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Wanaka River Journeys

Packraft Wanaka

Wanaka, New Zealand

7 hours 30 minutes

Medium group

Free Cancellation

What to Expect

Join us on the adventure of a lifetime, paddling one of New Zealand’s most spectacular mountain rivers in our fun, inflatable packrafts, <br>Start your action packed day with a scenic shuttle drive beneath the towering mountains, glaciers and waterfalls of the Matukituki Valley.<br>A stop on the way in view of Avalanche Glacier to hear stories from your guide of how these giants of ice carved this unique landscape and to enjoy a short walk to one of the beautiful valley waterfalls.<br>After refreshments its gear-on, safety brief and paddle tuition before heading down-river on our stable and strong packrafts. Ride the wave trains, paddle into calm eddies and float with the river flow. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the river bank and play in turquoise swimming holes as you continue paddling down river. By the time the day is done your guide will have you paddling like a pro. <br>This really is the perfect mix of fun, excitement and adventure in the most beautiful landscape there is.<br><br> 


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Stop At: Wanaka River Journeys, 99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305 New Zealand

For the experience of a lifetime join Wanaka River Journeys on New Zealand’s only Jet Boat, Walk & Packraft adventure, deep into the mountains of middle earth: Matukituki Valley.

Jet boat the spectacular Matukituki River beneath glaciers and Mount Aspiring. Speed through shallow braids, drift into turns and hold on for cool spins… Travel to a place special and serene, surrounded by mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and forests to explore on foot a secluded mountain pathway. Walk 30 mins “pack on your back” to tranquil turquoise pools for lunch & photos before the fun of packrafting begins.

Packrafts are perfect for those who want a real wilderness experience away from the crowds. On-board these small, fun & stable rafts, follow the rivers’ flow way, ride the wave trains, and paddle into calm pools to surround yourself in nature in an area so breathtaking you won’t want to leave. This is the perfect mix of fun, excitement and adventure in the most beautiful landscape there is.

Duration: 7 hours


  • All gear required for Packrafting
  • Picnic lunch and snacks
  • Courtesy shuttle
  • Photos
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Wanaka River Journeys


  • Not suitable for ages 9 years and under

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child age is 10-14 years
  • Clients Must be able to swim
  • Please supply weight and height and any dietary requirements
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


$356.07 NZD

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