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Waiatoto River Safari - Ocean to Alps Jet Boat

Discover Te-Wahipounamu on New Zealand’s rugged and breath taking West Coast, with a world first ocean to alps jet boat tour.

The wild West Coast has been fashioned by unyielding weather and glacial conditions. This remote location has some of the most devastatingly beautiful scenery in all of New Zealand.

Take it all in while you jet boat from the coast to the mountain. Your knowledgeable guide will inform and delight with history and legend from both Maori and pioneering background, while you photograph this natural wonderland.

The tour is taken at a relaxed pace and there is plenty of opportunity to stretch your legs on the edge of the forest. Then enjoy the thrilling return back to the sea!

Prices:

  • Adult $199
  • Child (14 years or under) $139
  • Family Package $537 (Purchase 2 FULL PRICE Adult tickets and add 2 Children for just $139) as you proceed to checkout - SAVE $139
  • Departs Daily:

  • Summer (Oct to April): 10am, 1pm and 4pm
  • Winter (May to September): 10am, 1pm
  • Duration: 2.25 hours

    Check In: Please check in for your safari 40 minutes before departure

    Recommended:

  • Warm clothing and sensible shoes
  • Camera with lots of battery power
  • Sun hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Location: 1975 Haast-Jackson Bay Road, Hannahs Clearing. 19km from Haast Junction, or approx 90 minutes drive from Fox Glacier.

    Available Bookings from August 23 to August 29

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    Adult$199.00

    Child$139.00

    6spaces

    Adult$199.00

    Child$139.00

    6spaces

    Adult$199.00

    Child$139.00

    6spaces

    Adult$199.00

    Child$139.00

    6spaces

    Adult$199.00

    Child$139.00

    6spaces

    Adult$199.00

    Child$139.00

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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    David Duggleby from United Kingdom wrote on 19 April 2017

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    Serenity in a hidden place

    Loved the diverse scenery and changing landscapes as well as the delivery of information and great customer service given. Also good to see that some passengers had done it a year ago & wanted to share it with family. The Haast area is an enhancing place indeed. Thank you team at Wayne's Waitoto Jet Boat Safari!!

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    Sue Dippl from Australia wrote on 26 January 2017

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    The best

    This was just the most wonderful ride in a jet boat. It was not about thrills, it was about traveling to the head of the Waiatoto River and seeing nature in all it's glory. Absolutely stunning scenery along the way. Expertly skippered by Wayne, he gives great commentary about the river and its surroundings. This trip really showcases the West Coast area. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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    Sue, Thank you for your lovely review. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed yourself so much. All the very best for the remainder of your holiday. Kind regards, Ruth and Wayne.

    Jared Smith from United Kingdom wrote on 14 December 2016

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    Incredible journey in magnificent country

    I'd been to NZ many years before and did the backpack 'thing' and, of course, I went on a jet boat ride and did crazy stuff, however I didn't go on a jet boat ride like this one. What sets Ruth and Wayne's operation aside from all the other operators out there is their interaction with their customers. Ruth's helpfulness and Wayne's knowledge (intertwined with some good dry humour) really do make the difference. The safari is a decent half day taking in some incredible sights and history. You really do see it all from the 'off the beaten track' bush to the busy banks stuffed with whitebait fishermen. Incredible value for money. I'd recommend this trip to anyone visiting.

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    From Waiatoto River Safari - Ocean to Alps Jet Boat

    Thank you Jared, we are thrilled you took the time to review us and with such generous words too! All the best for the rest of your holidays.

    R from Netherlands wrote on 09 December 2016

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    Great trip

    Amazing trip, up close and personal. We loved the time on the water and all the information about the area. Would definately recommend!

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    Thanks very much, thrilled to hear that.

    Richards Isherwood from U.S. Virgin Islands wrote on 03 December 2016

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    great tour operator

    Good eco tour with a great ride! Would do it again and recommend the trip to others

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    Thanks Richards! Great to hear you loved the tour.

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