Wilkin River Jets & Backcountry Helicopters

Est. 1968 - Wilkin River Jets/Backcountry Helicopters are the pioneers of shallow water jetboating and the most spectacular scenic flights in this area. -The Ultimate Wilderness Experience "Siberia Wilderness Adventure" Fly-Walk-Jetboat. Best Value.


$130.00 - $720.00


We are located 45 mins out of Wanaka in a place called Makarora that is nesteled amongst the snow capped mountains and lush rain forest of the World Heritage listed Mount Aspiring National Park,a wilderness experience like no other.

We are a family owned and operated company that has deep family and cultural heritage in the Makarora and Wanaka areas. Let us take you on a personalised wilderness journey deep into the timeless land of the Wilkin and Makarora Valleys. From fast paced shallow water jet boating and thrilling scenic helicopter rides to classic backcountry walks, or combine all three for a great value Fly-Walk-Jetboat Combo, the internationally reknown - "Siberia and other Wilderness Adventure" A must do for any visitor.

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Physical address

Wilkin River Jets & Backcountry Helicopters, Cnr Rata Rd, Makarora, Wanaka, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $130.00 - $720.00
Cancellation policy:
Cancellations less than 30 days prior to departure charged 20% cancellation fee. No shows charged 100% cancellation fee. Full refund for cancellations due to weather.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
2 Hours from Queenstown Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
5 km
Proximity to town:
45 mins to Wanaka

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Opening times

Business hours:
Office hours: 8:30am - 6pm, 7 days per week. Departures on demand.
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

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