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    Stop At: Waiatoto River Safari, 1975 Haast-Jackson Bay Rd Hannahs Clearing, Haast 7844 New Zealand

    Discover one of Kiwi’s favourite tours on the West Coast NZ, taking a jet boat up a remote back country river into UNESCO South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. Nature, heritage and scenic tour for all ages.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Reviewed April 5, 2019

    Although it was not a private trip we were the only 2 that morning. It was a beautiful day to be on the river and Wayne is a good driver! He needs to be to swing around the rocks and dead wood swept into the...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Lesley C
    Ruth-Wayne, Owner at Waiatoto River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2019

    Thanks Lesley for your detailed review. We always advertise a minimum of 2 hours and Winter does allow us more time to show our guests around as we have just one tour a day instead of 3 tours. We are thrilled you enjoyed yourselves. Ruth...More

    Reviewed March 11, 2019

    If you are expecting a touristy jet boat ride where they fling you around and ride close to the cliff wall, this is not for you. But, if you are interested in cruising up a river to see areas that would otherwise be inaccessible, with...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank napabema
    Ruth-Wayne, Owner at Waiatoto River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2019

    Thank you Napabe for taking the time to review us and with such glowing comments. Yes, not a thrill ride but we like the fact it is suitable for infants to the very mature, my Dad comes along with his stick and he is 90!...More

    Reviewed February 21, 2019

    Ruth was the perfectly polite and friendly Kiwi at check-in, and Wayne was the perfect combination of humor and knowledge on the tour. The boat is small enough for the tour to feel personal, but large enough to feel safe the entire time. The tour...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank MomAndAll
    Ruth-Wayne, Owner at Waiatoto River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2019

    Thank you MumAndAll for your very descriptive review, we are very happy you enjoyed our tour in this special part of New Zealand. All the best, Ruth & Wayne.

    Reviewed February 16, 2019

    A great way to experience the NZ back country, such a personal tour with plenty of local knowledge, particularly the kiwi conservation. Stunning scenery and untouched bush. Thank you for sharing

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Abandkaren
    Ruth-Wayne, Owner at Waiatoto River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

    Oh! It is our pleasure, thank you for joining us and then taking the time to post this review. Kind regards, Ruth and Wayne.

    Reviewed December 18, 2018

    Navigating up the crystal clear Waiatoto River in a jet boat was just one memorable part of this amazing adventure. The information that Wayne shared about the flora & fauna in the area was fascinating-I learned so much! We took a brief bush walk and...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Kathee M
    Ruth-Wayne, Owner at Waiatoto River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2018

    You are most welcome and you were a pleasure to meet. We are all about people enjoying our area and experiencing something new, different and appreciating it. Sounds like this is exactly what you did! Thanks so much. Kind regards, Ruth, Wayne & Aru.

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    Hello - sorry for the late reply but absolutely no motion sickness,
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    • Duration: 2h
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