Wanaka River Journeys

Jet Boat, Walk & Packraft, three incredible adventures in one day

Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk

Come with us on the most exciting half day Jet Boating adventure in New Zealand beneath the spectacular scenery of Glaciers & Lord of the Rings film locations, into Mount Aspiring National Park, part of Te Wahipounamu World Heritage area.

Jet boat the spectacular Matukituki River beneath glaciers and Mount Aspiring. Speed through shallow braids, drift into turns and hold on for cool spins, traveling to a place special and serene, surrounded by mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and forests.

Walk with your pack raft & guide through the forest to our remote “beach” beneath a Glacier. This beautiful short hike to a calm and peaceful pool is a taste of the spectacular river adventure to come; here you will inflate and learn to paddle your rafts, have fun in the river flow & rock the photos before lunch.

Packraft this pristine glacial water-way, ride the wave trains, and paddle into calm eddies to surround yourself in nature in a valley so breathtaking you wont want to leave. These small, lightweight and stable inflatable craft are perfect for those who want a real wilderness river experience in a safe and guided environment. The perfect mix of fun, excitement and adventure in the most beautiful landscape there is.

Awesome experience! Everything about the trip was first class and exceeded all my expectations. I would not think of going to New Zealand with anyone else. Simon went out of his way to attend to everyone’s needs and ensure that they had a memorable trip. The game animals were plentiful and Simon made sure that everyone had great opportunities to take the trophies they were after. I highly recommend Cardrona Outfitters and Simon Hawkins for your New Zealand hunting experience.

David Porter, USA