Recent Articles


Below are our most recent articles.

31 January 2018, 11:36

A Southland jet boat business is praying the forecasted rain will be enough, after experiencing an enforced, peak-season shutdown for the second year in a row. Wairaurahiri Jet operators Johan Groters and Joyce Kolk missed out on more than $30,000 of bookings after the water level in Lake Hauroko dropped significantly for the seven weeks between March 16 and early May last year. The Wairaurahiri River runs from Lake Hauroko near Tuatapere out to Foveaux Strait, but flows during the period became too low to operate safely.

By info hub
19 December 2017, 13:30

Dear fellow travelers and lovers of nature!  Today we are excited with the news that one of our tours - the ​8-Day Dusky Track​ ​- has been selected as an ​Unordinary Trip of the Month​ by​, the #1 travel portal on the Internet specialized in the ​out-of-ordinary​, special interest vacations. We are truly glad and see this nomination as yet another opportunity to incite more travelers from all around the world to come and follow this challenging but rewarding 84 km tramping track through Fiordland National Park!   

By Rebecca Moore
14 March 2017, 09:56

Wairaurahiri Jet and Lake Hauroko Tours business owner Joyce Kolk said she and husband Johan Groters opened two new businesses in December that were going well. The Southern Scenic Jet and Good Mood Food opened up at the Clifton Suspension Bridge and was attracting more tourists to the already popular spot.

By Johan and Joyce
7 December 2016, 11:29

We have had an extremely busy seaon here at Wairaurahiri Jet. Boating on the Wairaurahiri River has just been awesome with just great river levels to enhance the grade three rapids.

By Joyce and Johan
7 December 2016, 11:21

We have been helping with the beach cleanups on Stewart Island and Fiordland Coastline along with our annual road side cleanups.

By Joyce
23 November 2016, 10:47

So far the winter has been a grand one with warm conditions and as yet very little wild weather. The Princess Mountains have a slight dusting of snow, making photos of the area looking very spectacular.

By Wairuarahiri Jet
26 February 2016, 10:49

Well Summers nearly over but the days are still warm despite the leaves turning to their Autumn colours,

By Joyce Kolk
4 November 2015, 12:08

Wondering where to stay the night before or after your adventure with Wairaurahiri Jet