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


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.


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.


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.


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

  • "I can't possibly say enough about the experience and support providing by Release Wanaka, which greatly exceeded our expectations. I spent almost 6 months researching and planning for this trip and without any prior knowledge about New Zealand. Andrea and anyone covering when she wasn't available, made us feel like visiting family, both during my endless emails and phone calls, as well as the arrival and during the visit. I really appreciated Andrea's patience with my endless questions and uncertainty about the activities initially thought to be well outside of our budget. From helping persuade me to convince my parents to enjoy their first helicopter ride, to restaurants recommendations, arrival gifts, home walk through, etc. We really appreciated the awesome celebration of my parent's 50th wedding anniversary After a brief negative experience in Queenstown. Our Wanaka adventures were truly the highlight of our 13 days away. The wine, bread, jam, and chocolates truly enhanced the short time we had to visit Wanaka, to the point my mother made a statement, "I'm ready to sell my car to be able to come back again!" Andrea surprised my parents, during afternoon shopping, while my brother & I were enjoying some Oxbow activities, providing a restaurant recommendation, which was our best dinner in Wanaka. After leaving Wanaka, we spent a night in a nice hotel in Auckland and 4 days in Sydney, at the Four Seasons, and really missed the Wanaka luxury home experience. Anyone asking about our trip will receive the highest recommendation to only talk to Release Wanaka when considering a visit."

    Mike, New Mexico

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