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Wairaurahiri Jet

1260 Clifden Highway, Clifden 9691, New Zealand
+64 800 376 174
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Amazing experience

I can't say enough good things about this experience, it was just fantastic. The scenery, the wild... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ken S
jet boat down the Wairaurahiri river

This was a great day, we took the whole day option. Johan was an amazing host - very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Sue T
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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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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“venison” (14 reviews)
“waitutu lodge” (31 reviews)
“lake hauroko” (34 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1260 Clifden Highway, Clifden 9691, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say enough good things about this experience, it was just fantastic. The scenery, the wild river ride, the beauty of the coast and the amazing views out to the Solander islands. Roffy is a great host who gauges the personality of his guests...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

This was a great day, we took the whole day option. Johan was an amazing host - very knowledgeable about the history in the area and very competent travelling down the river

Thank Sue T
wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Hi, Thanks for your kind words and your review. Safe travels Regards Joyce and Johan Wairaurahiri Jet

Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I recently done this jet boat ride with family, I have been down this river and back two times and on one occasion we flew into The Waitutu Lodge by helicopter and had our 92 year old Mum along for the ride . I will...More

Thank Richard B
wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hi. Thanks for your great review. I could use you, to write our next brochure:-) I’ll pass on your kind words to Johan. Hopefully we will see you again on one of our Adventures. Kind Regards and safe travels Joyce Wairaurahiri Jet

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

A NZ wilderness adventure from start to finish. Don't miss this one, it's worth every cent. Beautiful native bush, a rocking and rolling jet boat ride, and barbequed venison for lunch at a quirky lodge on the isolated South coast. Wonderful!

Thank Linda M
wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Hi Thank you for your review. It is truly a awesome place we’re we get to work and play in. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to show it off to you:-) Safe Travels Kind Regards Johan and Joyce Wairaurahiri Jet

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Last week, I set out to go for a walk along Lake Hauroko. In the carpark, I met Johan, co-owner along with his wife Joyce, of Wairaurahiri Jet. He told me that there was an opening available on his jet boat excursion that day, and...More

Thank Nicole K
justjuice, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Hi, Thanks for your great review. I'm pleased you where in the right place at the right time. Best wishes for your summer in Fiordland. Cheers, Johan.

Reviewed 3 November 2017

Great service from Joyce and Johan across Lake Hauroko at the end of the Dusky Track. The booking process was easy and they were quick to respond to my phone message (they are often out of signal on the lake/river) and by email. It's a...More

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justjuice, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Hi, Thanks for your kind words. Its great to get feed back on our Dusky track service and the Wairaurahiri Jet, Thanks:-) Hopefully we will see you again some time Safe travels. Warm Regards Johan and Joyce.

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth the money and a thrill to be where it would take me days to walk there and back. Lovely couple. Delicious venison and salads for lunch. Learnt about NZ birds bush and conservation. Best way to go out for lunch in all New...More

Thank travelee
justjuice, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Hi, Thanks for your comments, Boating in and out sure does save time on the legs:-) I hope you come back sometime. Safe Travels and thanks for your kind words.

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This boat trip was every penny worth it! It is a 6 hours trip over the deepest lake in New Zealand and then down the Wairaurahiri river with a few stops a long the way. We were able to spot a deer and learned about...More

Thank MettePettersson
wjet, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Hi. Thanks so much for your kind words Johan is a great host. His enjoyment of the area, he gets to call his office, shows with his passion for the wild Wairaurahiri and the surrounding area. Thanks again for your review. Kind regards and safe...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Fiordland turned on a beautiful day as we set of with Johna after a cancelation of our trip by his opposition Paul luckily for most of our group we were able to reinstate our plans. The lake was at its best and Johan is so...More

Thank Margaret C
justjuice, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hi, Thanks for your kind words, I can't apologize enough for the false cancellation, maybe a review on Humpridge Jet Wairaurahiri Adventures, trip advisor might prevent him from doing it again and save others from his dodgy ethics I'm pleased it all worked out in...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We had booked to travel with Johann but rang a number given to us for Paul whom I thought worked for Johann. I was told that the river was too low so the trip was off. We sadly accepted that we were going to miss...More

3  Thank Deanne F
justjuice, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately, your group have not been the only ones given incorrect information on occasion by Paul, of Hump Ridge jet / Wairaurahiri Adventures (and a variety of other trading names, web and e-mail address, no doubt to confuse and deceive.)...More

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