Haast River Safari | Haast | South Westland World Heritage Area, West Coast

Haast River Safari operates river jet boat rides on the spectacular Haast River in the South Westland World Heritage area. Learn from our local and highly experienced jet boat driver/guides about the physical attributes of this remarkable glacial valley, where temperate rainforest thrives.

 

Hear stories of the Kiwi spirit that enabled the Haast community to survive on the edge of the wilderness. We'll stop so you can get out of the boat so that you can reflect on the fact you are in one of New Zealand's last frontiers.

 

The unique design of the boats, along with the very large catchment of the Haast River allow trips to take place in almost all weathers making it an ideal tour group activity. While the scenic value is terrific on a sunny day, the valley is equally awesome during rain with mist shrouding the forest, waterfalls in full flow and light reflecting the multiple shades of green present in the native bush backdrop. Passengers have a memorable experience while remaining warm, dry and comfortable.

 

Trip options:

 

GROUP INCLUSION 

1 HOUR / ONE-WAY RIVER TRIP (groups 10+)

For coaches on-route between the Glaciers & Queenstown - or reverse and have this trip included in their itinerary.

 

Haast River Safari offers a unique one-way river trip option on the route between Glacier Country and the Southern Lakes Region. 

Passengers are dropped off by coach either at the Haast Bridge or the Roaring Billy Falls - both points are adjacent to State Highway 6 - and picked up at the other end, depending on the direction the group is travelling in.

 

 

PRIVATE CHARTER 

1 HOUR / ONE-WAY OR RETURN (one way is only available if clients have a driver/guide) 

Private Charter options: (price is up to a maximum of 8 passengers)

 

Passengers are treated to a real kiwi experience on board one of the 4 purpose-built, fully enclosed safari boats. All Driver/Guides have a genuine love of the area and this is reflected in the personalised and informative commentary they provide.

 

PRIVATE CHARTER with gourmet picnic lunch

1 ½ HOUR ONE - WAY OR RETURN + GOURMET PICNIC LUNCH (one way is only available if clients have a driver/guide) 

Private Charter options: (price is up to a maximum of 8 passengers) 

Passengers are treated to a real kiwi experience on board one of the 4 purpose-built, fully enclosed safari boats.  All Driver/Guides have a genuine love of the area and this is reflected in the personalised and informative commentary they provide.

 

 

CONTACT DETAILS

 

Haast River Safari

47 Airport Lane

Haast 7886

West Coast, New Zealand

Myreen Kain – Director

Email: info@haastriver.co.nz 

Web: www.haastriver.co.nz

Phone: +64 3 750 0101 / 0800 865 382

Cell: +64 21 077 7441