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Wairaurahiri Jet

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Address: 1260 Clifden Highway | Clifden, Tuatapere 9691, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-225 5677
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Really enjoyable day out with Johan. Excellent experience in the boat on the lake and on the river. Stunning scenery and wildlife, Johan is incredibly knowledgable and passes on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Brian S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyable day out with Johan. Excellent experience in the boat on the lake and on the river. Stunning scenery and wildlife, Johan is incredibly knowledgable and passes on his knowledge in a very informative and friendly manner. Incredible value for money when you consider most rides are 20-30mins long whereas this is 6 hours and includes an excellent lunch!... More 

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Thank Brian S
Lyttelton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Jet Boat to the Waitutu Lodge and spent the night before walking out via the Humpridge Track. The boat across Lake Hauroko was beautiful and inspiring with entertaining and informative commentary by our driver. Then down the river was exciting, but the true treat of the whole experience was the southern hospitality shown by our hosts. They... More 

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Thank YankiwiSteve
Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day out in Southland on New Zealand's deepest Lake and best jet boat ride by far! The day includes lots of information, a few stops along the way and some amazing views, even in the heavy rain we were 'lucky' enough to experience! Would recommend to anyone and be confident they'll agree, that this is a... More 

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Thank Neill L
Norwich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the day in the capable hands of Johan and Joyce on an adventure from Lake Hauroko to the sea. Johan, of Dutch extraction, ex farmer and now student of ecology with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the area, its history, movement (this is New Zealand) vegetation, animal life and the people who live and play here, administers the thrills with... More 

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Thank anthonylister
Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome, Awesome, everyone needs to do this, great jet boat ride down the river, host know how to put a great day on.

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Thank Nicola S
Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some bright sparks at work thought The Ultimate Adventure would be a good work doo All I can say is it was the BEST WORK DOO EVER!!! As the saying goes "We don't know how lucky we are" This is a truely spectacular part of NZ with hosts that really know what they're on about Friendly, knowledgable and passionate about... More 

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Thank 857robert
Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic experience - the best jet boat ride I've ever been on! Fantastic people with down to earth hospitality. Thank you - I'm bringing my family back to experience this!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an awesome time!! Made me proud to be a Southlander such beautiful sceneries, lots of laugh's on the Jet Boat & the Helicopter ride was amazing :-) We had a nice BBQ & snacks & lovely down to earth friendly people - Totally Recommend!!

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Thank Jan R
Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic day out. Went with work for our Christmas party. A whole 45 of us and they organised the whole day without a glitch. The jet boat trip and Helicopter ride was a once in a lifetime opportunity for a lot of us. Fantastic people, fantastic day, fantastic food. Couldn't have asked for anything better. Best Christmas party ever!! Highly... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It took us three times before we could finally go on this day trip and it did not disappoint us. Johan was a full of information about the region and a wonderful cook. Even though you are going though small rapids the ride is not scary but be warned it can be very cold if the weather is on the... More 

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