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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 3 weeks ago

This trip far exceeded our expectations. We have plenty of experience in jet boats but this trip was over the top. Travelling from a beautiful lake down a crazy 27 km stretch of river to the ocean and back is hard to beat, but Johan really does takes it up a few notches with his wealth of knowledge pertaining to the history and general information of the area. He is a fantastic operator and gives you a heck of a ride too and fro. He also treats you to a barbeque is that puts a lot of higher end restaurants to shame. I totally recommend this trip to anyone who hasn’t done it, you can’t go wrong, worth every penny and more. This has been the highlight of our trip. Good Job!!

Date of experience: December 2018
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi,
Thanks for your review, and kind words.
Johan loves the area,its great to hear how much that shows during your time with him:-)
Thanks again.
Safe Travels
Joyce
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for an alternative way of visiting the Fiordland National Park rather than the tourist dense Milford and Doubtful sound we visited before and came across this.

The drive to the lake is down a long unsealed road but it's well maintained and was easy in our small car so pretty quick. The trip combines Johan's guidance and commentary from his lifetime knowledge of Lake Hauroko, Wairaurahiri River and the national park, an exillerating jet boat ride, short walks in the park and along the coast and a delicious BBQ (feast would be a better description). Johan's (and Joyce's during the booking) personal touch made it a highlight of our holiday. Highly recommended instead of Milford/Doubtful Sound!

Date of experience: December 2018
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi,
Thanks for your great review:-) and your kind words. I will pass on to Johan your comments.
Thanks again for joining us for our All Day Adventure

Season Greetings
Joyce
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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
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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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