Explore and enjoy the braided waters of the Rakaia River with a scenic & adrenaline-pumping jet boat adventure with Discovery Jet, located at the Rakaia Gorge 15 minutes from Methven. Experience fly fishing or spin casting for trout and salmon, or join us for high country free range hunting.
Under 5 yrs are free (1 child free per paying adult)
Fishing & Hunting
Rates are available on our website
About Discovery Jet
You’ll need to hang on tight as our 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. As you journey through the gorge, the wind ripping through your hair and water spraying with every carefully-calculated twist and turn, soak in the dramatic scenery. 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 the shags sitting atop the cliffs, poised to dive on their unsuspecting prey, and marvel at the grandeur of the snow-capped Southern Alps. Scream with excitement as the driver spins the boats 360 degrees and the magnificent scenery blurs before your eyes.
Our drivers know the river better than anyone and will unveil to you all its treasures and provide you with access to spots others can only dream of. If you want time on your own, they can drop you off at one of the many remote islands or sandy beaches along the river where you can make your own fun, or simply sit and savour the tranquility and splendour of your surroundings.
We offer fly fishing and salmon fishing guided trips in some of the most pristine rivers, streams and still waters found in New Zealand. We’re happy to customise your fishing adventure to suit your experience, from a keen beginner needing attentive tuition, to the advanced angler exploring the back country wilderness.
NZ Trophy Safaris is our partner company for high country free range hunting. We offer the finest in both ‘free range’ and ‘game ranch’ trophy hunts. Join our expert professionals guides to shoot Red Stag, Himalayan Tahr, Chamois, Fallow Deer, Elk, Alpine Goat, Wild Boar and Wild Ram.
Based in the beautiful Southern Alps, we offer some of the best value hunts in New Zealand. Whether it’s your annual hunting vacation or the trip of a lifetime, our team will work very hard to deliver an awesome hunting experience.