Jet Boat Tours of Waiatoto River

If you’re looking to explore the spectacular West Coast of New Zealand, then you need to add this exciting jet boating experience to your stack! Waitoto River Safari offer thrilling jet boat adventure tours through this UNESCO world heritage area, where you’ll see some of New Zealand’s most beautiful, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history!

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Streching from Jackson Bay through to the mountains of Mount Aspiring National Park, the Waiatoto River is one of the most beautiful places for your jet boating experience. Waiatoto River Safaris will take you from ocean to alps on an exciting jet boating tour, just a 2 hour drive from Wanaka or Franz Josef.

On New Zealand’s only ocean to alps jet boat tour, you’ll explore a range of stunning landscapes that can only be seen by boat. Take in Waiatoto’s remote wilderness atmosphere, as you pass by ancient rock formations, alpine fault lines and historical Maori settlements. Your experienced skippers will share with you the history behind New Zealand’s untouched land, where you’ll learn stories of the Maori and the challenges faced by European settlers. Find out more about the wildlife of Waiatoto, and visit the Kiwi sanctuary to learn about one of New Zealand’s most important conservation programmes! The tour is suitable for all ages from infants to grandparents, travelling at a relaxed paced (you’ll have plenty of opportunities to snap pictures!). You can add to your experience with a relaxed stroll through an ancient beech forest, to truly immerse yourself in nature.

If this sounds like the experience for you, then head to Waiatoto River Safaris website now and book your space on this unforgettable trip!

  • Adult NZ$199, child (4-14 years) NZ$139, infant (up to 3 years) FREE.
  • Departs at 11am daily, check in at 10.30am.
  • Duration approximately 2 hours 25 minutes.
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  • Check this page for detailed directions.