Wanaka River Journeys

Wanaka River Journeys


15 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

4 Jet Boating

12 Wanaka Township

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South IslandWanaka RegionWanaka Township


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Shaan and Steven Baker


Ranking: 10/10

Small group, felt like a personal experience, friendly, local and knowledgeable staff. Loved the jetboat, walk through Hobbit forest to waterfall, amazing scenery, view of the Glacier and mountains.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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John Brand


Ranking: 9/10

Very informative, waterproof and safety wear provided. Trip right up the Matukituki River to below the glacier.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Ranking: 10/10

My wife and two daughters (13 + 11 years) spent a fabulous and exciting day with Brett (my wife thinks this was his name!!!), who was very friendly, humourous, and she said "had a lovely nature!" Meanwhile I was fly fishing with a guide up the stunning Makarora River. They loved it... the highlight of a thrill packed holiday for them: views of Mount Aspiring...Lords of the Rings territory, and 360 degree spins!
They would recommend this to anyone!! Mint!! Written onn behalf of my wife Anne-Marie Robertshaw: Durham. England

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Walter Buschta


Ranking: 10/10

Great guide, great tour.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Remco Smit


Ranking: 8/10

The ride on a jetboat was exciting, and worth it. You have a very good guide which tells you a lot. And of course very beautiful views!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Best part of our trip! Calvin was our guide and he was amazing. This is a family run operation and we heard that all the guides are great. Calvin is a wonderful story teller and an amazingly professional driver. We have never met anyone quite like him. The scenery was just great. The jet boat goes in inches of water... inches from land and boulders… through narrow rapids... We felt totally safe with Calvin but the adrenalin flowed! At one point we had 2 horses run alongside us - magnificent. We highly recommend this trip.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

I did this trip three years ago and thought seriously about doing it again on my recent trip to New Zealand. The exhilaration of jet-boating was only part of the pleasure; the outstanding beauty of the landscape, the walk through the forest, the gulls nesting along the shingle banks, the extensive knowledge of Brent and Sue and above all their obvious love for what they do, all added up to a truly memorable experience. Don't miss it.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in December 2007

actiongirl's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Fantastic! It enriches your soul just being in the vacinty of Sue and Brent. Well worth it especially on a cold winters day. :-)

Reviewed over 11 years ago