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Wairaurahiri Jet

- Wild Wairaurahiri River. Grade three rock strewn rapids 74 kilometres of Jet Boating adventure.

- Jet boat across the mysterious Lake Hauroko. NZ deepest lake.

- Unmodified Podocarp forest, Waitutu forest and Lodge.

- Explore the Rugged South Coast.

- Nature walks and delicious lunch included.

- Purpose built Jet boat, twin lexusV8 engines, large and roomy boat for your comfort.

- Original Wairaurahiri Jet is owned and operated by Johan and Joyce.

- Life jackets, woolly hats and some wet weather gear provided.

- Bring a sense of adventure, sunglasses, warm water proof clothing and sturdy foot wear.

- Environmental award winners - 2008. Proud supporters of our local community and of ongoing conservationï initiatives, plus our own stoat trapping project.

- Extract from a guest sums it up

It is an experience I would recommend to anyone. Prepare to see NZ as it is rarely seen in a way that must be as close as it would be, untouched This is a true ecotourism adventure product.

Johan Groters along with Joyce Kolk own and Operate Wairaurahiri Jet in the heart of Southern Fiordland.

Our jet boat trip is one not to be missed. We cross Lake Hauroko then down the wild Wairaurahiri rivers grade three rapids to the rugged south Coast where we stop for real kiwi style venison BBQ.

The journey travels 74 kilometres through unmodified beech and Podocarp forests. The amazing natural beauty of the place takes your breath away.

As part of our trip we have since 2006 included stoat and rat trapping as part of our trip.� We have now got 89 sponsored traps along the Eastern bank of the Wairaurahiri River and have recently expanded the trapping to include 49 traps along part of the South Coast Track from the Wairaurahiri River East to the Percy Burn Viaduct.

It is a great way to combine conservation with a commercial operation and involve our guests in our bid to rid the forest of these evil predators.

Wairaurahiri Jet takes you into the Southern end of Fiordland National park. We set off from Lake Hauroko crossing the lower part of New Zealand�s deepest lake then its down the wild, grade three rock strewn rapids of the Wairaurahiri river to the sea.

Our trip passes through beautiful unmodified Podocarp forests. We have short guided nature walk along the way.

Once we are at the sea we set�you off to explore the rugged South Coast while we cook your delicious kiwi style BBQ lunch. After lunch it�s back on board for the return journey up the river across the lake back to the departure point. We also involve our guests with our own conservation project protecting our native bird.

  • Our All Day Adventure departs from Lake Hauroko at 10am and returns 4:00pm.
  • One way tramper pick up/ drop off connects with the South Coast Track and The Hump Ridge Track.
  • Helicopter Jet boat combinations are an awesome way to view the amazing Percy Burn Viaduct, along with the breath taking aerial views.
  • We can organise over night trips staying at the Waitutu Lodge on the coast.

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