If you are looking for the ultimate eco jet boat tour then join Wairauahiri Jet for an all day adventure, 94 kilometres of jet boating fun right into the heart of Fiordland National Park and back, travelling across Lake Hauroko and down to the rugged southern coast via the wild Wairaurahiri River.
Short on time? Then join Southern Scenic Jet for 30+ minutes of exciting, fast paced jet boating from the historic Clifden suspension bridge on the Southern Scenic Route, heading upstream into the native beach forest of the Waiau valley.
Our Lake Hauroko Tours have been operating commercial transport to the Dusky Track & tours on Lake Hauroko since 1980, we operate a scheduled boat service to and from the Lake Hauroko end of the Dusky Track on Mondays & Thursdays from the begining of November to the end of April. Other days are available by arrangement.
Wairaurahiri Jet is committed to being economically, socially and environmentally sustainable to reflect the pristine environment in which we operate.
Your adventure starts by meeting Johan at Lake Hauroko at 9:45am for your 10am departure on you adventure in Southern Fiordland. After 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. 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 departure point at approxiamately 4pm
One way transport for 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.
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,
Set in the pristine Waitutu Forest ten minutes walk from the South Coast, two days walk from the nearest road end at Blue Cliffs Beach this is an ideal place to spend a peaceful day to two.
The Lodge, owned and managed by the Waitutu Incorporation, provides backpacker style accommodation for up to 22 guests.
The Lodge caters for trampers and our Jetboat clients and has six bedrooms, large common room, drying room, hot showers, flush toilets, Gas cooking facilities, cooking and eating utensils, crockery etc and is managed by resident caretakers Rose and Pete Baldwin.
Are you ready for a break while your traveling along the southern scenic Route? Feel like a bit of an adventure? Join us for an exciting jet boat ride along the scenic Waiau River for 30+ minutes of exciting, fast paced jet boating from the historic Clifden suspension bridge on the Southern Scenic Route, heading upstream into the native beach forest of the Waiau valley.
Our Jet Boat trip is a delightful way to take in the sights and experience the area and wildlife in a unique way, our guides are able to explain and interpret almost anything you see, as well as things you may have wanted to know about on your travels “but where afraid to ask”.
The Jet Boat is fully compliant and our drivers fully trained and licenced, your safety is our paramount concern.
Transport to the start of the Dusky Track at Hauroko Burn ( and other way)
Tuatapere is a small pioneering town built alongside the mighty Waiau River, situated not far from the rugged Southwest coast, Tuatapere offers the gateway to Southwest Fiordland, Lake Hauroko & the Dusky Track. Lake Hauroko is the deepest known lake in New Zealand, it is completely natural with no man made interference, and is a spectacular start to the Dusky Track.
Lake Hauroko Tours operates a scheduled boat service to and from the Lake Hauroko end of the Dusky Track on Mondays & Thursdays from the begining of November to the end of April. Other days are available by arrangement.
Lake Hauroko Tours picks up from Cliffden and meets all connections from Te Anau or Invercargill.
We are keen to share with you our vast knowledge & experience of the Southwest corner of New Zealand.
Helicopter rides, jet boat trips, over night or twilight adventures – feel free to contact us for your custom adventure requirements; we are extremely flexible and are happy to accommodate your needs.
Phone: (64) 3 225 5677 Freephone: 0800 376 174 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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