Waiatoto River Safari – West Coast NZ
A land created by climate and time.
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.
Personal; Take a tour with Wayne or Ruth, highly experienced commercial pilots and now jet boaters and learn about the pioneering spirit of days gone by, learn the early Maori history and later, the harshness of wilderness that faced the European settlers. Walk through an ancient beech forest untouched by man for thousands of years.
Relax; Experience this exceptional tour in West Coast NZ at a laid back and relaxed pace with plenty photo stops.
Scenery; Travel to the top of the river and listen to us impart our intricate knowledge of the area. Learn about the introduced animals, visit the Kiwi sanctuary and learn about Kiwi breeding program. Pass through the Alpine Fault-line and watch the truly dramatic scenery unfold before you.
Walk; At the top, an optional stroll is available with stunning photography opportunities, then it is a speedy trip back down river to the Tasman sea, finishing off with a visit to the breeding grounds of the famous West Coast NZ whitebait fishery and to spot some native birds.
This tour which is highly suitable for Infants through to their Grandparents and it is about the journey and what you experience.
The jet boat is simply the comfortable and the only form of transport available here to take you into the Southern Alps.
We want you to have the very best out of your holiday experience so we offer flexible terms for if you need to change your plans when you book with us.
One of the great attractions of the West Coast NZ is that it sometimes rains here. Therefore we have removable roof for when it rains.
The happiest people come back and tell me the best tours are in the rain, which adds to the atmosphere and dramatics of the scenery.
If chartering the whole jet boat for your family is more your style you will find out exactly what we can offer you here… exclusive Waiatoto River Safari.