Siberia Experience with Scenic Flight, Walk and Jetboat Ride

Highlights & inclusions

Enjoy four hours of unique wilderness adventure in Mt Aspiring World Heritage National Park
Scenic aeroplane flight, landing in the Siberia Valley
Hike through beech forests then board a jet boat for a thrill
Three hour unguided walk
Unique wilderness adventure by air, land and water
Pointing out the significant landscape features that the area is world famous for
From
$478.40AUD
or 4 payments of $119.60 with more info

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What you can expect

Enjoy four hours of unique wilderness adventure in Mt Aspiring World Heritage National Park in the lower South Island by air, land and water.

Meet your pilot at the start of your adventure before climbing aboard a Cessna 185 and take off for an incredible 25 minute scenic flight taking in the most incredible views of the region. Land in the middle of the mountains in the Siberia Valley before setting off an unguided 3 hour walk on a clearly defined track exploring river valleys and native beech forest. If you’re lucky you may even spot native fantail along the way.

At the end of your walk in the Wilkin Valley, a jet boat will be waiting for you to whisk you back to Makarora on a scenic river safari through the picturesque New Zealand wilderness.

Along the way your pilot and drivers will entertain you with their rich knowledge of the area and its history, pointing out the significant landscape features that the area is world famous for.

Please note: The Siberia Experience operates from 01 October to 30 April annually.

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What you need to know

Inclusions
  • 25 minute scenic flight
  • Three hour unguided walk
  • 30 minute jet boat ride
  • Friendly guides
  • Spectacular natural beauty
Highlights
  • Enjoy four hours of unique wilderness adventure in Mt Aspiring World Heritage National Park
  • Hike through beech forests then board a jet boat for a thrill
  • Enjoy a scenic aeroplane flight, landing in the Siberia Valley
Time
  • Please allow four hours for this expereince, from take off to return
  • Available daily from 1st October to 20 April annually
  • Not available on Christmas Day
Location
  • The experience departs from Makarora - this is 45 minutes drive from Wanaka or 2.5 hours from Franz Josef Glacier on State Highway 6. Southern Alps Air are located at the Makarora Wilderness Resort which is right beside State Highway 6 and directly opposite the airport.
What To Bring
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes/boots, warm, water-proof jacket, sandals for crossing Siberia Stream (this is fun, shallow & invigorating), sunscreen, sunblock, insect repellent, snack food, drink, camera and lots of film, plus anything else for your personal comfort.
Terms And Conditions
  • This experience is suitable for all age groups with average fitness levels. You must be able to walk for 2-3 hours.
Cancellation Policy
  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience
Booking Information
  • This is a weather dependent activity. You will be required to phone for a weather check before departing from your accommodation on the morning of the activity. If the weather is unsuitable, the tour can be re-scheduled.
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

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