Wilkin River Jets - NZ Travel

Wilkin River Jets

Wilkin River Jets

Let Wilkin River Jets introduce you to rugged ice-carved mountains, ancient river valleys, pristine native rainforest and ice blue glacial rivers with the best jet boat wilderness river adventures, scenic helicopter flights and wilderness trekking in New Zealand.

Location:  Makarora, 45 minutes from Wanaka or one hour from Haast on the Haast Pass Highway.

  

Operating Hours:  8:30am to 5:30pm, late August to early June.

 

Departures:  Tours run on demand subject to availability. No set times.

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Help Notes:

Bring comfortable walking shoes/boots, warm waterproof jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent and camera.


Available Activities

Blue Pools Eco Adventure

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Experience the Blue Pools walking track leading to a swing bridge over the Makarora River.  Rendezvous with Wilkin River Jets and enjoy a spectacular river jet safari on not one but two wilderness rivers, the Makarora and the Wilkin.

Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours

Minimum Numbers: 3 people

Maximum Numbers: No maximum numbers

Suitable for Children: Child discount available for  children 3 to 13 years


Jumboland Adventure

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Start your wilderness trekking and hiking experience with a spectacular helicopter ride deep into Mount Aspiring National Park.  Interact with nature and enjoy four hours of trekking and hiking in the remote, un-touched native rainforest running alongside the Wilkin River.  Finish the day with a thrilling high speed river safari through the icy blue waters of the Wilkin and Makarora Rivers.

Duration: Approximately 5 hours

Minimum Numbers: 3 people

Maximum Numbers: No maximum numbers

Suitable for Children: Recommended age is 10 years old and can easily walk 6 to 7km.


Siberia Wilderness Adventure

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This half day wilderness experience begins in Makarora with a scenic helicopter flight taking in aerial views of the ice carved mountains and glaciers. Land in the remote Siberia Valley and enjoy a relaxing three hour walk on a well marked track. Rendezvous for a fast-paced return jet boat ride through the icy blue waters of the Wilkin and Makarora Rivers.

Duration: Approximately 4 hours

Minimum Numbers: 3 people

Maximum Numbers: No maximum numbers

Suitable for Children: Recommended age is 5 years old and can easily walk 4 to 5km.


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