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Forget all others, this is the real deal!

This ranks as one of the best days experience I've ever had. I fly paragliders, sail and climb... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Best jet boat experience I've been on!!

We've done the Queenstown jet boats and one in the North Island but this blew them away. The length... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

If you're not going with Johan, then you're not jetboating! Seriously, this was absolutely amazing! Our large group did it during the off season, so it was a wee bit chilly but Johan was kind enough to provide hats for those of us who came unprepared. I didn't know what to expect and the little expectations I had were exceeded by far. I couldn't believe the BBQ spread that Johan prepared. Amazing, amazing, Amazing! By far one of the best things to do in Southland. Don't miss it! I was a bit worried about being out all day in the boat without a toilet, however you are completely covered!

Date of experience: September 2018
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hi, Thanks for your glowing review I will make sure Johan sits down and has a read I'm sure it will put a smile on his face. Thanks again for the great review
Kind regards
Joyce
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

A big group of us some locals some from afar went on the full day trip and it was amazing! Johan was a fantastic host and full of info. The food was absolutely unreal, that wild venison was mmm. The jet boat ride was definitely one I’d recommend over the Queenstown ones for sure. The scenery going down/up the river was beautiful. Thanks again Johan especially for squeezing us all in.

Date of experience: October 2018
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Hi,
Thanks for your great review and kind words.
Hopefully we will get you back down the river again.
Take care and thanks again for the review.
Have a great day -Regards
Joyce and Johan
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

This has been a dream for quite some time to be able to see the mysterious lake Hauroko and boat the 600feet Wairaurahiri River to the see! This exceeded our expectations and was topped off with a helicopter flight out from the beautiful Waitutu Lodge. Johan, Joyce and Dale we would like to thank you all so very much for making our trip the best!!! Lunch was amazing Top Job! Totally recommend this trip to everyone⭐️

Date of experience: June 2018
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thanks for your kind words. I'm pleased it all worked so well for you.
Johan said you lot were great company.Thanks for joining us on one of our adventures in Fiordland South.
Kind Regards Joyce.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 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 the 27km river to the sea down grade 3 rapids, a wonderful lunch of wild venison, wine and cheese and then back again to Lake Hauroko. A great way to spend the day, and we'll worth the

Date of experience: March 2018
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

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
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

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 coats glove if required. Off we went across the lake fairly gently and were given lots of information about the lake and island within it. once we hit the river wow wow a trip like no other, lots of twists turns and bumps but all in the very capable hands of Johann it was actually quite comfortable. We stopped to check on stoat traps , vital in this area as they decimate the bird life. We were given lots of information also on the flora and fauna of this very old forest surrounding the lake and river. Finally jet boated out to meet the Tasman sea and it’s huge rollers. Then lunch at an ideal setting, BBQ meats with lots of extras, bread pickles cheese. back in the boat for a slightly gentler trip back but no less fun.
if you want a day in this incredible land that is so much more than. Quick jet boat thrill this is it. Thankyou Johann and his wife oh and the dog too. Brilliant

Date of experience: March 2018
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

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
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