TEMPORARILY CLOSED - Our team is taking a well deserved break, we will be back in June 2022





Everyone loves to go on an adventure, but not everyone likes the same adventures. Leaving right from the heart of town, Lakeland Wanaka are your one stop adventure shop with a range of activities from relaxing scenic outings to high adrenaline experiences, making your trip one of a kind. Not sure what adventure is right for you? Explore your favourite activities with the options below or pop down to the Wanaka lakefront and see what adventure(s) you could be out there doing next.

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"First of all I want to say that the staff will alone sets this jet boat experience apart from any others! Jeremiah really knows his stuff when it comes to Lake Wanaka, the surrounding areas and the history. Seeing the lake from the shoreline can’t beat this thrill of a boat ride around the lake and onto the gorgeous turquoise blue water show of the Clutha River- I would recommend it to anybody visiting Wanaka!"


Trip Advisor

"Last week I went on a Jet boat trip with there guy’s! The team is very friendly and professional. Because they work with smaller groups it feels like a personal trip. The trip takes you along a beautiful river with a lot of hidden treasures and history. I would recommend them if you want to experience a unique Jet boat ride in New Zealand!"

Erwan C

Trip Advisor

"First time on a jet ski, and it was great. I didn't want to give it back! Very easy to operate, but exciting to ride on. We went out onto Lake Wanaka and visited one of the bigger islands, where the guide gave us an explanation about the history. We were free to experiment on the jet ski and try different moves, as well as going fast! Well worth doing, and am thinking about getting one myself now!"


Trip Advisor

"Hired kayaks from the lakefront $30 each for 2 hours and worth every cent. Beautiful low key way to see the lake. We paddled slowly around the shoreline to waterfall creek and back with lots of time to stop along the way."

Kylie O

Trip Advisor

"Did this trip in July and loved every minute of it. The Clutha River is great to go on in a jet boat as it is very fast running and the water crystal clear. The driver offers good informed commentary during the trip as well as the expected thrills the jet boat ride offers. Personally I thought this trip was better than some of the other one's I went on in nearby Queenstown."


Trip Advisor

"What a neat experience! Was super-friendly and fun, the boat was fast, the river was beautiful, and we learned a ton about the area during this ride, amidst the thrills. The Clutha is not a narrow-gorge river, so the excitement comes from running rapids and close to smooth-beach shorelines, as well as the gorgeous water itself. A full hour on the water, super-chill, with a terrific explanation of area history, the boat itself and its workings, and the river. Both fascinating and adrenaline pumping."

Doug D

Trip Advisor

"If you are in Wanaka and want to experience the beauty of this region by water, the Jet Boat tour is absolutely amazing! While enjoying the surroundings you also get an amazing adrenaline rush of the speed and tricks of the boat. Matt was our captain for the day and couldn’t have done any better!"

Lotte B

Trip Advisor

"I couldn't recommend this activity highly enough. By far the best part of our trip to wanaka! Jeremiah was a fantastic guide taking us to some beautiful parts of the lake that you wouldn't see any other way, all while having great fun on the jet skis on the way!!"

John M

Trip Advisor



For us, the aim is quite simple – to share our love of the water and the astounding beauty of the region with our visitors. We are 100% locally owned and operated; our team are passionate experts with an absolute love for their jobs, a passion for the outdoors and water, picked for their personalities and a want to share why we love what we do. On top of this, the health and safety of you is our number 1 priority; our guides are put through rigorous training programs ensuring all our guides are competent and confident to provide the best experience to you each and every time.

Lake Wanaka provides the perfect setting – a popular kiwi holiday destination, with world renowned mountain scenery from a picture-perfect lake. The view from the shore is only a snap shot of what is out there to see. The silence when you get out on the lake is breath-taking, the beauty; mind blowing, and the space to play; uninhibited. Come and visit us right by the lake in the centre of town, we are proud to share the beauty of lake Wanaka with you and have fun while we do it.

Why Us?

We are proud to have been sharing our adventures with visitors to the Wanaka region for over 50 years and our goal has never changed – to deliver outstanding personalised experiences.

We understand that each person is different and not everyone wants the same adventures; that’s why we pride ourselves on being your one stop adventure shop with a range of activities from relaxing scenic outings to high adrenaline experiences. All leaving right from the waterfront in the centre of town, we have something to do for everyone

Lakeland Wanaka Office Trailer on Wanaka Waterfront


You know you want to!! Who doesn’t want bragging rights of having jet boated down New Zealand’s largest river to experience one of New Zealand’s most iconic adventure activities. Marvel at the power and remarkable manoeuvrability of New Zealand’s famous jet boat.
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Blast off on a jet ski tour explore Lake Wanaka’s stunning bays, islands and alpine scenery showcasing the beauty Lake Wanaka has to offer from a different perspective. Wanaka Jet Ski Tours are set up for your ultimate enjoyment whatever your level of skill.
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Come immerse yourself in Lake Wanaka. Kayak with the worlds most stunning back drop of snowcapped mountains in every direction. Feel the outdoor air and experience on of the most tranquil ways to explore our stunning Lake Wanaka.
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Lake Wanaka, famous for its crystal clear waters and breath taking scenery around every corner. Have the freedom to explore the lake and admire the scenery with family or friends with our boat hire. Set your own personal location and duration and discover some of Wanaka’s hidden features.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What time do you close?

Times vary with the seasons. In winter on a fine day you can expect to find us down at the lake front from 10am to 4pm Tuesday -Sunday whereas in the peak of summer you can find us there every day 9am-6pm.

What do I need to bring?

We recommend sunscreen all year round and dressing for the weather, but for information specific to your trip check out the FAQ on your specific activities page.

Do I need to book my tour?

Yes, if you are planning to arrive in time for a trip then it’s best you let us know

Why do I need to check in 15min before my booked trip and what happens if I am late?

Sometimes guests arrive underprepared for their trip, checking in early allows time for us to recommend another layer, return loose item to your car and ensure you are ready, also some trips have a waiver to read prior to departure. The trips leave on the hour and can not wait; for those who turned up on time and ready for their trip, it is unfair to make them wait longer. If you arrive in time for your trip but not ready to go, i.e. not dressed appropriately for the weather, you may not be allowed to board.

Where can I park?

There are lots of parks along the lake front but please allow time to find one, especially in the peak of the season as there may be a shortage.

Can I buy photos of my trip?

No, you can safely take your own camera on most of your activities and our crew are nearly always able to take a moment to take your picture, you only need ask.

The trip I want has no availability?

You can still book and be placed on the waiting list; we will get in touch and see if we can make arrangements to you on the trip you want.