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Waiatoto River Safari

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1975 Haast-Jackson Bay Rd | Hannahs Clearing, Haast 7844, New Zealand
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Private Tour: Waiatoto Jet Boat River Safari...
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Waiatoto River Safari. Only NZ jet boat tour from the ocean to the mountains 2.25 hours of extraordinary nature and exceptional beauty only seen on this trip. Experience the history of Gondwana land, smell the rainforest as you walk softly through the dripping ferns with the sparkling clear light shimmering, with the snowy peaks as your backdrop. Your experienced guide will lead you through the ancient river, still untouched as it was thousands years ago when the Maori first roamed the land, the great Moa bird and Haast eagle still ruled the ancient forests. You will experience the magical, breathtaking beauty of the Te Wahipounamu, the maori name for the South West New Zealand World Heritage area and take home memories that will have you yearning to return once more.
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“river safari” (9 reviews)
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1975 Haast-Jackson Bay Rd | Hannahs Clearing, Haast 7844, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

An incredible experience where you can experience both the alps and the ocean in one excursion. The jet boat cruise takes you to a wild and remote area of NZ experienced by only a few, nature lovers prepare to get your mind blown. In addition,...More

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Ruth-Wayne, Owner at Waiatoto River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Kiwi_sez for your thoughts and taking the time out to review us. Being family owned and run we like to think that every single person will come away from us with a smile on their face and a memory of the most unforgettable...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

How lucky were we, the only 2 on the trip due to it being late season. Weather was a bit wet but what can you expect in a rain forest, but visibility was good. Wayne was very informative and scenery amazing. A real journey not...More

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Ruth-Wayne, Owner at Waiatoto River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

You are welcome Elaine and thanks for dropping in and taking the tour with us. Later in the season is a lovely time as is the Winter time when we have just the one daily tour at 11am. Thank you for the comment on the...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I spent a couple of days in Haast and decided to do the Waiatoto River Safari after reading the excellent reviews in both Trip Adviser and in the Lonely Planet guide. The tour itself was nice - just under two hours in...More

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Ruth-Wayne, Owner at Waiatoto River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Firstly, Thank you Lauren for taking the time to review our tour and yes we are extremely proud of our high rating review in Lonely Planet, many other guide books and Trip Advisor. We are a small family run business and we strive to deliver...More

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Nuno168
11 January 2016|
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Response from Ruth-Wayne | Property representative |
Hi Nuno, great to hear from you. Yes absolutely safe for Children and of course fun. We have life jackets to fit all ages and our baby had her first trip on the boat at 4 weeks old.
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