Wanaka River Journeys

Jetboat and Wilderness Walk

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  • Wanaka Jetboating
  • Wilderness Walk
  • Matukituki Valley Wanaka
  • NZ's most spectacular ice carved landscape
  • Moss covered forest
  • Waterfalls and glacier fed streams
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Enjoy a unique way to discover the beautiful Matukituki Valley with this three hour jet boating and wilderness walk adventure that allows you to travel deep in to the valley to immerse yourself in all of its spectacular beauty. Travelling the Matukituki River, you'll spend an hour soaring the waterways by jet boat enjoying the magnificent views of mountains, glaciers and more. Along with this adrenalin pumping experience, you'll also enjoy a 50 minute wilderness walk showcasing to you even more incredible sights that are only possible by foot.

After enjoying a scenic shuttle bus drive around the shores of Lake Wanaka to the jet boating departure point, you'll be suited up before climbing in to the boat for 60 minutes of heart racing fun. Performing tricks and manoeuvres sure to get you holding on tight, prepare yourself to feel adrenaline pumping through your veins. Not just an extreme adventure however, this jet boating experience couples as a fantastic sight seeing opportunity. From the boat you'll travel beneath mountains and glaciers, past sites that were used in the making of Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movies, into the beautiful World Heritage Mount Aspiring National Park and more.

Once deep in to the mountains of the park you'll disembark the jet boat for your wilderness walk, ready to explore waterfalls, moss covered forests, and glacier fed streams. With the opportunity to even walk beneath Avalanche Glacier when conditions permit, this experience really is something to boast about. As you hear stories about this magnificent, ice carved landscape, you'll truly be left in awe by this unique part of New Zealand.

For this tour simply bring a warm jacket, sturdy footwear suitable for walking, sunglasses and water and food if you require it. Tours leave at 10am and return at 2pm from November to March. Please meet outside the i-SITE located at 99 Ardmore Street Wanaka. Book your jet boating and wilderness walk tour today and see a side of beautiful Matukituki Valley not many are lucky to witness.


  • Stunning scenic shuttle drive around the shores of Lake Wanaka to the Matukituki River
  • 1hr Jetboat Ride
  • 50 minute wilderness walk


  • Deep into the Matukituki Valley
  • Jet boating adventure in New Zealand beneath the breathtaking scenery of mountains and glaciers
  • Lord of the Rings and Hobbit locations, into World Heritage Mount Aspiring National Park
  • 50 minute walk into real New Zealand wilderness through moss covered forest, waterfalls and glacier fed streams
  • Walk in awe beneath Avalanche Glacier when conditions permit, hear the stories of this unique ice carved landscape


  • Available Mon-Fri 01 November 2022-31 March 2023
  • Closed December 24th,25th and 26th 2022 01 April- 30 September 2023
  • Departures- from 10am outside i-SITE- 99 Ardmore Street Wanaka, long term car parking on the edge of the lake opposite the big, green parkland
  • Tour returns at 2pm

What To Bring

  • Warm jacket
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Water and Snacks if required

Additional Information

  • Overcoats for the jet boat will be provided (if required)
  • Child- age 4-15 years inclusive
  • Adult- 16 years +
  • Not suitable for <under 4years
  • Women less than 6 months are welcome to join the trip
  • The walk is relatively flat, suitable for mostly everybody

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
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