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.

Hunting in New Zealand with Simon from Cardrona Outfitters truly was a hunt of a lifetime, from hunting Fallow bucks in the beautiful Cardrona Valley, to hunting Chamois and Tahr up in the majestic Alps of the west coast!

The food and lodgings were first class, and Simon is an amazing guide. His knowledge and experience hunting world class trophies is second to none!

Thanks again mate for the incredible experience you provided, it was a hunt I will remember and talk about forever - I'm already getting excited planning my trip back with Cardrona Outfitters next year!

Shane Swain, Australia