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Wairaurahiri Jet

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1260 Clifden Highway, Clifden 9691, New Zealand
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Jetboating is genius!

What an absolutely fabulous day. Johan is a real character who not only gives you thrills (and no... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tracy W
via mobile
A wow at every turn

Our Holiday designer booked this trip for us and four others, he said it’s the best and a one off... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pauline T
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Essex, United Kingdom
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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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Travellers talk about
“venison” (15 reviews)
“waitutu lodge” (32 reviews)
“lake hauroko” (37 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1260 Clifden Highway, Clifden 9691, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an absolutely fabulous day. Johan is a real character who not only gives you thrills (and no spills) on the river, he educates you on the area, bird and plantlife and conservation efforts, and he is a great cook. A great jet ride down...More

Thank Tracy W
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for the great review. Johan is pleased you had a great day out. Safe Travels and maybe we will see you again one day. Kind Regards Joyce Wairaurahiri Jet

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our Holiday designer booked this trip for us and four others, he said it’s the best and a one off jet boat tour and boy was he wright. best day of our holiday in South New Zealand. Well equipped and prepared for trip, extra hats...More

Thank Pauline T
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review, I'm pleased you had a great time. I'll pass on your kind words to Johan I hope it wont make his head swell:-) Thanks again for taking the time to review your trip. Safe Travels Joyce Wairaurahiri Jet

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Johan does one of the best tours you can get and to honest needs to charge more for what you get. This exsperance was so much better then the Dart river boat trip that it was not even in the same ball park and to...More

Thank Kelly H
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Hi, Thanks for your very kind words. We really do appreciate that you have taken the time to write a honest review. Thanks again its great to hear that you had such a great time with Johan and Wairaurahiri Jet. Warm Regards and Safe Travels...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic day on the jetboat trip from Lake Hauroko and down Wairaurahiri river! Johan was a excellent "captain" and guide! The BBQ where also very good! Awesome day!!

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We walked back from Port Craig to Waitutu Lodge to connect with the W Jet Boat back up the river to Lake Hauroko...that track is muddy but the boat trip is very cool. Be sure to use this jet boat service if you are travelling...More

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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

HI, Thanks for your review. It is a shame about the track Johan and I will be forever trying to get the track upgraded. It's such a neat place its a shame the track lets it down. Thanks again for your kind words. Safe Travels...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We had a great day out on the Lake with Joyce . visited the highlights of the lake , We stopped off for a BBQ lunch , it was like having a day out with your mates. Thanks Joyce for a great day out

Thank Ray W
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Hi, Thanks for your review. I'm glad you had a great day out I did too. Thanks for joining us on one of our adventures in Fiordland South. Safe Travel Joyce and Johan Lake Hauroko Tours

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

From all the jet boats we saw, and we didn't like, because they make spinning trips and it must go fast, was this something totally different. Trip with the host Johan, who took time for his guests, to explain everything about the secret lake and...More

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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Hi, Thanks for your great review. Thanks also for your email Johan has it on his to do list to reply. Safe Travels and thanks for joining us for all day adventure in Southern Fiordland. Kind Regards Joyce Wairaurahiri Jet

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

I can't say enough good things about this experience, it was just fantastic. The scenery, the wild river ride, the beauty of the coast and the amazing views out to the Solander islands. Roffy is a great host who gauges the personality of his guests...More

Thank Ken S
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

This was a great day, we took the whole day option. Johan was an amazing host - very knowledgeable about the history in the area and very competent travelling down the river

Thank Sue T
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Hi, Thanks for your kind words and your review. Safe travels Regards Joyce and Johan Wairaurahiri Jet

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I recently done this jet boat ride with family, I have been down this river and back two times and on one occasion we flew into The Waitutu Lodge by helicopter and had our 92 year old Mum along for the ride . I will...More

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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hi. Thanks for your great review. I could use you, to write our next brochure:-) I’ll pass on your kind words to Johan. Hopefully we will see you again on one of our Adventures. Kind Regards and safe travels Joyce Wairaurahiri Jet

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