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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

    Stop At: Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu), West Coast Region, South Island

    Experience, feel and see nature as it was 1000's of years ago.

    Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
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    Departure Point
    1975 Haast-Jackson Bay Rd, Jackson Bay 7886, New Zealand
    Duration
    2h 15m
    Return Details
    2704A Haast-Jackson Bay Rd, Jackson Bay 7886, New Zealand
    Inclusions
    • National park fees
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Warm jacket and boots if required
    • Life-jacket
    • Post card souvenirs
    • Entry/Admission - Waiatoto River Safari
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Wear sensible clothes and closed-toed footwear
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Sandflies are present on the West Coast of NZ so protection is insect repellant and covering up. Insect spray is avalaible free of charge
    • Check in is 30 minutes prior to departure. The boat does leave on time.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Great trip. Wonderful friendly driver. Amazing scenery. Lots of interesting information. Very safe trip.
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    Response from Ruth-Wayne, Owner at Waiatoto River Safari
    Responded 1 week ago
    Thank you for taking the time out to review us. I am glad you enjoyed the tour and I will be sure to pass on your words to our team. All the best, Kind regards, Ruth.
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    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 river which was also quite low due to lack of rain in the area. We
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    Response from Ruth-Wayne, Owner at Waiatoto River Safari
    Responded 10 May 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 & Wayne.
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    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 a knowledgeable guide, see a beautiful
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    Response from Ruth-Wayne, Owner at Waiatoto River Safari
    Responded 18 Mar. 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! All the best, Ruth & Wayne.
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    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 includes a little of everything,
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    Response from Ruth-Wayne, Owner at Waiatoto River Safari
    Responded 8 Mar. 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.
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    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
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    Response from Ruth-Wayne, Owner at Waiatoto River Safari
    Responded 19 Feb. 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.
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