Waiatoto River Safaris

Waiatoto River Safaris 1975 Haast-jackson Bay road, Hannahs Clearing, Haast view on map
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Waiatoto River Safari. 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.

Check in is 20 minutes before your trip (10am, 1pm or 4pm) at Hannahs Clearing, a little village 19km south of Haast on the Jackson Bay road. You will find our base at Hannahs Homestead, 3rd building on the right as you come into town. The safari is a nature tour with many photographic opportunities and an optional 10 minute walk in the ancient beech forest.

Haast is a great place to stay a night or two. There is the iconic Cray Pot restaurant down the road for a world famous fish & chips or lobster, lovely walks and scenery that is the most remote and stunning you will see anywhere in the world.

Why not stay a while?

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  • A highly informative and fascinating trip that was exciting as well! Thank you Wayne and Ruth for a really great afternoon. Very good value for money. 5
    GLENYS RIGBY - Feb 27, 2015 (Stayed Feb 2015) Travelbug verified review
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  • Great experience, Wayne was a excellent guide , would recommend the Waiatoto river Safari . We felt very safe , the scenery was amazing. 5
    NEIL BRADLEY - Feb 12, 2015 (Stayed Feb 2015) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks Neil! We appreciate your review and positive comments.
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  • Cannot recommend this enough. Learnt so much about the local environment and the campaign to protect local wildlife. Then to top it all one of the best river experiences I have ever had...Fun Fun Fun! 5
    ROWLAND JEFFERYS - Jan 21, 2015 (Stayed Jan 2015) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks so much for your fantastic review!
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  • One of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand 5
    JORDI PRATS - Oct 30, 2014 (Stayed Oct 2014) Travelbug verified review
  • Thank you Jordi, it was a pleasure taking you out and showing you our area.
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  • V good thanks 4
    JOHN VAN BOHEMEN - May 3, 2014 (Stayed Apr 2014) Travelbug verified review
  • Thanks John, Great to hear you enjoyed yourself and thank you for taking the time to submit your review.
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