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Wilderness Adventure Including Scenic flight Self-guided Hike and Jet Boat Ride
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Wilderness Adventure Including Scenic flight Self-guided Hike and Jet Boat Ride

By Siberia Experience
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Ages 0-99, max of 40 per group
Duration: 4–5 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Scenic flight
  • Scenic hike
  • Jet boat ride
  • Free parking at Wonderland Makarora Lodge, Makarora West
  • Glaciers-Waterfalls-Remote Landing-Nature Hike-Native Bush-Jetboat Safari-Crystal Clear Rivers-Great
What's not included
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drink


Start:
  • Wonderland Makarora Lodge, 5944 Haast Pass-Makarora Road, Makarora 9382, New Zealand
    Meet at our desk inside Wonderland Makarora Lodge 5944 Haast Pass Makarora Road
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 66603P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Service animals allowed with permission from Department of Conservation
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Wilderness Adventure Including Scenic flight Self-guided Hike and Jet Boat Ride?
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    • You'll start at
      Wonderland Makarora Lodge
      5944 Haast Pass-Makarora Road, Makarora 9382, New Zealand
      Meet at our desk inside Wonderland Makarora Lodge 5944 Haast Pass Makarora Road
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    • 1
      Mount Aspiring National Park
      Stop: 4 hours
      Your scenic flight departs from Makarora, and you fly for around 25 minutes through magnificent alpine river valleys to land beside the remote Siberia river. Your hiking trail follows the Siberia river before climbing to a low pass overlooking the magnificent Wilkin river valley, a good spot for lunch or a sandwich. You descend to the Wilkin River and then walk along an easy trail to the point where your jet boat meets you for an exhilarating ride back out to Makarora and "civilisation". Allow 4-5 hours for the whole trip. The forest on the walk is beautiful with mossy logs, small side streams, glimpses of waterfalls and snowy peaks high above you. You will likely see fantails and may be lucky enough to spot Kaka or wood pigeons. 
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      Southern Alps Air - Scenic Flights
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Siberia Experience
      90
      Wanaka, New Zealand
      Joined in January 2011
    • SonuK685
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Views on views
      We did the flight, 7k walk and boat (without the scenic flight). What an amazing experience! The views from the flight were amazing! You cross the river to start the walk- it’s cold and rocky so do take some water shoes otherwise it can take a while to get a cross and can get slippery. The walk was challenging but not too much- quite rocky again so can be easy to slip if you’re not paying attention but again, magnificent views along the way. The jet boat was our favourite as the views are just astounding, we had great weather which clear skies which made it even better and the speed of the boat gives you the thrilling feeling you need after a long walk! Keep your hats, glasses and bags secure though, otherwise they will fly away! Totally recommend doing, it was so beautiful and photos just don’t do it justice! The team were super helpful and lovely also- thank you for making our honeymoon so memorable!
      Written 13 January 2024
    • Mike B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing way to see Milford Sound
      Amazing views on the flight to Milford Sound. What a way to experience Fjordland without the long, busy drive. The fjord cruise was also excellent, but the flight in and out of Milford Sound from Wanaka was amazing. Highly recommend! Southern Alps Air and our pilot Winston were great.
      Written 9 January 2024
    • Faith1107
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best way to spend 4 hours!
      Fantastic experience. Flying up in the mountains on a Cessna 5 seater plane is just awe inspiring. Then a very chilly crossing of a glacial river before a 3 hour hike which is steep and slippery in places but with fantastic views. And finally a fast and fun jet boat ride back.
      Written 1 January 2024
    • anhedonessed
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best experience on the South Island
      Amazing experience, probably the highlight of our trip on the South Island. The views from the plane were phenomenal and we were lucky to have a clear, sunny day to cruise through Milford Sound. We were also lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins jumping out of the water around the boat! The pilot was excellent - very smooth flying, landing and take off and gave us informative commentary as we were flying. Really could not recommend this experience more! We took snacks with us, but there was food and drink available to buy on the boat, as well as free teas and coffees.
      Written 1 April 2023
    • randywiek
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A bucket list experience within a bucket list trip
      What a great ride! From booking to guided trip and return everything was professional! Booking on line was easy, and the staff were friendly and helpful at check in. Our safety was as important to the hosts as the rest of the trip. During the tour our guide was informative and humorous. I would recommend this outing to anyone that wants to experience the Sound. Thanks again for a great afternoon!
      Written 15 March 2023
    • D1474XHgordons
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Total Experience.
