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Haast River Safari
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“great fun”(5 reviews)
“coach tour”(3 reviews)
“jet boat ride”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Postal Centre, Haast 7950, New Zealand
+64 3-750 0101
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Good fun in a covered boat. 360 degree turns and lovely scenery. Very enthusiastic driver and very knowledgeable about area.

Thank Julia2009_9
Reviewed 15 May 2018

I took this optional ride during my tour. Great scenery. Exciting ride. Really worth doing. Recommended.

Thank Ivor M
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Had a trip on the Haast river in a jet boat. Good fun and not as wild as some rides. Comfortable and safe with great driver. Interesting friendly commentary and an opportunity to see the river and the area close up. Would do it again.

Thank Brian O
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

From our bus tour, we boarded the covered Jetboat and took an hours journey down the river. This included seeing some snow capped peaks, Fern tree lined banks, gouged out channels, shallow water somewhat milky from recent rain and fun 360 turns in the Jetboat....More

Thank Mumjudy
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

30+ of our coach tour party opted for this optional excursion. All enjoyed the stunning scenery and entertaining and informative chat from Blair. He gave us a taster spin which most loved. He gave us the option of more. A couple of the party didn’t...More

Thank Alit0n
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We were on a coach tour of New Zealand heading to Queenstown and took this optional excursion along with 20 other people from our tour (we're all over 55). After everyone was aboard and encased in life jackets, we spent a most enjoyable hour on...More

Thank Jean_C6729
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Our Tour guide did not think it would take place because of the speed and height of the river following heavy rain. Then we heard the engine approaching-and the trip was on! We boarded the largest jet boat in NZ and took to the river....More

Thank colkop
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

An hour jetboat experience on Haast River with an excellent local boat operator/guide. Possibility to find jade on the riverbed for the lucky ones.

1  Thank Alper E
Reviewed 10 February 2018

We were on a coach tour of New Zealand, and this was one of the optionals we could choose. After a few hours on the coach, it was nice to get off and do something different. First thing to note is the sand flies/ mosquitoes...More

1  Thank julie B
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Our "driver" Rusy was the first of many wonderful Kiwis we met who really wanted to share their country. He had a great sense of humor, gave us some super spins int he boat and told us about the wonderful ecology of the area. Greta...More

1  Thank Cheryl C
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