Shuttle Service for Wilderness Trekking and Hunting in Mt Aspiring National Park.

(Minimum numbers may apply)

Wilkin River Jets and Backcountry Helicopters provide a shuttle service for hunting, trekking and hiking amidst the stunning wilderness areas of Mt Aspiring National Park, situated close to Wanaka New Zealand. Enjoy multiday trekking and hiking amongst lush native rainforest, alpine vegetation and ancient river valleys with access by scenic helicopter or jet boat safari.

  • HELICOPTER ACCESS & TRANSFERS
    duration on enquiry

    About

    Enjoy incredible aerial views of the National Park with our helicopter access for trampers, hunters and day walkers: Listed is the local sites we provide access to please enquire for prices. Top Forks Kerin Forks Young Forks Siberia Valley Forks Makarora Hut Hunter Valley Ferguson/Forbes Hut Dingle Albert Burn Fish Bonar Flats Burke Howe Landsborough Big Hopwood Wills Hut Max passenger load below

    Hughes 500E 4 passengers

    AS350 Squirrel x6 Passengers

  • RIVER TAXI Young Mouth
    10 min duration

    About

    Drop off from our office in Makarora to the Young mouth via Jetboat. Start or finish the Gillespie Pass track with dry feet! Access for trampers hunters and recreational users of the Mt Aspring National Park If you have under the min number we will work you in with a trip already going. Tickets are non refundable Jet boating transport for trampers, hunters and day walkers: River taxi Tickets are non refund-able ( unless cancelled by WRJ due to weather/river conditons). They are only available to trampers/hunters or fishermen that are not using any aircraft services into the park.

     

    $25.00 Young mouth

  • RIVER TAXI Pick Up (Kerin Forks)
    30 min duration

    About

    Drop off from Makarora to Kerin Forks. 1 person plus 1 pack. Min of 5 to make a trip. Please check in 30 min before departure. If you have under the min number we will work you in with a trip already going. Jet boating transport for trampers, hunters and day walkers: River taxi Tickets are non refund-able ( unless cancelled by WRJ due to weather/river conditons). They are only available to trampers/hunters or fishermen that are not using any aircraft services into the park.

    $115.00 Kerin Forks

  • RIVER TAXI Drop off (Kerin Forks)
    30 mins duration

    About

    One way pick up from Kerin Forks to Makarora 1 person plus 1 pack. Min of 5 to make a trip. Please check in 30 min before departure. If you have under the min number we will work you in with a trip already going. Tickets are non refundable Jet boating transport for trampers, hunters and day walkers: River taxi Tickets are non refund-able ( unless cancelled by WRJ due to weather/river conditons). They are only available to trampers/hunters or fishermen that are not using any aircraft services into the park.

    $115.00 Kerin Forks

Useful links and information

The Makarora DOC office is un-manned, you will need to bring all your information on the weather, huts and track online or at the Wanaka DOC office. There are no services for supplies, equipment or information on weather/maps in Makarora you will need to come with everything you need.

For Brewster and Siberia Huts you will need to book online form December over the summer months.

Wilkin River Jets and Backcountry Helicopters are happy to help with local information but we are not a DOC office. We can’t help with where to cross the rivers, how many people are in the huts, and track conditions. This is up to you and your trip planning to organise and the DOC office in Wanaka is the best resource. We however will help in any way we can for your transport needs.

Weather report links

www.metvuw.co.nz
www.yr.no
www.metservice.co.nz
www.doc.govt.nz

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