      The total experience was exceptional, especially the overflight of the mountains and glaciers. The pilot provided an excellent overview of the terrain and Milford Sound.
      Written 24 February 2023
    • char783
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Stunning but Hungry
      Great flight over to Milford Sound, spectacular views. Cruise was good, very informative, stunning views. No decent food on board to buy. Pack a lunch!
      Written 23 December 2022
    • Aussiedavewitta
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible scenery flying between snow covered mountain tops
      We were lucky enough to have a clear day for the flight which made the visibility incredible. Really did not expect to be flying below the mountain peaks and so close to snow covered cliffs and frozen crater lakes. The cruise was fairly uninteresting compared to the flight
      Written 8 September 2022
    • CA300
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A fantastic birthday present!
      The Siberia Wilderness trip had been on the bucket list for some time and was well worth the wait. It was a fantastic trip. An absolute gem of an experience and right at our back door! Well looked after by all the staff, office, pilot, jet boat driver. Everything was well organised. Highly recommend it. Get out there Kiwis!!
      Written 1 March 2021
    • BriarNickie
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Milford sound scenic flight and boat cruise
      We flew out on the 13/01/2021, I can’t even properly explain how amazing this trip was! You literally just have to experience it for yourself to feel how hyped I still feel from this! I’m petrified of heights but I don’t want to carry these fears on to my children so I had my poker face on for them, I’m not gonna lie I did get scared walking out to the plane haha but after take off I literally felt so at ease with Angus our pilot, he flew so smoothly for roughly 40mins 😱😱 it was crazy how smoothly a little plane can be! Our children loveeeed this experience, we have a 2year old and a 3year old who were in awe, staring out the windows the whole time, our oldest loved seeing all the different changes in scenery, snowy mountains, waterfalls, glaciers, and all the other interesting stuff you learn along the way with the pilot commentaries! One daughter slept the way there, the other slept the way back! This was our first scenic flight and afterwards we all highly highly recommend! So professional, they kept me up to date with our flight (as I know weather can affect these things) and got me and my family out flying with such short notice! We did the Milford sound cruise and flew back also! Just a beautiful once in a life time experience and totally worth every dollar!!! Amazing job you all do!
      Written 14 January 2021
    • nevillek57
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A flight to awsomeness.
      We were lucky enough to have a beautiful day to travel on, sunny and blue swhere kies.Has to be one of the best senic flights ive ever taken. We would recommend it to the world. Then you land at Milford and onward to the cruise for 2 hour out to where the sounds meet the Tasmin sea and back. After that you fly out of Milford and spiral your way up and over the moutains and glaciers on the way back to Wanaka. 5 Star experience, and totally recommend this company.
      Written 16 October 2020
    • Holli H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible once in a lifetime experience
      My favorite parts of this experience - all of it! Incredible and worth every penny! Take it from someone who is scared of flying. Enjoyed every minute. Just do it if you have the opportunity!
      Written 23 February 2020
    • Stefano M
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Magnificent
      The flight from Wanaka to Milford Sound and back is one of the most spectacular I've done. You cross the Southern Alps following a sort of ellipse, and the approach and take off at MS are alone worth the trip. Our pilot was very knowledgeable and explanatory. The Milford Sound cruise was very complete (I'd been to MS before, staying overnight, and hadn't seen anything i didn't this time). BTW, good value for money.
      Written 14 February 2020
    • lornae675
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What an awesome experience
      We chose to fly from Wanaka to Milford as an expedient way to get there. And it sure was, and more. There had been floods in the days leading up to our adventure and the roadway to Milford was closed. We were among the lucky ones with a flight booked. The flight was amazing, in a single engine plane over the southern alps. Breathtaking. Once we arrived in Milford, the boat cruise into the sound was excellent, with friendly, knowledgeable guides and lots to see. And then - a marvelous flight back. All in half a day. A real highlight.
      Written 14 February 2020
    • Fiona W
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Flight with Southern Alps Air and cruise Milford Sound
      We really enjoyed our flight and cruise. The staff were all very friendly and informative. The scenery was magnificent. Highly recommend this tour. Great experience from above and be
      Written 5 January 2020
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    TravellingfromNZ
    Wanaka, New Zealand59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    As regular visitors to Wanaka, we decide to park up the bikes and give this adventure a go. Wow. It was such an amazing day out, Jake flew us in with near perfect conditions and the smoothest landing ever. We were blown away by the beauty of the valley. The day was topped off by an epic jet boat out via Wilkin River jets and our driver Danyel. Simply a stunning day and very accessible to those wanting a taste of wilderness NZ. Can’t recommend enough.
