Explore the New Zealand wilderness by plane, foot and jet boat and encounter the many different aspects of the iconic Southern Alps and Mt Aspiring National Park. You’ll have views of rugged mountains, glaciers, river valleys, forests and waterfalls in all its unspoilt beauty.
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.
This experience is suitable for all age groups with average fitness levels. You must be able to walk for 2-3 hours.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.
Up to 10 people will be on this tour.
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.
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.
This experience departs from Makarora - this is 45 minutes drive from Wanaka or 2.5 hours from Franz Josef Glacier on State Highway 6.