Adventures & Pricing

  • Prices valid from 1st November 2018 to 31st October 2019
  • Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All children under 12 years of age must have adult supervision.
  • Caregiver impaired person ratio must be as per caregivers SOP. 
  • Wairaurahiri Jet reserves the right to cancel any trip due to unforeseen circumstances which may endanger the guests or crew.

92 kms Jet Boating |  Duration: 6 hours

Leaves Lake Hauroko boat ramp at 10am.

Set off across New Zealand's deepest lake.

Then drop 600 feet via the rock strewn, white water rapids of the grade three wild Wairaurahiri River  to the rugged south coast for a complementary yummy Kiwi Style BBQ lunch at the Waitutu Lodge.  

Nature walks and friendly local hosts free.

Price: $279 per adult, $179 per child -16 years and under.


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Be part of Wairaurahiri Jets very successful stoat rat trapping project. Eco tourism at it's best exciting jet boat ride Great Lunch and being involved in helping our native birds.

2 Year trap sponsorship includes: 
Free All Day Adventure (as above), with Wairaurahiri Jet for one. Plus join our "Good Guys List" on our web site.

Price: per Trap $299.00

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One way transport for hunters or trampers. Drop off or pick up or both. (see below)

Price:  (one way) $189 per Adult : $95 per Child 16 years and under

Drop off and return by Wairaurahiri Jet after your stay at the coast.

Price: $300 adult $150 per child

We can also help with your vehicles relocation to South Coast Track or Lake Hauroko boat ramp.

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The ultimate get away. Jet boat down the white waters of the Wairaurahiri River. Stay overnight -or a week, your choice-at the Waitutu Lodge, then jet boat back to the real world the following day. These trips can be tailored to suit ie length of duration of stay, 

Waitutu lodge accommodation $35 per person per night. Bedding supplied an extra $20 pp per night.

Drop off and return by Wairaurahiri Jet after your stay at the coast.

Price: $300 per Adult : $150 per Child 

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All Day Adventure combined with the added fun of seeing Fiordland from the air with local Pilot, Dale Green and Heli My Way.

Our extended fly time lets you land at Percy Burn Viaduct, the largest remaining wooden viaduct fly over the Okaka Hut on the Hump Ridge then land at the Waitutu Lodge to meet up with the rest of your group for a complimentary tasty yummy kiwi style Bar B Que.

Then its swap over and return to Lake Hauroko Boat ramp.

Multiples of 12 or 8 guests needed for this adventure. minimum numbers needed 8.

This option can cater for large groups 24 and more

Price: $449 per person

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This option includes jet boating the top third of the wild Wairaurahiri River, cruises around part of the mysterious Lake Hauroko, then view the amazing scenery from air by Helicopter.

Includes a complimentary lunch / sausage sizzle.

Price: $249per Person Large Groups of 20 or more. 

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Up to 12 guests plus our complimentary BBQ lunch and driver.

Price: $2800 : 


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Season 1st November- 1st April.

Transport across Lake Hauroko aboard the vessel 'Namu'.

The only lake transport operator to Dusky Track, take in the spectacular scenery during the 1 hour (  approximately ) cruise.

Transport from Te Anau to meet with me at Clifden is with Trips and Tramps. Booking is essential.

Price: $99 Per Person (one way) Monday and Thursdays

$650 boat charter 1-6 guests (on days other than Monday or Thursday.)

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Departing Tuatapere we drive through lush river flat farmland into the Lilburn Valley. Forest plantations, beef and deer farms and dense native forest bring us to the shores of Lake Hauroko .

Board the vessel ‘Namu' and cruise the mysterious Lake Hauroko, to Hauroko Burn. Lake Hauroko is nestled deep in the wilderness of Southwest Fiordland. Lake Hauroko is steeped in early Maori History & Legend and its remoteness will take you back to the unspoiled beginnings of New Zealand .

Along the way several stops are made to admire the magnificent scenery of this unique region. You will also be able to enjoy a short walk into beautiful Fiordland National Park.

