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Wairaurahiri Jet

Clifden, New Zealand
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About Wairaurahiri Jet
Jet boat into the heart of Fiordland South Island's ultimate jet boat ride! We will take you on a trip of a life time. 94 Km’s of jet boating into the heart of Fiordland National Park and back; travel across Lake Hauroko and down to the rugged southern coast via the wild Wairaurahiri River. Our All Day Adventure includes, personal guided nature walks and a delicious kiwi style BBQ For your comfort on the colder days, we have fitted heated hand rails to our boat, along with woolly hats and over sized water proof oil skin coats for our guests to use while aboard. These are a great addition to help you to enjoy our already awesome boat trip The River: The Wairaurahiri River, 34 km of rugged rock strewn grade three rapids that drop 600 feet to sea level. These are the conditions which make the Wairaurahiri Jet such an exciting ride! Trampers: We can pick up or drop off - links with Hump Ridge Track and South Coast Track. Plus other packages, Helicopter, Jet boat adventure, over night adventure, or Twilight adventures trips. Our safety: Johan, (owner operator) has over 20 years experience on the river. Our twin engine jet boat is specially designed to handle the conditions of this remote area. We believe our boat is 200% safer than any other operator on this river as we are the only boat with two engines. Twice the safety and comfort. Safety Audits Wairaurahiri Jet is also audited yearly by Maritime NZ, Wairaurahiri Jet is the only boat on the river that is an approved activity and has achieved a Gold Enviro award Qualmark. New Zealand, tourism bench mark.
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MElliott_51 wrote a review 9 May
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand154 contributions11 helpful votes
This was a stunning day for us. We drove to the Hauroko Lake and were greeted by Johan. We lucked in with the weather and our driver. Johan is very experienced with his boat skills and his knowledge of the region- we learned a lot about the river and the environment. We stopped a few times to walk in the bush and what an experience that was- I was amazed by the mosses and the trees in the un-milled area. Out to the coast and a great bbq lunch provided. I cannot recommend this trip enough.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Kiwitramper28 wrote a review Mar 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand5 contributions
Best jetboat trip ever in New Zealand and best tour guide in Johan. What amazing local knowledge and stories he shares with regard to Lake Hauroko, the Wairarahiri River and the Waitutu forest block. And the venison BBQ lunch at Waitutu Lodge was just delicious. Thanks so much Johan for an unforgettable experience.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Shelley T wrote a review Mar 2021
Warkworth, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
Best day ever. Johan is an awesome host sharing his extensive knowledge of this remarkable part of the world. A brilliant mix of adventure mixed with wilderness. Topped off with a wild beach visit. Lunch was delicious!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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MJ M wrote a review Mar 2021
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The best jerboat trip ever!! I live in Te Anau and have never done this trip. Should have done it years ago! Friends came down from up north to walk the Humpridge and we went back down to do this. What a wonderful day! Johan was interesting and funny. The lake was blissfully flat when we were there and the lake was low and very bumpy/exciting. Waitutu lodge was great to see but for me my highlight was the river and the vegetation each side. Hearing about the history brought it all to life. But wow exciting boat trip! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! GREAT DAY OUT.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Janine T wrote a review Jan 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand15 contributions6 helpful votes
What an amazing way to see some of the most beautiful scenery in New Zealand! The jet boat ride down the river was very exciting and one of the highlights of our whole trip down South. We spent the night a Waitutu Forest Lodge which was a great experience. A warm comfortable lodge in an area you wouldn’t easily see otherwise. The rata was in bloom which made it extra special. Thank you, Johan for a wonderful trip.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet
Responded 12 Jan 2021
Hi Thanks for your great review. The Rata is something this year. Thanks again and safe travels:-) Cheers Joyce and Johan Wairaurahiri Jet
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