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+64 21 538 386


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Discovery Jet operate Canterbury jet boat tours on the pristine waters of the famous Rakaia River in Canterbury, New Zealand.

Hold on with excitement as the jet boat driver spins the boats 360 degrees and magnificent scenery blurs before your eyes on our Rakaia River jet boat ride.

We can tailor-make a jet safari for you. Do you want a foot-to-the-floor, adrenalin-pumping jet boat ride? Or the double thrill of a heli-jet combo? Do you want to fish remote stretches of the Rakaia River or Lake Coleridge? Or take a jet boat photographic safari? Whatever your choice, experience the best jet boating New Zealand has to offer with Discovery Jet.

The Discovery Jet is open to both house guests and the public.

Canterbury Jet Boat Tours

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Hang on tight as our jet boat driver skillfully weaves the jet boat through the intricate network of braided river channels, skimming along stony banks and through gushing opalescent blue waters rich with salmon and trout on the Rakaia River.

Soak in the dramatic scenery as you journey through the Rakaia Gorge. Scrub covered hills give way to towering coal and limestone cliffs, in captivating hues of grey and brown, which have been carved out over millions of years. Spot shags sitting on top of cliffs and marvel at the grandeur of the snow-capped Southern Alps.

Our driver knows the Rakaia River like the back of his hand and will unveil to you all its treasures and provide you with access to spots others can only dream of.

If you would like time on your own, our driver can drop you off at one of the many remote islands or sandy beaches along the Rakaia River. Make your own fun or savour the tranquility and splendour of your surroundings.

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Canterbury Salmon and Trout Fishing

New Zealand offers some of the finest fishing options in the world. These apply to all forms of fishing techniques and skills.

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Access to the wide variety of fishing options in Canterbury may be by jet boat, helicopter, four-wheel-drive or on foot.

Crystal clear waters and stunning scenery offer some of the finest fishing available in the area. The Rakaia River is renowned for New Zealand's best salmon fishing. The spring and glacier fed waters run from the foot of the Southern Alps past Lake Coleridge and into the Pacific Ocean.

Fishing for trout in the Canterbury region provides anglers the opportunity to do some world class fishing. Fish crystal clear spring creeks, high country lakes, freestone streams and the glacier fed mountain rivers for some of New Zealand's largest trout.

Jet boat access for fishing on the famous Rakaia River is the most productive way of fishing for salmon. Enjoy an enthralling jet boat ride over braided streams and through scenic gorges in lure of the Chinook Salmon. The Rakaia River has the largest runs of King Salmon in New Zealand with its tributaries holding some great trout fishing as well.

Salmon are also present in Lake Coleridge. Lake fish are much smaller than the ocean feeding salmon and have an average weight of 2-3 pounds.

Don't forget you will need a fishing licence.

Canterbury Heli-Fishing

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Experience the ultimate in wilderness fishing, view trophy trout from the air and enjoy the majestic scenery that unfolds around you.

Heli-fish throughout the South Island of New Zealand to spectacular remote wilderness areas where the only footprints are yours and the wildlife's!

Treat yourself to the time of your life fishing untouched waters and enjoy the fresh mountain scenery that surrounds you. The helicopter remains with you for the entire day enabling you to fish the many different areas that await you. During the day, fly to a glacier at the height of the Southern Alps for a gourmet lunch before flying to a secluded west coast stream for more quality fishing in freestone creeks.

The helicopter flight is an experience in itself, not to mention the size of those big brown trout.

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NZ Trophy Safaris

Whether it's your annual hunting vacation or the trip of a lifetime, NZ Trophy Safaris will work very hard to deliver an awesome hunting experience. Join our expert guides to shoot Red Stag, Himalayan Tahr, Chamois, Fallow Deer, Elk, Alpine Goat, Wild Boar and Wild Ram.

Our hunts are based in the New Zealand's majestic Southern Alps, and we offer some of the best safari hunting in New Zealand. NZ Trophy Safaris offer the finest in both 'free range' and 'game ranch' trophy hunts.

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