River Transport NZ
A land created by climate and time.
Hunting and Fishing is the favourite outdoor recreational activity for New Zealand families. If you are an overseas family who enjoys the same where you live, consider adding this into your New Zealand holiday.
We offer river transport on the Waiatoto and Arawhata rivers. We can take a number of your friends and family plus your gear.
The 2 rivers differ in size and type. Arawhata is a braided river with a very long and large catchment. There are times when it is not accessible by Jet Boat, such as time of very low water levels and floods. We can usually take you above the Waipara River mouth but check with us about expected conditions when you plan to go .
Waiatoto river is easier to access with still plenty to do and see. The main fish here are Trout & Salmon in the upper river and Kahawai and Flounder near the estuary. Whitebait season is from the 1st of September to 14th November. During this time it is available to buy locally.
Please contact us here or phone 03 7500 780 for information on where we can drop you or help with planning your River Transport NZ