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New Zealand Riverjet

10 Tutukau Road | Bay of Plenty, Rotorua 3083, New Zealand
+64 7-333 7111
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Waikato River Jet Boat Blast
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Tutukau Gorge Jet Boat Ride and The Squeeze
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Jet Boat Ride on Waikato River Including Tutukau Gorge and Orakei Korako
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10 Tutukau Road | Bay of Plenty, Rotorua 3083, New Zealand
+64 7-333 7111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely great value. Unlike most jet boat rides which are pretty short this one gives you a slower trip one way to let you take in some scenery and give you some information about the area, and time to explore an isolated geothermal area before...More

Thank Euan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As mentioned by others, it's really kind of three trips in one. Part one is your start off going down river somewhat leisurely to a place called Orakai Korako - a volcanic area whereby you spend another hour or so hiking around (part two) on...More

Thank JD_SLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Someone we knew that went to New Zealand told us to make sure we go on a jetboat while we were there. So we looked it up online and saw this company. They also had something called the Squeeze. It looked interesting so we decided...More

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great ride in the morning, was very foggy and made for some great photos. Our driver and other staff were really cool and made the trip even better, will be returning to do the other jet boat rides they have. Would recommend...More

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have a need for speed. This requirement was not completely fulfilled on this riverjet tour. However! We did enjoy the hike on the geo-thermal area! It was beautiful and mystical all at the same time! Our guide, Cam, was pretty quiet but that may...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the trip to Orakai Korako using the Riverjet. On the way out it is a more leisurely pleasure boat type of journey with occasional stops to look at something of interest or for a short piece of history about the area. We were...More

Thank Gadabouts95
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing time was had by our family today, we had foggy weather but our guides knowledge of the river had us feeling safe as well as giving us the thrills!!! I loved the scenic ride down, learning about the river and the thermal activity...THEN home,...More

Thank Joanne P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are not enough great words to describe the amazing time we had. From the moment we arrived to our final good bye we could not have asked for more. The staff felt like family and old friends. They took great care to make sure...More

Thank Rick T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went on the Ultimate Thermal Safari trip which included a visit to the Orakei Korako. The riverjet boat ride was fast and extremely enjoyable. Cam was our driver and he was extremely skilled and very knowledgeable about the history of the lnd and people....More

Thank davej1961
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Such an amazing, fun day out...best way to have a birthday adventure and great way to get over a hangover...sun, fun, fresh air and beautiful scenery. Jeremy made the day fun, informative, and adrenalin filled. Thanks Jeremy and the team!

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Hi - I'm a contact lens wearer. Would this be a problem if I do the Squeeze, in other words, is the water so strong that I could lose one? I often swim and shower with them in (as I wear monthlies) and I can't see far without them! We're visiting the area in April in case that's relevant. Thanks.
15 March 2017|
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Response from Nichollette E | Reviewed this property |
I think you'd be fine. if in doubt, take pool goggles
A friend of mine is rather curvaceously proportioned. She would love to go but is worried about the "squeeze " part. Just how squeezy is it ?
13 July 2016|
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Response from Carly_Macg | Reviewed this property |
She should be just fine!
HI! My cousin is concerned about the hike since she has 2 knee replacements. How long and how hard was it ? Thanks lori
16 January 2016|
Response from 1YearLater | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lori We dawdled taking photos and enjoying the scenery and it was less than 20 mins each way, 20 mins playing/posing at the waterfall. Water on the walk was less than 600mm on 7 Jan 2015 but looks deeper in August: eg... More