Your adventure starts with a jet boat ride across the mysteriousLake Hauroko to the mouth of the Wairaurahiri River, where you'll encounter some of the most intense and exciting white water rapids of New Zealands longest water fall.
After your ride across Lake Hauroko, its 34 kilometres of Grade 3 rapids until the South Coast of New Zealand is reached. Along the way several stops are made to admire the magnificent scenery of this unique region. You will also be able to enjoy several short walks into beautiful Fiordland National Park, including a complimentary delicious lunch stop.
After reaching the wild south coast of New Zealand, the adventure continues and the return journey allows you to experience the full force of the Wairaurahiri River's mighty current as we travel upstream to the original departure point.
Duration of this trip is
approximately 6 hours.
This boat trip was every penny worth it! It is a 6 hours trip over the deepest lake in New Zealand and then down the Wairaurahiri river with a few stops a long the way. We were able to spot a deer and learned about the protection work in the fjordland areas. We were stunned by the BBQ venison lunch down at the waitutu lodge, Johan is a really good host and cook. We had a marvelous time and would highly recommend their tour! Especially if you're not keen on crowded and busy places. The river tour has everything New Zealand nature has to offer.
The journey was an experience of NZ untouched, with beautiful vistas of Mountains, water river rapids and still lake in silence.
Johanus delivered the service at exactly the right pitch of knowledge, friendliness and professionalism. The birthday cake was thoughtful as well as coordinating a helicopter experience that happened by chance.