Activities

Wilderness Jet Boat + Walk

Join us for an exciting Jet Boat Journey beneath the spectacular scenery of Mount Aspiring, Glaciers & Lord of the Rings film locations on the Matukituki River.

Travel at speed over shallow braids, drift into turns and yes… experience thrilling spins, stopping in deep pools to breathe in the magic of the landscape & hear stories of our land from your local guides

Deep in the mountains & off the beaten track, enjoy a 50-minute, remote walk through moss covered forest, waterfalls and glacier fed streams. An exciting mix of action and serenity in the most beautiful landscape there is.

We Provide

-Water and windproof coats
-Lifejackets

Please Bring

-Sunglasses
-Warm Jacket
-Camera
-Hats and gloves in winter
-Sense of Adventure

Restrictions

Not suitable for under 4's

Duration

Allow 4 hours and 15 minutes>

Season

Available 1 October 2024

Packraft Wanaka

Packraft the Matukituki River, Mount Aspiring National Park. One of New Zealand’s most spectacular mountain rivers.
Ride the wave trains, paddle into calm eddies and play in turquoise swimming holes beneath the mountains, glaciers and waterfalls of the Matukituki Valley. By the time the day is done your guide will have you paddling like a pro.
This really is the perfect mix of fun, excitement and adventure in the most beautiful landscape there is.

We Provide

Life jackets, spray jackets, helmets, wet suits, lunch and snacks.

Please Bring

Please bring: Towel, swimwear, drink bottle, sunblock, sports shoes
Please provide: heights, weights, any dietary requirements and advise if any medical conditions.

Restrictions

No under 10’s
Not suitable for pregnant women

Duration

Full Day, Back approx 3.30pm>

Season

Available from 01 October 2024

Glacier Jet (Jet Boat + Walk + Heli)

Get a close up look at the huge glacial area beneath Mount Aspiring with this unique combination of jet boating, helicopter flight, and wilderness walk.


This trip is the same as our Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk with the addition of a 25 minute helicopter flight.

The day will start by jet boating deep into the mountains where you'll be picked up by the helicopter. You'll get a close up view of the cascading waterfalls and hanging valleys before landing and disembarking on the glacier or snow. From here it's back down into the Matukituki Valley to join the guided wilderness walk and return leg of the Jet Boat Journey.

We Provide

-Rain jacket
-Lifejackets

Please Bring

-Sunglasses
-Warm Jacket
-Camera
-Hats and gloves in winter
-Sense of Adventure

Restrictions

Not suitable for under 4's

Duration

Allow 4 hours>

Season

Available 7 October 2023

Glacier River Safari (Jet Boat + Walk + 4WD)

Join us for a full day adventure with our Jet boat & Wilderness Walk followed by a 4WD Farm Safari, climbing to spectacular views above Lake Wanaka & the Matukituki Valley. Start with a 10am Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk followed by a picnic lunch on the river bank before meeting your local guides from Ridgeline Adventures for a Highlights Safari; a 4WD Landrover adventure travelling the private back roads of West Wanaka Station, a 30000-acre deer farm steeped in history and bordering the majestic snow-capped peaks and glaciers of Mt Aspiring National Park.

We Provide

- Lunch
- Raincoat
- Lifejacket

Please Bring

- Sunglasses
- Warm jacket
- Camera
- Sturdy footwear
- Snacks

Restrictions

Not suitable for under 4's

Duration

Allow 8 hours>

Essential Wanaka (Jet Boat + Walk + Heli + 4WD)

Combine a thrilling jet boat ride on the Matukituki River, a 35-minute glacier helicopter flight and an off-road 4WD safari. After jet boating deep in the mountains, you’ll board the helicopter for a close-up view of hanging valleys, cascading waterfalls and magnificent glaciers. Capture stunning photos during a glacier landing before returning to the river below to continue your guided wilderness walk and return leg of the jet boat journey.
Enjoy a river side lunch before you embark on a 4WD adventure through the stunning landscape, take part in conservation projects and listen to fascinating tales of farming life and local history. Suitable for all fitness levels.

We Provide

Lifejacket & wet weather gear (if required)

Please Bring

Warm jacket, sunglasses, camera, sturdy footwear, snacks, sunblock

Restrictions

Not suitable for pregnant women or for children under 4 years old.

Season

Available from 15 October 2023