    Written 1 February 2021
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    We are delighted you decided to give up the biking to go on a Siberia Experience with us, what an excellent decision to see the beauty of the valley. Thank you for taking the time to write this review- we really appreciate it. Feel free to come and fly with us in the future- we'd be thrilled to have you back. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Regards Adele and The Southern Alps Air team
    Written 4 November 2022
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    flamboyantcuttlefish
    London, UK10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2020
    Recommended by local kiwis, this was a perfect day. We flew in Buttercup, a four seater plane, yellow of course, into Mount Aspiring. Close up views of the peaks either side of us. Snow capped peaks where the snow had turned brown after the ash from the Australian fires. Then down onto an almost invisible grass landing strip, a quick crossing of the stream (it was sooo cold!) and a 7km walk through beech forest with glimpses of the river below us. Topped off with a mad ride on a jet boat back to our starting point at Makarora. Brilliant!
    Written 25 March 2020
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    TheRobertsons43
    Auckland Central, New Zealand239 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Couples
    This is an amazing trip! The scenery was stunning. We had the most beautiful weather so felt really lucky. The flight was fantastic - incredible views with an interesting commentary about the area. Great walk and wonderful jet boat trip. We found all the team to be really friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this as an excellent South Island adventure.
    Written 8 December 2023
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    Lisa G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    LOVED this trip, what an amazing part of our country! The pilot showed us some great sights on the way in, the river crossing was "refreshing" (lol), the walk enjoyable and varied, and the jetboat loads of fun.
    Written 27 February 2024
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    Thank you for your lovely review! It is great to hear you had a fantastic time on this tour. All the best, The team at Southern Alps Air
    Written 28 February 2024
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    Peter G
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic adventure into the beautiful Siberia Valley! Just enough to bring out your Grizzly Adams without all the hassle of walking miles or sleeping in uncomfortable huts. The flight in was amazing! The walk out was stunning! The jet boat ride was a blast! Combined together they were fantastic!

    Only average fitness required. Low risk but high reward activity. Don’t forget to take a small towel to dry your feet and legs after crossing the stream at the start of the walk (you’ll only get wet up to your knees at the most but IT’S COLD!!!
    Written 22 October 2022
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    Thank you Peter for this review- we loved showing you our backyard and that it is even more special that you enjoyed it so much. It is a great snap shot of what we aim to offer to everyone. Regards Anne
    Written 3 November 2022
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    Paul S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2020 • Couples
    What a fun trip we had. The Cesna plane is small and you really feel amongst the mountains while flying up the river valleys. The walk out is through pristine landscapes and the jet boat ride back exhilarating. The pilot, jet boat operator and staff were all friendly and helpful. Also we had good weather.
    Written 10 December 2020
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    JoAnna
    Raleigh, NC12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020
    We have been visiting and traveling in New Zealand for years, and we can say that this was the most incredible experience yet! The flight was spectacular, hiking was beautiful (wading through the river added to the charm), and the jet boat driver made the ride extra exciting. A "Can Not Miss" opportunity.
    Written 8 March 2020
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    Thank you for taking the time to review your adventure. Siberia Experience is a great combimation of a flight, hike and jetboat safari and we are delighted that you enjoyed it so much. It is a great way to get into the New Zealand wilderness and experience nature from 3 very different angles. Thank you for travelling with us. Kind regards from the Southern Alps Air/Siberia Experience Team
    Written 9 March 2020
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    Kim W
    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Couples
    Very special trip. Fantastic views from rhe chopper, a beautiful walk in bwech forest thru the Siberia Valley & finishungvwith a jet boat ride. Awesome
    Written 13 February 2020
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    Glen H
    Raumati8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2018 • Solo
    A fantastic combination of flight, trek and jet boat. The flight was exhilarating and a truly dramatic way of seeing a incredible part of NZ. It feels like you are close enough to touch the mountains. The trek is a relaxing way to soak up the environment. And finally a exciting and fun jet boat ride back to the real world. A magic three in one adventure.
    Written 24 May 2018
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    Orange072, Thank you for taking the time to review our Siberia Experience! This is a great kiwi experience incorporating three exhilarating activities in four action packed hours. The three activities combined is the perfect way to get up close and personal with the wilderness of Mt Aspiring National Park. We are delighted that you enjoyed your day with us! Thank you again for your 5-star review and recommendation to other travelers! All the best to you! -The Southern Alps Air Team
    Written 24 May 2018
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