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Adrenalin Experiences

Freefall from 15,000 ft, take a wilderness jetboat journey, go canyoning or kayaking... it's all here.

JET BOATING

Journey into Mount Aspiring National Park and enjoy an exhilarating wilderness jet boating adventure. This experience offers a unique combination of World Heritage Scenery, spectacular hanging glaciers, views of Mount Aspiring and an awe-inspiring wilderness walk through one of the world's truly rare ice-carved landscapes - the Matukituki Valley as featured in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Deep in the mountains, enjoy a remote uncrowded walk into ancient native beach forests with local guides who will share the stories of this regions heritage.

SKY DIVE

Expect sensory overload as you step out the aircraft door and plummet toward the earth at 200 km/h. It takes courage to jump into thin air at 15,000 ft above the ground... fortunately you are safely harnessed to an experienced and qualified jumpmaster. Your flight to altitude will take you high above Lake Wanaka and the surrounding Southern Alps before experiencing a free-fall of up to 60 seconds until your jumpmaster deploys the parachute and together you glide back to earth for the next 5 minutes.

CANYONING

Descend the spectacular canyons of the Matukituki and Wilkin River valleys and explore your way through crystal clear pools and native forests. Plunge down water-polished chutes, abseil down waterfalls. Climb, swim and float through a spectacular world of water-sculpted rock and sparkling, crashing waterfalls.

KAYAKING

Carved by glaciers and surrounded by the mighty Southern Alps, the rivers surrounding Wanaka are the centrepieces of our outdoor lifestyle. Indulge in an invigorating, action packed day of river kayaking, giving you access to some of Wanaka's best-kept secrets. We have a superb range of rivers available, from the mighty Clutha and the Hawea, to the remote and spectacular glacial-fed Makarora and Matukituki rivers, both in Mount Aspiring National Park.

Release offers unique and memorable experiences. Talk to us about creating an experience that combines your personal choice of the many world-class attractions and adventure opportunities within easy reach of your luxury Wanaka accommodation.

What our customers say

  • "Buchanan Lodge was fantastic and secluded. I can't fault anything with the house. The house fit the setting nicely and will encourage you into exploring the surroundings....."

    George, Christchurch

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