Your adventure starts by meeting Johan at Lake Hauroko at 9:45am for your 10am departure on you adventure in Southern Fiordland

After s a short safety briefing and life jacket fittings, its off for the ultimate jet boat ride across the mysterious Lake Hauroko, to the mouth of the wild Wairaurahiri River, here you'll encounter some of the most exciting white water rapids of New Zealands longest water fall along with the veiw of the pristine Waitutu Forest.

Wairaurahiri Jet Experience

After your ride across Lake Hauroko in our purpose built twin engined Jet Boat, its down the 34 kilometres of Grade 3 white water rapids until you reach the rugged and beautiful South Coast of New Zealand.

Along the way Johan takes time to for you to admire the untouched pristine Waitutu Forest, he will also introduce our award winning environmental efforts and lead you on a short guided walk into beautiful Fiordland.

After reaching the wild south coast of New Zealand, Johan prepares your complimentary venison BBQ lunch, you will have the opportunity at this time to explore the area and enjoy lunch, then it is back in the boat at 2 pm for the upstream  journey to Lake Hauroko, this allows you to experience the full force of the Wairaurahiri River's mighty current, ariving back at the departture point at approxiamately 4pm


Duration of this trip is

approximately 6 hours.


Brilliant Jet boat and Fjordland experience

Mette Pettersson
Wairaurahiri Jet
30 Jun 2017

Overall Rating:

This boat trip was every penny worth it! It is a 6 hours trip over the deepest lake in New Zealand and then down the Wairaurahiri river with a few stops a long the way. We were able to spot a deer and learned about the protection work in the fjordland areas. We were stunned by the BBQ venison lunch down at the waitutu lodge, Johan is a really good host and cook. We had a marvelous time and would highly recommend their tour! Especially if you're not keen on crowded and busy places. The river tour has everything New Zealand nature has to offer.



Overall Rating: 

The journey was an experience of NZ untouched, with beautiful vistas of Mountains, water river rapids and still lake in silence.
Johanus delivered the service at exactly the right pitch of knowledge, friendliness and professionalism. The birthday cake was thoughtful as well as coordinating a helicopter experience that happened by chance.

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"Excellent day out

"Excellent day out fantastic ride and brilliant driving by Johan. He knows the river like the back of his hand! Not at all touristy or gimmicky just good fun all day!"

trip adviser reveiw

"Exciting & Breathtaking

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..."

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