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Address: 1260 Clifden Highway | Clifden, Tuatapere 9691, New Zealand
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+64 800 376 174
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Jet boat into the heart of Fiordland

South Island's ultimate jet boat ride!...

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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Wairaurahiri jet boat ride

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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Margaret C
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 informative about the flora, forna and history of the area and the lake it made... More 

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justjuice, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this review

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 the end :-) Johan is so passionate about the area Hopefully your friends that had... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 out on this much anticipated trip so changed bookings and readjusted our travel plans. Our... More 

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justjuice, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this review

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.) Our Trading name has always been Wairaurahiri Jet, since 1994. I guess imitation is the... More 

Australia
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This Jet Boat ride is the best we've ever seen. It is a 6 to 7 hour ride across Lake Hauroko for 10 KM then a 72 KM Fast thrilling ride down the Wairauahiri River to the Southern Ocean. Expertly driven by Johan with a BBQ lunch at the end & local information on Flora & Fauna. There is a... More 

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justjuice, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your great review. I will pass on your kind words to Johan. If your ever back this way I hope you can join us again for one of our adventures on the Wild Wairaurahiri River Kind REgards Joyce Wairaurahiri Jet More 

Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

If you want to have an awesome day do this Wairaurhiri Jet boat trip...Just Do It! We met Johan the owner and a good kiwi bugger at Lake Hauroko on a perfect day. Six of us did the chopper trip from Lake Hauroko to the Waitutu Lodge where the Wairaurhiri river meets the ocean. Had lunch then jet boated back... More 

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justjuice, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your awesome review. It really is a great way to experience Fiordland south. By helicopter and by jet boat. Also thanks for putting up times of travel it will certainly help others to know we aren't really that far away:-) Thanks again Take care Joyce & Johan Wairaurahiri Jet More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This was an amazing trip. Johan has such a wealth of knowledge of the area! Beautiful scenery and delicious lunch down by the mouth of the river at Waitutu Lodge. Definitely recommend this trip to anyone visiting the area.

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justjuice, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review your trip with us. I hope that you can join us again for one of trips down the Wild Wairaurahiri River. Warm Regards Joyce and Johan Wairaurahiri Jet More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Had an awesome experience with Wairaurahiri Jet, being on the river with Johan was so special with he and Joyce's passion for the environment and knowledge of the area, they made us feel so safe, amazing food and the scenery WOW, I'm booking the whole family next time - a must do!!!

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justjuice, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this review

Hi, We are pleased you had such a great time. We do really care for the amazing area we get to call our office. I guess that comes through with the passion we express while on our trips. The stoat and rat trapping is really helping in some areas where the birds have returned. Thanks again for your great review... More 

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Well worth doing, great way to get a glimpse of wilderness with little effort. Trip was well run, felt safe and not as horribly noisy as I'd imagined a jet boat might be. Had hoped for a little more informative commentary though.

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justjuice, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review and comments. I will pass on your suggestion to Johan regarding his commentary. I'm pleased the boat wasn't as noisy as it might have been Johan works really hard with new technology to quieten down the sound of the engines:-) I let him know that its working. Thanks again for your review I hope if... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

A day to remember. Jet boating across the lake. Really informative and so friendly. Johan followed by a Totally jaw dropping skippering skills on a very full river. 35km's each way of bonkers white knuckle stuff with spectacular views of perfectly preserved indigenous landscape. Lunch so good, can't believe he got the boat back onto a plane with all those... More 

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justjuice, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review I love your soooo descriptive words. :-)))) Johan had a cuckle when he read your review. Thanks for taking the time to review us on tripadvisor I think it really does help others to read genuine reviews. Thanks again and hopefully you can join us again for a "bonkers white knuckle" adventure Kind Regards Joyce... More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

This Wairaurahiri Jet All Day Adventure trip has everything! Six hours of activity for a reasonable price with a most agreeable lunch of New Zealand cheeses, wine and venison. There are thrills aplenty in running the rapids of the fast flowing Wairaurahiri River to the sea, then doing it again against the current with a man who knows what he... More 

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justjuice, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your kind words. Johans head will grow with all those compliments :-))) He is very keen on the area and has a genuine love of the birds and trees etc. I'm pleased you had such a great trip. I hope you will return one day and join us again. Thanks again for your review. Take care, safe... More 

Gore, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Boarded the jet boat at 10.00am, bit of a safety briefing and history lesson on the region, headed out across Lake Hauroko. Stopped at Teal Bay for more history and nature lessons, then down the river, an absolutely thrilling ride, definitely white knuckles. Stopped half way down the river to get off boat and have a walk around in the... More 

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justjuice, Owner at Wairaurahiri Jet, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review, Johan likes to keep the lunch a secret so his guests are pleasantly surprised... I think he should skite about his venison cooking skills. Thanks again for your kind words. Warm Regards Joyce and Johan Wairaurahiri Jet More 

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