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.
Well Summers nearly over but the days are still warm despite the leaves turning to their Autumn colours,
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.
Hang on! said Johan Groters as he floored the pedal and the twin V8 Lexus engines roared. The jet boat leaped out of the water and spun around a tree bobbing in the turbulent water.
Wairaurahiri Jets, Joyce Kolk, Has won the best prize at the recent environment awards.
Wondering where to stay the night before or after your adventure with Wairaurahiri Jet
Only current Jet Boat Company to have a Gold Enviro award.
Rain rain and more rain It’s great…..