Wilkin River Jets

Wilkin River Jets


8 Rankers Reviews

4 Face-to-Face

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South IslandWanaka RegionWanaka Township


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Ranking: 1/10

Very bad experience due to a horrible cotumer service that misleading trampers.
They have a few options of Drop offs
In the makarora river.
So if you dont ask the specific point they will take you wherever they like without taking any responsibility.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Stephen Ophelder


Ranking: 8/10

A lot of fun. Really fast, beautiful surroundings, great views and a kind captain.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Russell's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

Good experience for all round.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

Extremo's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

I had the luxury of flying into Siberia, hiking up to Lake crucible then walking out for about two hours to get picked up by Wilkin River Jets. What a ride! The driver Danielle (I think) was wicked, so in control and floored it down the river. Great commentary along the way. I felt safe, and this was by far the fastest boat ride I have ever been on. Super impressed, the new boat was awesome.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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eatc's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

One of the top days in our month in NZ - heli tour up the valley (just the two of us and the pilot, who was chatty and was happy to show us glaciers when he heard we'd particularly like to see them) then a *beautiful* walk - only 3 hours including lunch and snack stops, but with decent up and down hill chunks so you feel like you've earned your dinner, and finally back down the river in the jet boat - amazing fun!

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely fantastic, probably my favourite day in NZ. We did a heli-walk- jetboat trip. About 25 mins in the helicopter with some amazing sites and excellent flying, then a lovely walk through native trees and past great waterfalls down to the main valley, where you meet the jet boat for the ride back to base. You can easily tailor your own trip, get dropped off, camp, stay in DOC huts etc. Great staff.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Ranking: 9/10

The driver was very considerate and great with our little kids.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago