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Two Days Boating across the Wild South Coast, New Zealand

offered by supplier M17133 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 2 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 20 people
Destination(s): New Zealand  
Specialty Categories: Boating and Sailing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 90 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 180 US Dollar (USD)

Jet Boat across Lake Hauroko and Down the Wairaurahiri River - 83 Kms of Grade 3 Rock Strewn Whitewater Rapids to the Wild South Coast. Overnight stay at Waitutu Lodge - the southern most accommodation in New Zealand. On the return trip you will experience the full force of Grade 3 rapids.

Day 1: You start this adventure from Bluecliffs Beach. From there you take the Wild South Coast to Port Craig, taking in the abundance of wildlife and scenery. You have two choices of travel, the beach at low tide 5-6 hours, the track 6-7 hours. Both are well signposted and maintained by the Department of Conservation. Accommodation for the first night is a 20 bunk old school house.

Day 2: From Port Craig the track follows an old log tram which is easy going. After two hours you come to the mighty Percyburn viaduct, providing a breathtaking view and two more viaducts Edwinburn and Francisburn. The track continues to the Wairaurahiri River where the Wairaurahiri Hut (and the Waitutu Lodge) is found. This day trip is easy going and takes 4-5 hours, from there starts the Jet Boat trip of a lifetime. Two hours of solid thrills, grade 3 whitewater rapids and rocks. The bush is virgin, the scenery magnificent.

You will travel the full 27 kilometer length of the Wairaurahiri River to Lake Hauroko and onto the jetty where transport can be provided back to Otautau, Tuatapere or your vehicle at Blue Cliffs Car Park.

Supplemental Tour Information:
-First Days Walking: 5-6 hours (beach), 6-7 hours (inland track)
-Second Days Walking: 4-5 hours
-Time in jet boat: 1-2 hours

What to bring:
- Lunch
- Good, warm clothing
- Gloves, hat, wet weather gear

We provide:
- Life jackets
- All safety and survival gear
- Storage for packs on jet boat

Conditions: This is an extreme adventure into mountainous and wild coastal conditions where the weather can change very rapidly. Minimum of 4 seats paid for boat to operate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Minimum of 4 people needed for trip to go. Boat can carry up to 10 people per trip, but can cater for up to 20 people per day.

$180 per adult

Children under 12 years half price.

About This Supplier
Location: New Zealand
Joined InfoHub: Oct 2007

M17133 is owned and operated by Paul and Gwen Roff. Paul has been operating jet boats for 25 years and is experienced in racing holds a 4th in New Zealand for Jet Sprinting and has years of adventure boating. We are members of the New Zealand Jet Boat Ass, and also New Zealand Commercial Jet Boat Ass. Our jet boat is...

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