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Waiatoto River Safari

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1975 Haast-Jackson Bay Rd | Hannahs Clearing, Haast 7844, New Zealand
+64 3-750 0780
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1975 Haast-Jackson Bay Rd | Hannahs Clearing, Haast 7844, New Zealand
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+64 3-750 0780
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Reviewed 9 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 4 June 2018

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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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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