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Wilderness Adventure Including Scenic flight Self-guided Hike and Jet Boat Ride provided by Siberia Experience

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

Wilderness Adventure Including Scenic flight Self-guided Hike and Jet Boat Ride
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from $405.13 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 66603P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
Personal expenses • Food and drink
Duration
4h
Departure details
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
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
Personal expenses • Food and drink
Departure details
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
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
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
Itinerary
  • 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
    See address & details
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    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 end 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
    See address & details
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TravellingfromNZ
Christchurch, New Zealand58 contributions
Epic
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

megpage2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand156 contributions
Awesome day filled to the brim with fun and adventure
Dec 2020
This was our family xmas present, parents and sons 21 and 23. Heading towards Siberia Flat we were flown up over freshly snow dusted peaks, tarns and roof of the world hidden lakes. After a grassy valley floor landing we did quick knee high wading trip across a freezing river and we were on our way for the walk section. A gradual, well graded climb up through cool beech forest with occasional glimpses of crystal blue rivers and the yellow plane dropping more visitors was followed by a decent zig zag descent to the river on the far side. A short wait (still requiring insect spray, don't forget it you will regret it) we were met by the jetboat. 35 minutes of flying down river over shallows and with the occasional 360" spin thrown in we were returned to our start point. Highly recommend as a day trip out for the active family that enjoys time together. This trip had just the right amount of everything, time, challenge and fun. Support local. Memories last forever.
Written 30 December 2020
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Paul S
3 contributions
Fun way to see the mountains and rivers
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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flamboyantcuttlefish
London, UK10 contributions
A very special experience
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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JoAnna
Raleigh, NC11 contributions
Amazing day!
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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SouthernAlpsA
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
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Kim W
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia69 contributions
Special birthday trip
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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Orange072
Raumati8 contributions
A magic three in one adventure
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
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