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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
US$160.63
Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk 1pm
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
US$160.63
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
US$160.63
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 (81)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful

New Zealand feel real this place has nature tree and water is crisis other more many this culture countrty

Thank rizhaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome half day out with Wanaka River Journeys

Did the jet boat & wilderness walk option and James was our Tour guide. Found James to be very professional, knowledgeable and obviously he's passionate about his job. :-) We just happened to arrive in Wanaka on a excellent day after 2x previous nights of...More

Thank KimiB60
Reviewed 8 May 2018
A thrill ride.

There were only 3 of us on the tour and James was our guide. He really tailored the tour to meet our needs. He did a couple of spins with the boat once he found out we were game too. Never were we placed in...More

1  Thank Dan M
Reviewed 3 May 2018
Lots of fun, with a great guide.

Wanaka River Journeys is in every respect, a high quality operation. The half-day was well organized, very fun, and our tour guide (Benjamin) was a most delightful leader, highly knowledgeable of the area, and a skilled driver. We had a blast.

Thank arrybay9
Reviewed 25 April 2018
Fantastic trip

We(along with another couple)went on this trip in January. We all had a really great experience. The jet boat ride itself was thrilling amoungst wonderful scenery and the walk was very atmospheric. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Sunnyfollowers
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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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