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Siberia Experience - Fly-Walk-Jetboat

This exhilarating tour offers a great value combination of flying, walking and jet boating to ensure a unique experience of the wild Southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area (Te Wahipounamu).

Experience four hours of stunning New Zealand wilderness adventure by air, land and water on this unforgettable half-day tour.

Your adventure begins with a spectacular scenic flight through the Southern Alps, viewing glaciers, waterfalls and rugged awe inspiring landscape before landing amongst the mountains in the remote Siberia Valley.

Set off from here on the 3 hour nature walk on a well formed track through this beautiful isolated region to rendezvous with the jet boat in the Wilkin River Valley.

Experience a scenic and thrilling mountain river journey back to the departure point of Makarora (near Wanaka).

Tour concludes approximately 4 hours after commencement.

Experience Includes

  • Incredible opportunity to explore Mount Aspiring National Park
  • 25-minute scenic flight over Siberia Valley including landing on the valley floor
  • 3-hour bush walk through native beach forest
  • 30-minute jetboat ride back to Makarora
  • Safety briefing

Experience Excludes

  • Hotel transfers
  • Optional gratuities
  • Refreshments/meals
  • Guide for walking section - the track is clearly marked


Daily, except 25th December.

Departure location

Southern Alps Desk inside Makaroa Tourist Centre, Makarora West.

Start times

9.00am, 10.00am or 11.00am. Passengers must be at the departure point 30 minutes before tour departs.


4 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • The precise route/itinerary is subject to change due to weather, local conditions etc.
  • There is minimum passenger requirement of three people. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Siberia Experience participants must have average fitness and know they can walk for 3 hours on both up-hill and downhill sections of the well formed 8km track.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Clients will need to make their own way to Makarora, approximately 45 minutes from Wanaka on the West Coast Highway.
  • This tour is suitable for all ages but be aware of above fitness recommendations.
  • Tour concludes approximately 4 hours after commencement, at Makarora Tourist Centre, Makarora West.