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  • Extreme shallow water jet boating
  • Spin, Skim, slide and speed through the water
  • Breathetaking world heritage surrounds
  • Qualified, experienced knowledgable drivers
  • Enjoy 50km of New Zealand wilderness
  • Jump on board the brand new fleet of jet boats

Wilkin River Jets

Jet Boating Experience Wanaka

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Combine sightseeing and adventure into one epic experience with this River Safari jet boat ride in the Wanaka region. Speed along the waters of the Wilkin River and Makarora River within the Mt Aspiring National Park for 50-minutes of pure adrenaline-inducing fun.

Climb into a new fleet of jet boats, you'll be spinning, sliding and splashing your way around the World Heritage Listed region. It's not all adventure and thrill though, as you'll also be treated to informative commentary of the region from the experienced and local drivers.

All safety equipment is supplied including life jackets and waterproof jackets, however, passengers are advised to bring your swimsuit if you don't want your clothes to get wet and a towel to help you dry off at the end.

A unique experience in a beautiful setting, this thrilling jet boat ride also lets you explore and learn about this beautiful region.


  • 50 minutes of shallow water jet boating
  • A brand new fleet of jet boats
  • Knowledgeable and experienced jet boat driver and guide
  • Life jackets
  • Waterproof jackets


  • Hotel transfers


  • A unique New Zealand experience, zoom along ancient river valleys of the mighty Wilkin and Makarora Rivers, surrounded by snow capped mountains
  • Mt Aspiring National Park is a World Heritage Area you will be entranced by the beauty and be exhilarated by the thrill of Jet Boating
  • Spin, skim, slide and speed through the water. You will be grateful for the provided waterproof jacket
  • You are in safe hands with a qualified and experienced driver
  • The driver will also provide you with fascinating history and geology of the stunning Makarora and Wanaka region
  • Enjoy 50km of New Zealand's wilderness by river. Jet boat amongst native beech forest, pristine river valleys and rugged ice capped mountains


  • Jet boat departure times are arranged upon booking
  • Please provide preferred booking time within the provided textbox at the time of booking


  • 60 minutes


  • Wilkin River Jets are situated at Makarora on the Haast Pass Highway (SH 6), between Lake Wanaka and Fox Glacier
  • Corner of Rata Rd and SH6 Makarora
  • 45 minute drive from Lake Wanaka
  • 2 hour drive from Queenstown
  • 3 hour drive from Fox Glacier

What To Bring

  • Swimmers for optional swimming
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Sun protection: sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • In winter warm clothes are required: fleece, warm hat and gloves is recommended

Additional information

  • Infants under three join free of charge. Please inform operator to confirm availability and restrictions of any children under three years of age
  • Wilkin River Jets reserves the right to amend/alter/or cancel any trip due to unsuitable weather/river conditions and activity demand

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of the purchase, please contact Trike Tours Melbourne. Contact details will be provided on booking voucher confirmation email
  • Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation due to unsuitable weather conditions will be refunded in full
  • Cancellation 30 days prior to date of Travel will be refunded in full
  • Cancellation less than 20 days will receive a 50% refund (not including credit card charges)
  • No show or cancellation less than 48 hours will not receive a refund
Bring along sunglasses, sun block, a sun hat and insect repellant, especially in the summer months. In winter warm clothes are required. A fleece jacket, warm hat and gloves are recommended
Need help? Contact our friendly customer support service. 1300 935 532 enquiry@experienceoz.com.au Help Code: 2BEA

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