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“One of the best activities I did in NZ - worth every cent”

Waiatoto River Safari
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Haast
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Waiatoto River Safari. Only NZ jet boat tour from the ocean to the mountains 2.25 hours of extraordinary nature and exceptional beauty only seen on this trip. Experience the history of Gondwana land, smell the rainforest as you walk softly through the dripping ferns with the sparkling clear light shimmering, with the snowy peaks as your backdrop. Your experienced guide will lead you through the ancient river, still untouched as it was thousands years ago when the Maori first roamed the land, the great Moa bird and Haast eagle still ruled the ancient forests. You will experience the magical, breathtaking beauty of the Te Wahipounamu, the maori name for the South West New Zealand World Heritage area and take home memories that will have you yearning to return once more.
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

An incredible experience where you can experience both the alps and the ocean in one excursion. The jet boat cruise takes you to a wild and remote area of NZ experienced by only a few, nature lovers prepare to get your mind blown. In addition, the knowledge shared along the way by your local friendly guide makes this tour an educational and unforgettable activity suitable for anyone travelling the West Coast, NZ. A much more personal service than most other tour operators.

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Ruth-Wayne, Owner at Waiatoto River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Thank you Kiwi_sez for your thoughts and taking the time out to review us. Being family owned and run we like to think that every single person will come away from us with a smile on their face and a memory of the most unforgettable scenery they will ever see in their lifetime. The West Coast is such an untouched part of NZ that we look forward to welcoming more people into this area as they discover this and although 15 minutes drive from the state highway, this area is the most untouched part of the World. Kind regards, Ruth, Wayne and Aru.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

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Ruth-Wayne, Owner at Waiatoto River Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

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