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Haast River Safari
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“coach tour”(4 reviews)
“great fun”(5 reviews)
“jet boat ride”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Postal Centre, Haast 7950, New Zealand
+64 3-750 0101
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a great fun river safari with Blair, who is clearly bonkers! Lots of interesting things to see and learn, and finishing off with some fun turns.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Q2259UFangelas
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lee gave us a great ride up the river in a comfortable boat, enclosed and protected from the elements. Still a fun thrill ride with a few 360’s to show off the boat’s power and maneuverability. The river is best appreciated from the water.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank peterbJ2738MM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today we went on a Haast River Safari with Blair, a delightful young man who as well as being truly passionate about his country and his job was very entertaining. The trip up the river through some amazing scenery was fantastic. Blair treated us to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Good fun in a covered boat. 360 degree turns and lovely scenery. Very enthusiastic driver and very knowledgeable about area.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Julia2009_9
Reviewed 15 May 2018

I took this optional ride during my tour. Great scenery. Exciting ride. Really worth doing. Recommended.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Ivor M
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Had a trip on the Haast river in a jet boat. Good fun and not as wild as some rides. Comfortable and safe with great driver. Interesting friendly commentary and an opportunity to see the river and the area close up. Would do it again.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Brian O
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

From our bus tour, we boarded the covered Jetboat and took an hours journey down the river. This included seeing some snow capped peaks, Fern tree lined banks, gouged out channels, shallow water somewhat milky from recent rain and fun 360 turns in the Jetboat....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mumjudy
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

30+ of our coach tour party opted for this optional excursion. All enjoyed the stunning scenery and entertaining and informative chat from Blair. He gave us a taster spin which most loved. He gave us the option of more. A couple of the party didn’t...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Alit0n
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We were on a coach tour of New Zealand heading to Queenstown and took this optional excursion along with 20 other people from our tour (we're all over 55). After everyone was aboard and encased in life jackets, we spent a most enjoyable hour on...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jean_C6729
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Our Tour guide did not think it would take place because of the speed and height of the river following heavy rain. Then we heard the engine approaching-and the trip was on! We boarded the largest jet boat in NZ and took to the river....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank colkop
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