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Siberia Experience with Scenic Flight, Walk and Jetboat Ride

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Southern Alps Air

Siberia Experience with Scenic Flight, Walk and Jetboat Ride


  • Unique wilderness adventure by air, land and water
  • Scenic aeroplane flight, landing in the Siberia Valley
  • Hike through beech forests then board a jet boat for a thrill

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 will have views of rugged mountains, glaciers, river valleys, forests and waterfalls in all its unspoilt beauty.

What's Included?

  • 25 minute scenic flight
  • Three hour unguided walk
  • 30 minute jet boat ride
  • Friendly guides
  • Spectacular natural 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. Great photo opportunities unfold as you pass tumbling mountain streams and waterfalls on the way. If you âre 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 08 October to 30 April annually.

Session Length

  • Please allow four hours for this expereince, from take off to return
  • Available daily from 08 October to 20 April annually
  • Not available on Christmas Day


This experience is suitable for all age groups with average fitness levels. You must be able to walk for 2-3 hours.


  • 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

Numbers on the Day

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.

Dress Code

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.

Siberia Experience departs from Makarora - this is 45 minutes drive from Wanaka or 2.5 hours from Franz Josef Glacier on State Highway 6. Meet at our check in desk inside Wonderland Makarora Lodge, 5944 Haast Pass Makarora Road Makarora 9382

For 1 person
$520 each
$520 each
1 Adult
$520 each

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