Lake Wanaka is famous for its crystal clear waters and breath taking scenery, a picture perfect location for those who want to get out and explore the lake. ‘Lakeland Wanaka’ offer a wide range of experiences of water based outdoor activities for all age groups and budgets whether you are looking to jet boat, jet ski, flyboard or explore the lake by boat. Based from the waterfront of Lake Wanaka, Lakeland Wanaka operates from the heart of Wanaka boasting the best views. Come down and see how we can make your holiday in Wanaka, New Zealand one never to forget.
Experience one of New Zealand’s most iconic adventure activities in some of the world greatest scenery. Marvel at the power and remarkable manoeuvrability of New Zealand’s famous jet boat. Ride with Wanaka Jet and experience the water like you never have before. Picture yourself skimming across shallow water, over sand bars, through rapids and around rocks at speeds in excess of 80kph, now picture doing this down New Zealand’s swiftest river with no seat belt and no brakes; that’s one way to get your adrenaline levels through the roof.
Departing from Wanaka’s waterfront enjoy a short jaunt across the lake taking in unsurpassed snow-capped mountain views, as we prepare to enter one of the world’s swiftest flowing rivers, the Clutha River. Here your expert driver will raise your excitement demonstrating the manoeuvrability of the jet boat pushing it to its absolute limits; skilfully navigating through shallow water, tunnels and over giant pressure waves, speeding past trees mere inches from your face disappearing in your peripheral vision.
Of course, a jet boat ride wouldn’t be complete without the iconic Hamilton Spin! A high-speed manoeuvre causing the boat to spin rapidly on the spot creating G forces you just can’t get enough of.
Looking for a relaxing day sightseeing? Wanting to visit our nature islands? Or just wanting some fun with the family our boat hire packages are sure to suit. Have the freedom to explore the lake and admire the scenery with family or friends with our boat hire. Set your own personal location and duration and discover some of Wanaka’s hidden features.
Our boat for hire is a 6.5m Stabicraft surveyed with all safety equipment to carry a maximum of 8 passengers. No licence is required however skippers must be over 18 years and have a full understanding of New Zealand Maritime Rules. Basic training will be provided before hire including general operation of the vessel plus description of navigational hazards on the lake itself.
Boat hire is subject to weather conditions and availability. Boat hire prices are all plus fuel and are subject to Lakeland Wanaka staff discretion.
Enjoy a jet ski tour exploring all the stunning bays, islands and alpine scenery showcasing the beauty Lake Wanaka has to offer from a different perspective. Release your adrenaline driving our stylish jet skis at your own pace.
Come alone or with your partner, family or group of friends to enjoy one of the most fun moments of your Wanaka visit. Whether you have experience or are driving a jet ski for the first time, this excursion is adaptable so you can enjoy the greatest experience whatever your skill levels. For the thrill junkies there will be plenty of play time with plenty of space, and for our nature lovers there are plenty of photo opportunities along on 40km tour of both alpine scenery, crystal clear waters and native islands.
No licence is required as our experienced and friendly guides will give you all the instruction and safety briefings you need to feel comfortable and safe self-driving your jet ski. We keep our tour numbers low so our guide can make the best experience for your group. Each jet ski has capacity to hold one driver and one passenger making it an affordable and fun activity for families and groups. (weight limits do apply)