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Exhilarating, scenic lake, mountain and river day trip deep into Southland’s extra special natural, beech forest.

Awesome day trip in the middle of winter with Wairaurahiri Jet - fantastic communication with Joyce... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2021
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A MUST on your list-Exceptional area in our country

This was a stunning day for us. We drove to the Hauroko Lake and were greeted by Johan. We lucked... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2021
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 November 2020 via mobile

Spent the day with Johan travelling the Hauroko lake and down the Wairaurahiri river to the sea and back. Not only a great driver of watercraft, Johan has a wealth of knowledge he is willing to share on local lore, the scenic highlights and thr conservation mission. He is also a natural raconteur and a great chef, evidenced by his perfectly cooked venison bbq for lunch. This is a don't miss experience and leaves Central Otago equivalents looking very tame on a river with Grade 3 rapids. Take the day adventure - in every way you will love it!

Date of experience: November 2020
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2021

Hi,
Thank you for spending he day with us and for taking the time to write a review.
Thanks again
Warm Regards
Johan and Joyce
Wairaurahiri Jet

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Reviewed 14 November 2020 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the jet boat ride and bush walks with Johan. The BBQ lunch was delicious and exceeded expectations. Thanks for a great day.

Date of experience: November 2020
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2021

Hi,
Thanks for writing a review we are pleased that you had a great time and the lunch didn't disapoint:-)

Safe Travel
Johan and Joyce
Wairaurahiri Jet

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Reviewed 10 November 2020 via mobile

I walked the Hump Ridge Track with a group of friends and then took the Wairaurahiri Jet to Lake Hauroko. An unbeatable 35 minutes of scenic excitement on this remote river then across the lake to the road head and transport back to Tuatapere. Thanks
to driver Johan for a thrilling ride, helpful commentary and good skills making for this safe enjoyable trip.

Date of experience: November 2020
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2021

Thanks for your kind words:-)

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Reviewed 25 June 2020

Jet boating in this extremely remote and most beautiful area of New Zealand is a privilege but to be able to experience this with Johan offers the individual the complete spectrum of memories. His knowledge of this area and comprehensive boat man ship is admirable.

Date of experience: June 2020
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2020

Thank you for your review. The day was a wee bit cool but clear and very scenic. Thanks again

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Reviewed 21 June 2020

What an amazing way to see a special part of Fiordland. We had 10 family members go on the 6 hour day experience down the Wairaurahiri river while celebrating a family birthday. While I had been down numerous times and knew it would be a great day, others in the family had never experienced such a trip. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day, even those who thought they wouldn't. Johan and Joyce certainly do an amazing job of the whole experience. We learnt about the history and biodiversity of the area, and had a huge mouth watering lunch. As an added bonus 4 of our party had a trip to the Percy burn viaduct and back with Dale Green from Heli my way. This was something the 4 had really wanted to do. Dale is an excellent pilot and always happy to make it happen for people. I would definitely recommend both the Wairauahiri jet and Heli my way. If anyone has not seen the heart of Fiordland these are must do trips. Nathan Cruickshank

Date of experience: June 2020
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wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2021

HI Nathan,
Thanks for the great review I'm pleased the trip to the viaduct worked out they are certainly worth a look.
Take Care
Johan and Joyce
Wairaurahiri Jet

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