We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-443 4416
Website
Today
10:00 - 13:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 13:00
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 221 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 194
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Awesome!!!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
rvhorn
,
Asheville, North Carolina
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Wanaka

Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 211: English reviews
Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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

Helpful?
Thank rvhorn
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
77 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank Rupert29
Province of Arezzo, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

Helpful?
Thank Kate B
California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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.

Helpful?
Thank bobbystuck
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Helpful?
Thank Elizabeth J
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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

Helpful?
Thank Karen D
Cologne, Germany
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank wessnat
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We have a feeling it would have been a five star trip if we managed to finish it! Unfortunately a snapped mooring line saw our jet boat disappearing down the river and our poor unfortunate guide jumping in to swim after it!!! No luck and an hour later a hastily arranged shuttle on the second boat saw us returned safely... More 

Helpful?
Thank MikeFazza
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

From the get go the customer service was amazing. The website was easy to navigate and book, the pickup team were very relational and relaxed and the boat driver and guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I found the whole afternoon to be great fun. I've never done a jet boat ride so have nothing to compare it to, it seemed... More 

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I wasn't sure what expect, but this boat trip and walk surpassed my expectations. Of course the speed you travel in following the current of the river is amazing, but the views of the valley and the glaciers only can be seen from the river. We were very lucky as there was very little cloud so good views of all... More 

Helpful?
Thank GerlaB

Travellers who viewed Wanaka River Journeys also viewed

 
Wanaka, Otago Region
 

Been to Wanaka River Journeys? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Wanaka River Journeys and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Singapore, Singapore

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Wanaka River Journeys staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?