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“Nothing But Smiles”

Humpridge Jet Wairaurahiri Adventures
Ranked #2 of 4 Tours in Invercargill
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Canada
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nothing But Smiles”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

A wonderful and exciting day. We couldn't stop smiling. Fun but safe at the same time. Lunch was delicious. It was a windy day and we got wet but it was fantastic and would do this again in a minute. Loved by the entire family. Great job and thank you.!!!

Visited February 2014
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Paul R, Manager at Humpridge Jet Wairaurahiri Adventures, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Pleased you enjoyed your day out and yes we got abit of everything that's Southland for you 4 season's in one day! Cheers Roffy
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
“27km luge ride!”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

We are always looking for something new to do on our NZ holidays and found the Humpridge Jet Boat to be an excellent day's outing. An exhilarating ride down the Wairaurahiri River followed by a delicious BBQ. Absolutely beautiful scenery and Roffy handled the jet boat with complete control. Highly recommended.

Visited February 2014
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Paul R, Owner at Humpridge Jet Wairaurahiri Adventures, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
It's Always great to get such a great report from our friends over the Tazzy. Cheers Roffy
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Western Ireland, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A great day's jet boating!”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

You've heard of the rest, now try the best!

This is a great days jet boating on the highest drop river in NZ, amongst a remote wilderness.

Start off by zooming across the lake then head down the grade 3 rapids at full throttle. Roffy handled them like it was a cruise boat, with some 360 spins thrown in!

We got a great spread for BBQ near the beach, had a little walk around, then back up the river against the flow! Again all done at top speed with expert driving.

Roffy was a great guide and I learned some stuff about previous deer trapping operations in the area and plants along the river.

Altogether we were out for almost 6 hours!

A really enjoyable day and highly recommended!

Visited February 2014
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Paul R, Owner at Humpridge Jet Wairaurahiri Adventures, responded to this review, February 8, 2014
Thanks a bunch for your great review! Great Lake, Great river, Great weather and great company makes for a great day out.

Cheers Roffy
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Miami
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Jetboat with a Pro”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

Diverted over to the Wairaurahiri River in Fiordland National Park on our drive from Te Anau to Queenstown and it was worth the effort. An 18' aluminum boat powered by a Chevy V8 running an impellor is the nature of this jet boat. We were able to skim across the lake and the 27km in the river to the sea. Our guide handled the fast moving and often shallow class III rapids with complete control while imparting a good sense of danger and excitement. The lunch at a hut on the ocean was a nice surprise. Highly recommended for kids of all ages.

Visited January 2014
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Paul R, Owner at Humpridge Jet Wairaurahiri Adventures, responded to this review, February 1, 2014
Thank-you for your great review and really when doing this sort of adventure we are all kids at heart LOL.

Cheers Roffy.
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“real jetboating”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Good value, exciting and informative. Excellent BBQ; only downside was not getting the venision marinade recipe! Overnighting at Waitutu Lodge also recommended.

Visited December 2013
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Paul R, Owner at Humpridge Jet Wairaurahiri Adventures, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
Thanks for your great Review maybe next time I'll reveal some of the recipe! have a good new year Cheers Roffy
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