Embark on the only jet boat tour in New Zealand that takes you from the Ocean to the Alps within a UNESCO World Heritage Area, perfect for all ages, especially seniors. If you’re looking for things to do in Haast, our Waiatoto River Safari is a must-do, as quoted by Lonely Planet. Enjoy a premier jet boat safari on the Waiatoto River, minimum of 2 hours and journey into remote Haast backcountry that would take days to travel through on foot. Be awed by the majestic landscape and stunning scenery on this unbeatable wilderness experience. Ideal for all ages, including families, our family-owned and operated business is rated one of the best boat tours in New Zealand.
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You’ll find Waiatoto River Safari on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, halfway between Franz Josef Glacier and Wanaka. It’s a 2-hour drive from either but the breathtaking scenery makes it well worthwhile.
Take the Haast-Jackson Bay Road turn off from State Highway 6. Then follow the Haast-Jackson Bay Road to a village called Hannahs Clearing. We’re the last building on the left.
Check-in time is 30 minutes before departure. Please be on time.
Check in time is really important so you do not miss the boat. Park on main road for check-in, then after all adults have signed in, you drive a further 5 minutes to meet the boat at the river.
Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.
There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.
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