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What to do in Wanaka

Jet Boat and Wilderness Walk - Wanaka River Journeys

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats

Join Wanaka River Journeys for this half day Jet Boating adventure along the Matukituki River. Take in the spectacular scenery of the Glaciers and many of the filming locations used in The Lord of the Rings. After your Jet Boat tour, disembark to enjoy a 50 minute wilderness walk where you will get off the beaten track and explore moss covered forest, waterfalls and glacier fed streams.

From £144 per adult

Please Note: Tour departs daily but does not run between 20th May and 25th June. Departs between Oct and May at 10am or 1pm, and from June to Sept at 11am. Included in the tour are transfers from Wanaka, lifejackets and wet weather gear, and hats and gloves.

Boutique Wine Trail: Wanaka Wine Tours

Great for
  • Food & wine

Discover some of the best vineyards and scenery Wanaka has to offer. This half day tour includes tastings at four vineyards, a gourmet food and wine match and a friendly knowledgeable guide. With a maximum of eight guests this small group tour will take you to the hidden gems making a big name for themselves in wine production.

From £119 per adult

Rob Roy Glacier Walk

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • Visiting friends & family

After a scenic drive over the spectacular Crown Range (or alternatively a pick up from your Wanaka hotel), begin the full day walk into the Matukituki Valley west of Lake Wanaka in the Mount Aspiring National Park. Walk up through beech forest to view the magnificent backdrop walk up the beautiful river valley, surrounded by snow capped mountains. View the Rob Roy glacier, along with a wide variety of ancient forest, bird life, waterfalls and river gorges.

From Wanaka from £179 per person

Please Note: Tour departs daily between October and May, with pick up from Queenstown at 8am or Wanaka at 9am. Duration is 9 hours in total, with 5 hours walking – track is 10km in total on well used but uneven walking track. Reasonable fitness required. Lunch and snacks including Tea and Coffee are provided.

Siberia Experience

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats

This is the ultimate wilderness adventure in Mount Aspiring World Heritage National Park. The half day Siberia Experience leaves from Makarora, at the head of Lake Wanaka, and guides you through some of New Zealand’s untouched scenery from the air, land and water. Take to the skies on a 25 minute scenic flight to see the unspoiled glaciers, mountain lakes, valleys and vast rainforests. Next spend three hours bush walking through the wilderness of the Siberia Valley, before ending the adventure with a 30 minute thrilling jet boat ride on the Wilkin River. 

From £249 per adult

Please Note: Tour departs daily from the Makarora Tourism Centre and lasts for approximately four hours. The pick up point is a 45 minute drive from Wanaka. Please arrive at the departure point 30 minutes before your tour departs.