What to bring:

  • Good, warm clothing
  • Gloves, hat, wet weather gear
  • Camera, insect repellent

We provide:

  • Lifejackets
  • All safety and survival gear

Price: $149 Per Person. Minimum 4 People

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Minimum numbers may apply.
The adventure would be a eco tourist dream........ A two or three day hike either along the South Coast track or up over the Hump Ridge checking, re setting and re baiting (when needed) the stoat, rat traps. Accommodation and Breakfast (porridge) at the Hump Track Lodges at either Port Craig or Okaka on the first night Second evening at the Waitutu Lodge with the luxury of a hot shower or bath. Then the best bit a jet boat ride up the Wild Wairaurahiri River across Lake Hauroko then back to their vehicle at Track start.

You'll need to take your own food and sleeping bag (bedding can be hired) along with your personal gear, cooking equipment supplied at lodges. Please ask us about the upgrades that are available.

Price: $POA - November – April. ( $189 one way jet boat, $125.00 per person per night at Hump Track complexs, Waitutu Lodge, $35 per person pernight , Accommodation at DOC huts available $3 hut passes - one hut pass)



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Includes a night at Okaka on he Hump Ridge Track or a night at Port Craigs historical school house. A night at the Waitutu Lodge with the luxury of a hot shower or bath. Then the best bit is a jet boat ride up the Wild Wairaurahiri River across Lake Hauroko then back to your vehicle at Track start.

You'll need to take your own food cooking equipment and sleeping bag along with your personal gear, cooking equipment supplied at Waitutu lodge only.
What you reckon? Contact Us and we will send you on your way to enjoy the best thing since sliced bread.

Price : $POA - off season/ winter rates for Hump Ridge Track

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Interested in arranging other trips or charters? Wairaurahiri Jet is extremely flexible and no doubt we can accommodate your needs in Southern Fiordland. Everything from heli-jet (helicopter and jet boat) charters to hunting adventures, Boots and Boats, Just send us a message and we'll get back to you.

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The very best Jet in Nz!

Reviewed by RosemaryM1550

13 Feb 2019

The very best Jet in Nz!

This trip was awesome. Amazing views and scenery along the lake and river. Johann is a wonderful guide / jet driver with extensive knowledge of the area. Getting to jet the rapids, walk in the forest. Wander around where the river meets the Ocean and eat fabulous food. We’ve done pretty much all of the jet boat rides in NZ and this is by far the very best.

Best jet boat experience I've been on!!

Best jet boat experience I've been on!!

We've done the Queenstown jet boats and one in the North Island but this blew them away. The length of the journey, over a lake and into a narrow river head, then down the river over rapids, amongst the native bush, all the way down to the sea had us in awe. HIghly recommended for those who want to get away from the crowds and hustle of Queenstown. The operators are completely down to earth "Kiwi" as well (unlike the sometimes "salesy" folks up north). My wife who has also done other jet boat rides and experiences, proclaimed after the first spin: "this is the coolest thing I've ever done!!". Seriously. I'd sum up the difference between the Queenstown jets and this one as Queenstown being a jet boat "ride" while this is a jet boat "trip", maybe "journey". very cool.


Reviewed by Grandsire C

4 Jan 2019

Forget all others, this is the real deal!

This ranks as one of the best days experience I've ever had. I fly paragliders, sail and climb mountains. But for a combination of pure adrenaline, expert wisdom and overall wilderness experience this beats them all. Forget other jet boat trips and take this one. You really won't be disappointed. My partner likewise rates it as one of the best days of her life (and we are in our late sixties so it's been a long life!) Johan is a fantastic jet boat pilot, and knows everything there is to know about the wildlife, plants, geology and scenery of this remote corner of Southland. And he knows all about the history from early settlers to today. He knows every boulder, hidden log, overhanging branch and rapid on the fantastic journey down (and back up!) the wild Wairaurahiri River, which is a good job as our survival depended on it!. And he cooks a fantastic barbecue too! We were there on a pretty windy day, which added to the adrenaline crossing the beautiful Lake Hauroko both ways. That's before you add in the crazy run up and down the river. It's a whole day adventure and you'll feel mentally exhausted by the end of it - it's FANTASTIC! JUST DO IT!!