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

WRJ IS NOW OFF THE RIVER FOR THE WINTER SEASON – OPENING 7TH OCTOBER 2024. 

BOOKINGS FOR SUMMER 2024 WILL BE LIVE FROM 1ST AUGUST – PLEASE EMAIL ANY ENQUIRES TO [email protected] 

Please note – Wilkin River Jets is closed Christmas Day and Opening 11am on Boxing Day. Book your hut tickets and plans taking into consideration jet boat closures around this time. 

Wilkin River Jets 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 multi-day trekking and hiking amongst lush native rainforest, alpine vegetation, and ancient river valleys with Jet Boat access to the tracks that connect to  Gillespie Pass, Rabbit Pass, Wilkin Valley, and Young Valley.

  • RIVER TAXI Drop off to Young River Mouth
    10 min duration

    About

    Drop off from our office in Makarora to the Young Mouth via Jetboat. Start the Gillespie Pass track with dry feet!  Min of 3 pax, if you have under the min number we will work you in with a trip already going.  River taxi Tickets are non refundable ( unless canceled by WRJ  due to unsuitable/unsafe river conditions).

     

    $30.00 Young mouth

  • RIVER TAXI Pick Up from Kerin Forks
    30 min duration

    About

    Pick up from Kerin Forks to Makarora. 1 person plus 1 pack. Min of 5 to make a trip. Please arrive at pick up area 15- 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 people wanting access to the Mt Aspiring National Park. Bookings Essential

    River taxi Tickets are non refund-able ( unless cancelled by WRJ due to weather/river conditions).

    $140.00 Kerin Forks

  • RIVER TAXI Drop off Kerin Forks - from Makarora Base
    30 mins duration

    About

    One-way drop off from Makarora ( WRJ Office) 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. Tickets are non-refundable Jet boating transport for people wanting to access the Mt Aspiring National Park.  Bookings Essential.

    River taxi Tickets are non refund-able ( unless canceled by WRJ due to weather/river conditions).

    $140.00 Kerin Forks

Useful links and information

The Makarora DOC office is unmanned, 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.

There is an overnight carpark available opposite our Wilkin River Jets office in Makarora. This is a fundraiser for the Makarora Community. Please bring $5 cash per car with you and there is a donation box located in the WRJ office.

For Brewster and Siberia Huts you will need to book online from 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 organize 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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