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.
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 InfoHub.com, 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!
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.
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Tuatapere eco-tourism advocate Joyce Kolk thinks everyone should set up pest control traps in their own backyard. But when your backyard extends across hundreds of kilometres that philosophy proves difficult...