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
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.
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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.
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.
Glen and I really enjoyed the people - so welcoming and friendly (thanks Ben for a fun tour!!). Informative of their beautiful surrounds and the history of the area. It was refreshing to enjoy a tourist activity that was not swamped by the masses and...More