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30-Minute Beach to Bay Jet Boat Experience from Te Anau

30-Minute Beach to Bay Jet Boat Experience from Te Anau

Jet Boating - Te Anau - Starting from $49.00 per person

Prepare yourself for 30 minutes of a fast and thrilling jet boat ride across Lake Te Anau towards Dock Bay for an up-close peek into Fiordland National Park. Lots of spins, spray and laughter!

Straight from our office - lakefront in the heart of Te Anau - you'll step aboard your jet boat and be off! Speed across picturesque Lake Te Anau - the largest of the southern glacial lakes, surrounded by majestic mountains and ancient forests - it’s a seriously magical place. The 360'... More...

Twin Lakes Helicopter Jet Boat Combo Tour from Te Anau

Twin Lakes Helicopter Jet Boat Combo Tour from Te Anau

Jet Boating - Te Anau - Starting from $449.00 per person

After a thrilling jet boat trip down the Waiau River to Lake Manapouri, get picked up on the shore of the Waiau by your helicopter and embark on an unparalleled experience! Helicopter across the shore of Lake Te Anau up to Jackson Peaks, elevated at 1622 metres above sea level. You will then land on Jackson peaks and marvel at the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park. Take time to capture plenty of photos to forever remember this incredible opportunity. More...

Pure Wilderness Jet Boat Tour through Fiordland

Pure Wilderness Jet Boat Tour through Fiordland

Jet Boating - Te Anau - Starting from $139.00 per person

Enjoy the thrill of jet boating down the majestic trout filled Waiau River, to the serene Lake Manapouri, step foot into Fiordland National Park and learn all about this unique location.

Suddenly, find yourself out on the breath-taking Lake Manapouri. Surrounded by mountains that have been carved by snow and ice over centuries, experience a sense of wonderment as you gaze at the magnificent mountains and sit in awe of their sheer beauty.

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Spacer Wairaurahiri River Jet Boating

The Longest Waterfall in New Zealand

Aboard the Jet you will speed over Lake Hauroko and then dive into the intake of the Wairaurahiri River - one of New Zealand’s most remote and untouched rivers.
Unique and secluded, the river flows through virgin beech forest that is over 1 million years old.
This is a spectacular jet boat experience that is an ultimate combination of thrilling jet boating and natural surroundings. For 27 kilometre’s the river travels down obstacle strewn white water rapids, and emerges on the rugged South Coast of New Zealand. From here visitors may opt to walk inland to view the spectacular historical Percy Burn Viaduct, or just relax and enjoy the abundance of wildlife.

Spacer Where is the Wairaurahiri River?
Located on the South Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, the Wairaurahiri River drains Lake Hauroko - the deepest lake in New Zealand.
The river falls some 520 feet to sea level and consists of 27 kilometre’s of grade 3 rapids.

Spacer The Boats
Jet Boating came into being through the inventive genius of New Zealander CWF (Bill) Hamilton, who was looking for a means of boating on the swift, shallow rivers of the South Island high country where he farmed.

Bill Hamilton developed the concept of the jet boat when he ruled out as impractical the use of a conventional external propellor (easily damaged in shallow rivers) to push boats along.

He devised the revolutionary jet system when he used an internal propeller (impeller) to suck water through a chamber on his boat then force it out through a moveable nozzle to provide both propulsion and maneuverability.

Spacer Safety
Stringent safety procedures are observed, and jet boat drivers are very experienced. There is, however, an age restriction of 12 years.

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