Mount Aspiring Tour and Matukituki River Jet Boat Cruise with Helicopter Ride, Wanaka tours & activities, fun things to do in Wanaka | VELTRA

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Mount Aspiring Tour and Matukituki River Jet Boat Cruise with Helicopter Ride


Explore the World Heritage site Mount Aspiring by land, water and air. Enjoy a jet boat ride on Matukituki River then fly over the area by helicopter before taking a trek through the scenic forest.

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Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Pick-up/Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

  • 09:30-09:40 Pick-up at Select Hotels in Wanaka or Check-in at 99 Ardmore Street
  • Scenic Shuttle Ride
    fullsizeoutput-c6b Enjoy the scenic view as you travel across towering glaciers on your way to the world heritage Mount Aspiring National Park. Used as a location for some scenes in the famous Lord of the Rings movies, the area features a distinct look and pristine landscapes fitting its surreal setting.
  • Matukituki River Jet Boat Ride
    fullsizeoutput-ef7 After a quick safety briefing, you will start your journey through the river. Hear the jet boat's engine roar as you zoom across glacial formations and scenic landscapes. There will also be a couple of stops to give you the chance to take snapshots and admire jaw-dropping vistas.
  • Helicopter Ride (25 minutes)
    fullsizeoutput-1021 After your jet boat ride, hop on a helicopter and ride across Avalanche and Rob Boy Glaciers. Treat yourself to a bird's eye view of the vast glacier-filled landscape dotted with majestic falls and lush forests. Land on top of Isobel Glacier for some rare photo opportunity before flying back.
  • Wilderness Walk (Approx. 50 minutes)
    fullsizeoutput-eeb After your flight, head deep into the mountain for a closer look at New Zealand's scenery. Join a guided trek across the forest filled with natural streams coming from the glaciers and raging waterfalls. A haven for any nature lover!
  • 14:00 Check-out at 99 Ardmore Street
    • Women less than 4 months pregnant are welcome to join the trip.
    • This activity requires a fair amount of fitness, if you have trouble climbing steps without assistance, this trip is not suitable for you.
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • Children 4 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Walking shoes
    • Sweatshirt / light jacket
Requirement(s) - Others
    • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
Additional Note(s)
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions. In the event postponement due to weather or river conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule passengers on the next trip. If this does not suit, no charge will be made.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 10.
Activity provider
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Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 10:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.


Language English
Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 4.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily
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