Three short days ago I was privileged to spend some time with Wilkin River Jet, otherwise known as Inside New Zealand. This small company of multi-talented individuals specialises in taking people beyond the normal tourist routes and deep into what those of us lucky enough to live here consider the "real New Zealand". As people know, this is the sort of product we love, product we try hard to find and product we create ourselves. In this case, it's easy - already created and beautifully priced. The team has a number of jetboats, a helicopter and some talented guides. From company owner and helicopter legend Harvey Hutton and his charming wife Patsy through to a collection of skilled jetboat drivers, hunters, fishermen, heli-ski guides and even an expert abseiler. If you want to go behind the "scenes" of busy, fun but sometimes over-commercialised Queenstown please try these people. Anyone who truly enjoys the outdoors and meeting real people will really enjoy this. We strongly recommend the mixed helicopter/jetboat product, where you helicopter to a scenic location, do whatever it is you are doing there and jetboat out. We were fly fishing.