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Absorb the snow-capped mountains, native beech forests and glacial lakes of the Mt Aspiring National Park from two perpectives during this combo tour. Start with a breathtaking 20 minute helicopter flight over the region, before skimming along the Wilkin and Makarora Rivers on a jet boat ride.
Home to snow-peaked mountains, sweeping river valleys and remote wilderness, the World Heritage-listed Mt Aspiring National Park is a show-stopper from every angle. Begin your adventure with a breathtaking scenic helicopter flight with local legend, Harvey Hutton. Carve around mountain peaks and ridges and admire views of glistening glacial lakes and river valleys from the sky. Then, hop into your jet boat and enjoy 25km of high-speed action on the majestic Wilkin and Makarora Rivers. Experience the ultimate shallow water jet boat ride, skimming along in just inches of water on these glacial-fed rivers, whilst learning about the history and geology of the area from your guide.
This experience is 60 minutes in duration.
Availability: All activities are subject to suitable weather conditions and availability. Min numbers apply Children: Children are 3-13 years Under 3 years travel free.
The provider reserves the right to amend, alter or cancel any trip due to unsuitable weather/river conditions.
Recommended to wear sunglasses, sunscreen, hat and insect repellent, especially in the summer months. In winter warm clothes are required such as a fleece jacket, warm hat, gloves and a windproof/waterproof outer jacket.
This experience takes place in Makarora, 45 minutes from Wanaka.
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