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Wairaurahiri Jet

1260 Clifden-Orawia Rd | Clifden, Tuatapere 9691, New Zealand
+64 3-225 5677
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Tuatapere
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Despite a bleak Fiordland day of hail, sleet and a biting breeze Johan skilfully negotiated his way down the high and fast flowing river to the lodge. With an outstanding lunch of wild venison, sausages and gourmet salads prepared by his own fair hands washed down with a nerve settling Otago white we were prepared for our return adventure. This... More

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justjuice, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. What a day!! Fiordland threw it all at us except high winds. Cool photo of hail stones bouncing about our ears. But we still all enjoyed the day. Cheers, Johan. More

Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Johan and the folks at the waitutu lodge made an awesome day truly amazing. It was a great way to spend a birthday. Thanks!!. I would highly recommend doing the full day trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

wow 'every man and his dog should do this'!! its a trip I've now done three times and will again! it has everything and then some, regardless of the season. The most awe-inspiring scenery, amidst Fiorldland National Park less the rat race of boats and people. Lake Hauroko with its history, myths and mystic, the mist and snow capped mountain... More

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Brunnen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A fantastic experience gliding across the lake then weaving down the very steep Wairaurahiri River through the national park to the sea. This is an absolute must do experience for thoese who love the outdoors and in the words of a 14year old girl in our party "that was better than any theme park ride I've every had" - shes... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The jet trip was awesome! It was so great that I had to bring my parents all the way from Israel to experience it as well. It is the best experience in New Zealand, and it is a MUST do when you travel to the south island. Ditch the commercial jets around Queenstown and take the real thing, a real... More

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Masterton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Joyce & Johan are the most helpful friendly couple! Obviously know the area intimately. Awesome,thrilling jetboat ride, very skilful down low running river! Thank you to them for fitting us in and also for car transportation at end of 2 day south coast walk. Both are obviously very committed to protecting the area. Waitutu Lodge is a great place to... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This was a fantastic day, such beautiful scenery to make you speechless and so much fun on the jetboat. A great lunch at the lodge and Johan was really cool and knowledgable. Will urge others to do this trip!

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Tannum Sands, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

20th Feb 2014 Baldwin Family members done a trip down to visit my brother Peter and Rose Baldwin caretakers at the Waitutu lodge. Trip of a life time, will be back . I walked to The Wairaurahiri river 51 years ago, I was 12 years of age to return after all these years was unbelievable quite emotional , to look... More

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Putaruru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We did the trip on a beautiful sunny South Island Sunday in February , but still only saw 3 other boats on Lake Hauroko and no one else on the river . Such a pleasant surprise after the throngs of tourists in the Queenstown area. The scenery was just magnificent, basically as it was before Man came to NZ. I... More

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Putaruru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Great day with Johan. He knows so much about the area and ecology. Fun trip Great lunch. Best jet boat ride ever! Must do!!

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