanaka I-Site.

  • Sail through the Matukituki River.
  • Walk through the forest between the glaciers.
  • Learn about the history of this amazing place.

AVAILABILITY

October to April and June to September

DURATION

4 hours

START LOCATION

99 Ardmore Street, outside of the Wanaka I-Site

END LOCATION

99 Ardmore Street, outside of the Wanaka I-Site

TOUR LANGUAGE

English

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Detailed Description

Enjoy a 4 hour boat tour and walk through the wildlife in Wanaka. Your meeting point will be at 99 Ardmore Street, outside of Wanaka I-Site to start this adventure. This trip begins by boat flowing from the glaciers, the crystal clear waters of the Matukituki River that are perfect to experience an incredible sailing in the longest and adventurous boat trip in New Zealand. You will travel at full speed through the shallow waters, you will experience exciting turns, you will stop in deep natural pools to breathe the natural air and appreciate the landscape and hear stories of this magical place from your local guide.

Then you will go deep into the mountains and off the beaten track, you will enjoy a 50 minute walk through the mossy forest, waterfalls and streams fed by glaciers. You will walk under the Avalanche glacier, as long as conditions permit or at McGills Creek to explore one of the most beautiful and serene forest walks. While you walk you will learn about the stories of this unique landscape carved in ice, where you will have the opportunity to take photos. After having enjoyed this incredible experience you will return to the same place where you started.

Ticket Price (AUD)
Adults (P/P) 239.00 (AUD)
Children (4 to 14 years old) 139.00 (AUD)
Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk includes:

- Courtesy shuttle.
- Life jackets.
- Wet weather gear if required.
- Heated hand rails and footrests.
- Amazing local guides.

- Warm jacket.
- Sturdy footwear.
- Sunglasses.
- Water and snacks.
- Hat and gloves if a cold day.
- Camera.

A 24 hours notice of cancellation is required for a full refund.

If a trip is cancelled due to weather or high river levels a full refund will be issued- or you can re-scheduled to another day.

  1. Is this trip suitable for a family?

    Yes, absolutely. Children love this trip. Our observations range from young ones who are in awe of the jet boats’ power and the drivers skills, to the excitement of the wilderness walk where their imaginations can play and the souvenirs they gather from this experience. Different times of the year introduce different animals for them to see from the lambs in the spring to the huge numbers of fish in the autumn and birdlife all year round. Recommend parents bring a day pack with drink and food for children.

  2. Fitness level required

    Suited to most abilities. The walk is not at a fast pace but there is uneven ground and some rocks to walk over. You do have the option to do just a little of the walk at your own pace & let the others go ahead if walking is difficult and remain close to the jet boat until they return. A pretty good option as you are in paradise.

  3. Does the trip proceed in bad weather?

    We do our best to ensure our trips do not proceed into incoming heavy rain. Mountain weather can be unpredictable and sometimes we may get caught out by showers. We have excellent wet weather gear and do our best to protect passengers from rain if it eventuates.

    On the positive side, it can be very beautiful seeing changes in light that weather can bring. During our trips that follow on after heavy rain in the valley we make a point of showcasing the huge waterfalls that come to life.

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