The most exciting of the jet boating New Zealand adventures set amongst the spectacular scenery of World Heritage Mount Aspiring National Park.
Feel the power of the jet boat as you travel toward Mount Aspiring and glaciers; past towering mountains, waterfalls and Lord of The Rings film locations on the pristine, glacier fed waters of the Matukituki River. Like rally cars on water Wanaka River Journeys jet boats use sliding turns, 360 degree spins and speeds of up to 80kmph to navigate the shallow and braided river system. It’s not all about action though…peaceful stops in deep pools for amazing photo opportunities; see river birds in their natural environment and maybe trout if conditions are right. This is a jet boat sensation like no other!
Deep in the mountains leave the jet boat for a 50 minute walk into real New Zealand wilderness, a trip highlight this is an opportunity to experience nature like never before, hiking through ancient beach forests following mountain streams to a waterfall, your local guide sharing with you the stories of the natural forces that created this unique landscape with humour and inspiration. The only jet boat company to see Mount Aspiring and Glaciers- make Wanaka River journeys number one on your list of things to do in Wanaka and your New Zealand tours.
“Mo te Tangata mo te Whenua” It’s about the people it’s about the place”
Aspiring Helicopters New Zealand has been operating heli tours in the Matukituki Valley on the doorstep of the Mount Aspiring National Park since 1995. They are a family owned and operated business offering helicopter flights to Mount Aspiring & Glaciers, Milford Sound and Mount Cook.
One of the best things to do in Wanaka, with flights to the glaciers their speciality. They have a range of different sized helicopters and sparkling reviews of a a very personalised service.
Ridgeline Adventures was formed by Mark and Ceri Orbell in 2008, offering exclusive 4WD and photography safaris. The tours include historic West Wanaka Station, located on the edge of Mt Aspiring National Park and overlooking picturesque Lake Wanaka.
Our off the beaten track 4WD experiences focus on “soft adventure”. Our point of difference is our exclusive access to one of Wanaka’s iconic and most historic (settled in the 1850’s) working farms, giving our customers the perfect mix of scenery, history, heritage and farming life. Our professional driver/guides are all Wanaka locals with a true passion for sharing “our place”.
Operating since 2006, Eco Wanaka Adventures is an owner operated company specializing in lake cruises and guided walks throughout the Mt Aspiring National Park and stunning Lake Wanaka. We’re providing walks for all levels of fitness from one hour to a full day glacial adventure.
We offer tours of the beautiful Lake Wanaka and the World Heritage Southern Alps. Our heli hikes and walks in The Hobbit’s spectacularly high footsteps or around 3 pristine Alpine lakes. Our experienced guides will take you on walks to this area’s gems and pass on the secrets of unique natural wonders of this pristine region has to offer.