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Address: 99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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+64 3-443 4416
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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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Wow!

Lots of fun and excitement on this tour for sure. You get a little wet but the experience was well worth it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
John W
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Cambridge, Ontario
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Cambridge, Ontario
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of fun and excitement on this tour for sure. You get a little wet but the experience was well worth it.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I did the 1/2 day Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk. Exciting jet boat ride and wonderful natural beauty of the environment made for an informative and fun day out on the Wanaka river. Our driver ( owner) Brent was superb and clearly was having a fun time on the water. 'Big boys and their boats!!' Lots of... More 

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highbridge
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went on a jet boat ride and wilderness walk with this company.Everything was very professionally arranged and the afternoon was a real highlight of our holiday.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

10 stars! What a great experience and tons of fun. Our driver, Ben, was awesome. I recommend this company wholeheartedly. Beautiful views, a lovely walk and an awesome driver, couldn't have had a better day

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just popped into the i centre and said we had an afternoon , what should we do? So glad they recommended Wanaka river journeys . The jet boat was so much fun but the scenery was stunning . Glaciers, lord of the rings country and beech woods with a waterfall . We travelled 40+ km upstream , over rapids and... More 

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Province of Arezzo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A well organised trip with friendly guides. Great fun on the jet boat...long waterproof jackets available if you haven't got a jacket. Great views of the mountains and hanging glacier from a distance. Walk very short and easy and nothing really special ...nice on a sunny day though....protect against sand flies! Recommended for a relaxing and different morning out ..enjoyed... More 

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time experiencing a jet boat and wow was it fun! We did the jet boat/wilderness walk, which I recommend. They take you up the beautiful Matukituki River towards Mt. Aspiring National Park. Very informative, fun guides and stunning views of glaciers and waterfalls.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well organised, informative and a fun day on the river. Really enjoyable experience if you like boats and water.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well organised, fun and informative day out jet boating with helicopter ride to glaciers which was stunning. Great guides and stunning scenery. Would highly recommend

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

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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