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Wanaka: Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk

1. Wanaka: Jet Boat & Wilderness Walk

Join the longest and most spectacular jet boat tour in New Zealand on a half-day adventure from Wanaka. Travel at speed over the shallow braids of the Matukituki River, drift into turns and experience exciting spins! Stop in deep pools to breathe in the magic of the landscape and hear stories about the land from the local guides. Then, get off the beaten track on a 50-minute nature walk through the moss covered forests, waterfalls and glacial streams of Mount Aspiring National Park. Walk in awe beneath Avalanche Glacier (when conditions permit) or go into McGills Creek to enjoy one of the most beautiful and serene forest walks. Hear stories about this unique ice-carved landscape and get unmissable photo opportunities of the towering glaciers, shimmering waters and more. After your walk, you'll get to enjoy another ride in the jet boat back down the river. Your complimentary shuttle bus will be waiting to return you to Wanaka Town Centre.

Queenstown: Return Scenic Flight to Mount Cook

2. Queenstown: Return Scenic Flight to Mount Cook

Embark on a breathtaking scenic flight from Queenstown landing at Mount Cook where you can choose how you'd like to spend your day. Start with pickup from selected pickup points in Queenstown. Board the plane at the airfield and enjoy uninterrupted views from your window seat of a fixed-wing aircraft as you fly around the summit ridge of Mount Cook; New Zealand's highest mountain standing at 3,724 meters in height. Marvel at the remarkable Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers on the west coast and the Tasman Glacier within Aoraki Mount Cook National Park; the largest glacier in New Zealand. Fly up the spine of the South Island, enjoying panoramic views of Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea on one side and Lake Pukaki, arguably New Zealand’s most beautiful lake, on the other. After landing at Aoraki/Mount Cook Airport on the outskirts of Mount Cook village, you will have up to 5 hours on the ground to explore. Enjoy lunch at The Hermitage Hotel, check out the Sir Edmund Hillary Centre, or walk the Hooker Valley Track. After your time exploring the wonderful surroundings, hop back on the plane for another scenic flight back to Queenstown, with drop-off back at your accommodation.

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