Jet Boat and Helicopter Experiences in Wanaka

If you’re looking for outdoor adventures in New Zealand, then Wilkin River Jets is a fantastic place to start – based in the beautiful region of Makarora in Otago, home to stunning snow capped mountains, lush green rainforests and ancient river valleys, the ‘timeless land’ is a place where adventure beckons. Take to the skies, the waters or the land with a range of exciting, unforgettable experiences!

What can I do outdoors in Otago?

Wilkin River Jets are one of Otago's oldest established outdoor adventures company, offering a fantastic range of exciting experiences from jet boating, scenic helicopter flights and wilderness walks. You'll find their base a 2 hour drive from Queenstown, or 45 minutes from Lake Wanaka on the Haast Pass Highway.

At Wilkin, your adventure is made by you – see Otago from the sky by flying, cruise the beautiful waters by jet boating, or have a more intimate and leisurely experiences with guided bush walks. In the River Safari experience, you’ll cruise through the World Heritage listed Mount Aspiring National Park at exhilarating speeds in the ultimate jet boating adventure. Learn about the fascinating history and geology of the area with an informative commentary from their expert skippers, or bring your swimsuit along for a refreshing dip in the Makarora River.

Fly over the spectacular mountains and thundering waterfalls of Milford and Doubtful Sound, land on the alpines and glaciers of Mount Aspiring and sip on best of their local wine in Backcountry Helicopter experiences. If you want to experience the wilderness up close and personal, then their wilderness adventures are for you – take an epic helicopter flight over the Southern Alps to land in the remote Siberia Valley and enjoy a 3 hour ‘kiwi trek’ walk.

These are just some of the exciting adventures that await you in Otago with Wilkin River Jets! Book your experience now to guarantee an unforgettable trip.

  • Wilderness Adventures range from NZ$100 to NZ$720 – check their wilderness adventures page here for more details.
  • Jet Boating experiences range from NZ$75 to NZ$450 – check their jet boating page here for more details.
  • Helicopter experience trips are customisable and have no fixed price – make an enquiry here.

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