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Wairaurahiri Jet

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Address: 1260 Clifden Highway | Clifden, Tuatapere 9691, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-225 5677
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Awesome experience, thrilling and informative

Our ride down and back up the Wairaurahiri River with Johan was a thrill a second. At several stops on the beautiful forested riverbanks he was very informative about flora and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
PippaStevo
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Our ride down and back up the Wairaurahiri River with Johan was a thrill a second. At several stops on the beautiful forested riverbanks he was very informative about flora and fauna. He then cooked us up a fantastic feast for lunch. A multi-talented man! A multi-sensory experience. Loved it.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were a party of five who booked our trip with Wairaurhiri Jet for the sole purpose of reaching the mouth of the river for the two day walk back along the South Coast Track. However, the trip proved to be a highlight of our NZ visit. All but one in our group have used jet boats on multiple occasions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Absolutely brilliant trip, stops and points out interesting sights, lunch provided, Johan fits the trip to the people on board. Well worth it.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Jet boating on the turbulent Wairaurahiri River in the SouthWest of Southland, starting at Lake Hauroko, New Zealand's deepest lake, is both exciting and exhilarating. Although we thought we were well wrapped in our jackets and hats, Johan encouraged us to add his long waterproof coats, South American chullo hats and life jackets to our garb! The jet boat traversed... More 

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St. Brelade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I booked this trip through 'Trips and Tramps' and was picked up by Steve and taken the 1 hour drive to be met by Joyce who owns and runs Wairauahiri Jet together with her husband Johan. The trip leaves from Lake Hauroko which is the deepest lake in New Zealand at 460m with Johan in his jet boat with its... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The Wairaurahiri Jet Boating experience was taken by chance and through the efforts of "Trips &Tramps" and Johan we ended up with an unforgettable experience that had it all - thrills, environmental and geological information, white water and the occasional wet face from the spray. If you are intending to have some excitement with education and a gourmet lunch in... More 

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Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The trip was very good , we really enjoyed it , very informative and professional , lovely lunch as well.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Wairaurahiri Jet departs from Lake Hauroko in Fiordland, then down the Wairaurahiri River as far as the river mouth. Surrounded by untouched native forest the steep river descent provides a thrilling ride around the rapids. There is one stop for visitors to walk ashore in the forest. Lunch is at Waitutu Lodge tramping accommodation. A superb barbeque including wild venison... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Completely unique experience and a brilliant way to get to experience some of the best of untouched New Zealand. The hats were not only a fun novelty but very practical too for keeping hair under control as you race across the stunning lake and down the river to the sea and paua shell beach. Johan's 20 year knowledge of the... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Wairaurahiri Jet was really great. Wonderful drive getting there and you set off from Lake Hauroko. Weather was stunning and Johan and Joyce very knowledgeable and friendly. The trip down the river is stunning, stopping to check the traps which have been set to catch stoats, weasels and rats. These little devils kill the bird life so they are doing... More 

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