Contact Us

Helicopter and Jet Boat Base

Makarora, Haast Pass Highway, New Zealand
Freephone (in NZ only) 0800 JET WILKIN (538 945)
Phone +64 3 443 8351
Fax +64 3 443 8351
Email [email protected]

How to find us

Wilkin River Jets and Backcountry Helicopters are situated at Makarora on the Haast Pass Highway (SH 6), between Lake Wanaka and Fox Glacier.

Driving times:

Fox Glacier – 3 hours
Queenstown – 2 hours
Lake Wanaka – 45 mins


What to bring

Whatever wilderness experience you choose, your safety and comfort are important to us. Please note:

We supply all safety equipment including life jackets and waterproof jackets.

We highly recommended the use of sunglasses, sun block, sun hat and insect repellent, especially in the summer months.

In winter warm clothes are required. We recommend a fleece jacket, warm hat and gloves and a windproof/waterproof outer jacket.

For eco-trekking options you will need to take a picnic lunch and an adequate water supply.

Wilkin River Jets reserves the right to amend/alter/or cancel any trip due to unsuitable weather/river conditions and activity demand.