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Haast River Safari

Haast, New Zealand
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Ambassador752021 wrote a review Feb 2021
Kahala, Hawaii32 contributions18 helpful votes
What an awesome experience! Lindsey and his lovely dog Loftie provided the most amazing time on the river for us. Lindsey's commentary about the history of the Haast areas showed his pride as a West Coaster. He pointed out some greenstone to us and generally kept us entertained the whole trip. When Lindsey wasn't talking we were watching Loftie the cute Jack Russel running around on the rocks or standing to attention at the front of the boat. We would thoroughly recommend this experience - do not go past Haast without stopping to experience this!
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Date of experience: February 2021
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TPLina wrote a review Jan 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand76 contributions4 helpful votes
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We had a fantastic time on this trip. The Haast River is beautiful & Haast River Safari staff were friendly, knowledgeable & just had good kiwi hospo & humour. Would def recommend if you are in the area.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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jydgmstewart62 wrote a review Dec 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand15 contributions15 helpful votes
Had spent a great day in Haast but really wanted to experience river views so looked for options for a boat trip. We chose this trip and were so glad we did! It really is a great trip. Highly recommend. A nice combination of great scenery, entertaining commentary by Lindsay and a few thrills on the way back. Easily became the highlight of our holiday.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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BigBrian_11 wrote a review Mar 2020
Tring, United Kingdom458 contributions210 helpful votes
Not necessarily the cheapest thrill, but I can tell you it really is an exhilarating ride. Perfectly safe in a covered powerboat, you wear life jackets & experience a terrific journey through the water at breakneck speed. Plenty of twists & turns + you are allowed to get your breath back on the occasional stop when the hosts explain about how the Haast & Thompson rivers flow & how the ever changing scenery evolves, especially the riverbanks. You even get onto an island at one point - cue photos ! My best joyride in N.Z. GOOD TIP : Just do it......................
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Date of experience: February 2020
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RetiredFolk wrote a review Mar 2020
Gloucestershire, UK254 contributions261 helpful votes
What a ride! The Haast River Safari jet boats are a superb way to experience the river and its shallows. Together with an excellent and fun driver, we were entertained not only by his knowledge and commentary but also by the power of those twin V8 jets. A real must for everyone!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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