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Jet boat, hike and packraft the turquoise Matukituki River, beneath Avalanche Glacier with New Zealand's only jet boat and packraft adventure.
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For the experience of a lifetime join Packraft Wanaka on New Zealand’s only jet boat, walk & packraft adventure, deep into the mountains of middle earth.

Speed through shallow channels, drift into turns and hold on for cool spins, traveling to a serene, special place, surrounded by mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and forests. This is the only jet boat company in New Zealand to see glaciers and Mount Aspiring.

Guests walk with their packs on their backs through the forest and wetlands to a remote ‘beach’ beneath a glacier. This stunning 30-minute hike and the calm, turquoise pool is a taste of the spectacular river adventure to come. Here, inflate and learn to paddle the rafts, have fun in the river flow and rock the photos before lunch. 

Packraft this pristine glacial waterway, ride the wave trains, and paddle into calm eddies to surround oneself in nature in a valley so breathtaking it’s almost impossible to leave. These small, lightweight and stable two-person inflatable rafts are perfect for those who want a real wilderness river experience. 

Allow a full day


$299 - $399
Ardmore Street, Wanaka, New Zealand Get Directions
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