Prepare for a River Safari

What to Wear:   You can prepare yourself by wearing good footware such as tramping boots or sturdy shoes, charging up your camera and bringing a warm jacket.  Bring along a small bag for your family or group.  If you have hat and sunglasses, great, bring them too.  There are some sandflies here but they add to the character of the place – plus we have insect repellent if you need it. My recommendation is to wear long trousers and socks, that seems to deter sandflies very well.

We also provide warm Swanndri woolen coats and gum boots if your suitcase only contains sandels and shorts.

What to wonder:  Some people ask if this is a thrill ride.  It is most definitely not, the jet boat is the mode of transport into scenery and nature so stunning that you will remember this river safari for the rest of your life.  One ‘must do’ though, if you like to take photos, is to bring your camera fully charged with a spare SD card.

We provide

  • The Owners, one of which is your local guide and driver.
  • Life jackets that will fit you comfortably.
  • Purpose built boats with a roof on if it is raining.

Bring along

  • Warm jacket or top.
  • A waterproof jacket.
  • Sturdy footwear, such as walking shoes or hiking boots.
  • A camera with plenty of memory space or extra film.
  • A smile and a sense of adventure!

Check in Time:  Really Important!  Please arrive 30 minutes before the tour departure time.  This is to allow time to check in, ask questions, park your vehicle, use the bathroom facilities and then get ready to go.  The boat leaves at the tour departure time and so if you are late arriving, you will be rushing or even miss the tour.  Transfers to another tour are on availability only and may incur another fare fee.

Questions?  Just call us for any questions you may have. Free Phone: 0800 538 723. (It is important to note that Haast is a remote area of New Zealand and does not have mobile phone coverage.)

See our Terms & Conditions for our cancellation policy.