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Amazing, unforgettable experience.

Best jetboat trip ever in New Zealand and best tour guide in Johan. What amazing local knowledge... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2021
Kiwitramper28
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Exceptional Wilderness Experience

Best day ever. Johan is an awesome host sharing his extensive knowledge of this remarkable part of... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2021
ShelleyT411
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Warkworth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 July 2019

Finally got favourable weather to do this jet boat trip, it was a great day out on the river. We had a family group of 7, Johan the host made a first class job of showing us Lake Hauroko and the Wairaurahiri River. The trip down the river was fast and exhilarating, Johan was very knowledgeable about the area, a great host, even knocking out a fabulous lunch. A very worthwhile trip and highly recommended, and absolute value for money.

Date of experience: July 2019
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2019

Thank you for your glowing review.

Happy guests are the best possible advertisement

Thanks for joining us on the Wild Wairaurahiri Jet adventure.
Kind Regards
Wairaurahiri Jet
Johan and Joyce.

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Reviewed 22 April 2019 via mobile

So pleased we made the journey to experience this trip.

We were in awe. It was like being in a marketing movie of nz.

Won’t say too much as you need to make the effort to experience for yourself.

Johan was an incredible driver and extremely knowledgeable.

Date of experience: April 2019
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2019

Hi,
Thanks for your review. I will pass on your kind words to Johan and I'm pleased you did make the journey to experience our special part of NZ.

Safe Travels
Joyce
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Reviewed 14 February 2019 via mobile

This trip was awesome. Amazing views and scenery along the lake and river. Johann is a wonderful guide / jet driver with extensive knowledge of the area. Getting to jet the rapids, walk in the forest. Wander around where the river meets the Ocean and eat fabulous food. We’ve done pretty much all of the jet boat rides in NZ and this is by far the very best.

Date of experience: February 2019
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2019

Hi,
Thanks for your review. Its great to hear that you had such a awesome time. That is what we hope all our guests feel:-)
Happy guests are reflected in the amount of guests that join us because they were told they "just have to do it":-)
Thanks again for your kind words.
Safe Travels
Joyce
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Reviewed 29 January 2019

Great jet boat trip. Once across Lake Hauroko it was down the Wairaurahiri River. This is a beautiful fast flowing river. Johan our driver/guide/cook was very knowledgable about the history of the area, trees and birds etc. Fantastic lunch at Waitutu Lodge. Really great day out.

Date of experience: January 2019
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2019

Hi,
Thanks for your review.
It is a awesomely beautiful place, that we are so fortunate to be able to call our office:-)
Safe Travels and thanks for joining us on one of our adventures.
Kind Regards
Joyce
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Reviewed 5 January 2019

This ranks as one of the best days experience I've ever had. I fly paragliders, sail and climb mountains. But for a combination of pure adrenaline, expert wisdom and overall wilderness experience this beats them all. Forget other jet boat trips and take this one. You really won't be disappointed. My partner likewise rates it as one of the best days of her life (and we are in our late sixties so it's been a long life!)

Johan is a fantastic jet boat pilot, and knows everything there is to know about the wildlife, plants, geology and scenery of this remote corner of Southland. And he knows all about the history from early settlers to today. He knows every boulder, hidden log, overhanging branch and rapid on the fantastic journey down (and back up!) the wild Wairaurahiri River, which is a good job as our survival depended on it!. And he cooks a fantastic barbecue too!

We were there on a pretty windy day, which added to the adrenaline crossing the beautiful Lake Hauroko both ways. That's before you add in the crazy run up and down the river. It's a whole day adventure and you'll feel mentally exhausted by the end of it - it's FANTASTIC!

JUST DO IT!!

Date of experience: January 2019
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

Hi,
Wow thanks for the awesome review. Johan loves his corner of paradise and it shows with the way he is about the area.
Thanks again for your review I'll make sure Johan has a read of your and the others reviews.
Safe Travels
Joyce & Johan
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