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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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The Alchemist wrote a review 9 May
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We did a trip a few weeks ago with Johan down the river and back - what an amazing day out, great ride, great stories and lunch was a feast in the wild. Best jet boat trip I've done in NZ.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Matt J wrote a review Mar 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand4 contributions
Johan, Joyce and Kevin provide an exceptional experience in a unique part of New Zealand. We had been picked up by Johan in the Jetboat in Dec 2020 from the bottom of the Wairaurahiri after the Hump Ridge and decided we had to go back to this beautiful part of the world. So, just recently Kevin picked us up from the other end of Lake Hauroko on their water taxi outboard after completing the Dusky Tramp. Not only is the scenery out of this world but the team provide so much local knowledge and humour along the way. We couldn't recommend this experience more to anyone in this part of New Zealand.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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kumeukiwi wrote a review Feb 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
Johan is a national treasure. Awesome trip from start to finish. Informative. Funny. Scenic. Well organized. Stunning part of the country to see and learn more about. Just do it. You won't be disappointed. Awesome in every way
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Rachel J wrote a review Jul 2021
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Awesome day trip in the middle of winter with Wairaurahiri Jet - fantastic communication with Joyce months ahead and then Johan delivered the goods for our group of 10 on Monday 5th July. A very well organised and informative trip from Lake Hauroko , down NZ steepest river to the Southland Coast line near Waitutu Forest Lodge ( our fabulous lunch stop). Johan was entertaining, knowledgeable and very personable and a good ‘shot’ because the venison steaks were delicious! Our bush walks were a nice stretch for the legs and also full of information about the history, fauna, wildlifeJohan and Joyce’s trapping program to eradicate the introduced species that prey on NZ’s native birds, flora & fauna is a credit to their environmental values.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet
Responded 26 Oct 2021
Hi Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review. Safe travels
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MElliott_51 wrote a review May 2021
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand161 contributions12 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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Response from wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet
Responded 26 Oct 2021
HI, thank you for your review We really appreciate it:-) Safe travels
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