Siberia Experience

Siberia Experience



13 Rankers Reviews

8 Face-to-Face

10 Jet Boating

2 Makarora

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4 hours of unique New Zealand wilderness adventure in Mt Aspiring World Heritage National Park. The original & still the best!

SCENIC PLANE FLIGHT – 25 mins of stunning views in a Southern Alps Air Cessna aeroplane, capturing the rugged beauty of New Zealand’s World Heritage National Park. See glaciers, ice, snow, mountain lakes, hanging valleys, vast rain forests, dramatic unspoiled beauty.

BUSH & VALLEY WALK – Land in the Siberia Valley to begin a 3 hr walk through native beech forest & river valleys on a well marked track linking the remote Siberia Valley with the wilderness of the Wilkin Valley

JETBOAT SAFARI – Rendezvous at the Wilkin River for a thrilling and uniquely scenic 30 min trip back to Makarora


Feature Value Info


Siberia Experience Fly-Walk-Jetboat

Commercial organisation


South IslandWanaka RegionMakarora


  • Jet Boating
  • Scenic Flights


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Karin's avatar


United States

Ranking: 8/10

The plane ride is scenic with a very capable pilot, but the 30 minutes goes fast. The hike was nice, but we had been fortunate to do nicer ones. The jet boat ride is thrilling. This was a splurge for us, and perhaps I was hoping for just a little more. All in all, if $310NZ justifies what I experienced, it' a day well spent. Remember to bring bug dope and lunch, as you'll probably have a 20 - 30 minute wait for the jet boat.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

Amanda's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience, was recommended by a friend.
Great customer service, friendly staff. Pilot (Nick) was great and looked after us.
Exciting plane ride around valley, stunning views. Beautiful walk then jet boat back. Great day out.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in January 2011

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Ranking: 9/10

Jetboat, walk to Siberia hut, stay overnight and then heli back in the morning - WOW.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

edwardasmith's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Light aircraft flight to the Siberia Valley then walk down Wilkin river and pick up by jet boat. A great way of experiencing the wilderness.

Reviewed about 12 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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Rolf X


Ranking: 9/10

Dont do the Siberia Exp. and the milford sound flight just days after each other. we were probably too full of impressions from the milford sound flight. the flight is nice and thehike pretty. but we would say do a 1day reuteburn and milford sound instead.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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John Helle


Ranking: 10/10

Very beautiful and exciting view over the mountain and fun and exciting ride with the jet boat. Great for our kids at 8 and 14 years.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

hairymango's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great value for money, a real mini adventure.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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Steve Sayers


Ranking: 8/10

We had a great time doing this activity. Unfortunately the flight was over before we knew it, mainly because of the beautiful scenery being viewed outside. The Siberia valley we landed in was breathtaking, so pristine we were expecting a dinosaur to come out from the undergrowth any minute. The walk back was spectacular with many things to see. The Wilkin Valley is also beautiful where you meet the jetboat, unfortunately i only had time to grap a few mouthfuls of lunch before being flung around in the jetboat, which was great. TIP have lunch when you get back to base, you will enjoy the trip better. Hopefully for others it will not get much more expensive than the NZD$310 each which we paid, which is a bit pricey for a plane ride and jet boat. Overall the whole experience was brilliant and something i will allways treasure.

Reviewed over 13 years ago