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Jet Boat Ride on Waikato River Including Tutukau Gorge and Orakei Korako provided by New Zealand Riverjet

Jet Boat Ride on Waikato River Including Tutukau Gorge and Orakei Korako

Jet Boat Ride on Waikato River Including Tutukau Gorge and Orakei Korako
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Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
This jet-boat ride on the Waikato River offers exciting transport to the geothermal reserve of Orakei Korako. In the morning or afternoon, make your way to the jet-boat headquarters, just a 30-minute drive from Taupo or Rotorua. Your guide provides an orientation and safety briefing before you slip on a life jacket and climb into the jet boat for a wild ride on the Waikato River. En route to Orakei Korako, your driver speeds into high gear for an adrenaline-pumping ride complete with 360-degree spins and fishtail turns. Hear about the birdlife, fishing grounds and pine forests lining the riverbanks, where evidence of geothermal activity can be seen in the steam. The river’s highlight is Tutukau Gorge, where stunning cliffs rise 165 feet (50 meters) from the water. Reaching your destination, embark on a walk through the otherworldly landscape of boiling hot springs, mud pools and colorful silica terraces, with as many as 23 natural geysers on display. Back on board the jet boat, complete your 3-hour excursion by returning to your starting point where you’re offered a hot beverage.
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Important information
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Hot drink
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
3h
Departure details
1 Tutukau Road, Mihi 3083, New Zealand Corner of State Highway.5 and Tutukau Road, Golden Springs
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Hot drink
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
1 Tutukau Road, Mihi 3083, New Zealand Corner of State Highway.5 and Tutukau Road, Golden Springs
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 3 years
Camera, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended. In the colder months, warm clothing is essential
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
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kiwijinxter
Auckland Central, New Zealand15 contributions
A perfect family-friendly excursion with a friendly people from the New Zealand River Jet
Jul 2020
We brought our entire family on the New Zealand River Jet boat ride and it was a complete thrill! Shannon was friendly, put us at ease (on both thrill and safety!) all the way. She gave us a good tour all the way, stopping at various parts of the Waikato river so we could appreciate the sights and sounds around. She created a friendly atmosphere, and we felt we were in safe hands, even with the whole jet boat twist and turn stunts! We were provided with gear to keep us warm and safe. Everyone at the the New Zealand River Jet was friendly. The Orakei Korako geothermal reserve was awesome with a whole variety of geothermal scenery to view, and I've never seen anything like what we saw there. Because they were all so friendly, we might come back for The Squeeze next time. I'd highly recommend New Zealand River Jet boat rides if you want a fun family time with friendly guides all the way.
Written 11 July 2020
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Bob H
Mississauga, Canada17,164 contributions
Jet Boat Ride on Waikato River Including Tutukau Gorge and Orakei Korako
Feb 2020
My wife and I did this tour this morning and had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoy our time. We were picked up at our hotel by Shannon who took us to visit the Huka Falls, Aratiatia Rapids, Taupo Lookout and then drove us to the company’s home base. When we arrived we were given instructions and a life jacket that we had to wear while 8n the jet riverboat. Our jet boat driver was Lemar who was a great driver. He provided information all through our river trip - great on you!!! While in the boat we traveled down the Waikato River, Lemar provided great insights in the areas. We were let off the boat and walked the Orakei Korako, a geo-thermal area. The walk took about 1 hour. Not easy on a hot day. We saw geo-thermal holes with steam coming out of them as well as mud-pools. This was was a real treat to see the landscape with all its various colors as a result of minerals in the water.
Written 1 March 2020
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Brian
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
Awesome experience
Great experience thrilling turns and a great driver. Thank you Cam and riverJet for the great ride. Finominal sites and views during the squeeze.
Written 17 January 2020
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Lisa M
Adelaide, Australia4 contributions
High power- geothermal and jet boat
Jan 2020
Fabulous mixture of stunning nature and man made fun. Cam was a great tour guide and driver- and told us to say that! But he was great very entertaining. Well organised setup.
We loved it.
Written 16 January 2020
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Hans Wurst
2 contributions
Thrilling experience!
Dec 2019
Fast and furious ride followed by a visit of stunning terraces in complete peace, finished with an even faster ride back.
5 Star Rating is not enough!
Written 30 December 2019
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Shaheen K
Singapore, Singapore16 contributions
Must do!!!
Dec 2019
We had visited last week and it is a must do if you are visiting Rotorua.. we did the ultimate thrill ride and Lemar who drove the jet boat is wonderfully skilled and safe. His love for the land is transparent when he shows you the beautiful gorges. The geothermal park and cave at Orakei korako was beautiful- a true artist’s palette. I am happy we chose to go with them.
Written 21 December 2019
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Chloe J
England, UK6 contributions
Best jetboating trip!
Nov 2019 • Friends
I have been on a few jetboat trip while in New Zealand and can definitely say this was the best. Our driver Cam was great & full of knowledge during the trip. I would reccomend this to anyone looking to do a jetboat experience while visiting the country.
Written 16 December 2019
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Gail C
3 contributions
Best adventure in New Zealand
Dec 2019 • Couples
This was the best and most enjoyable activity in New Zealand. The Jet Boat ride was a lot of fun and the “squeeze” was warm and beautiful only to be outmatched by the fabulous warm waterfalls. The driver/guide was beyond nice and made the ride a great experience. This is a must do!
Written 10 December 2019
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Baltimore17
1 contribution
Wild ride
Sep 2019
The staff was professional, engaging and a bit cheeky. The scenery on the ride down was beautiful, as New Zealand tends to be, with educational descriptions provided at several stops along the way. But, wow, the ride back was exhilarating! I was one of the passengers urging Cam, the driver, to "do it again" every time he'd execute a 360° spin. Do this ride if you want scenery, education and thrills. I would absolutely do this again, and bring friends along.
Written 20 November 2019
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gelm
6 contributions
Fatastic trip
Nov 2019
This trip is awesome. Our driver LeMar had a good knowledge of the area. Fantastic scenery and birdlife. Doing the squeeze is simply a must do. Reasonably easy walk up the stream and through the squeeze and the stop at the end is well worth it. Thanks to both LeMar and Shannon who kitted us out in our gear. Thoroughly recommend this trip. Thanks guys.
Written 3 November 2019
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PeteGandTarnHG
PeteGandTarnHG
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A TOTAL letdown
I tried to book online about 3 months in advance for my wife and I to do The Squeeze on the day of our wedding anni
JoJoTravel01
JoJoTravel01
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Adrenaline pumping, awe-inspiring and amazing!!
Such an amazing mix of adrenaline, relaxation and awe .... totally fabulous day out and I HIGHLY recommend! Cam our
harukamatata
harukamatata
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A MUST DO!!
Probably the most fun I had during my trip to Rotorua so far! I’ve done a lot of activities around the area, but th
coryjon
coryjon
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Squeezed in more than I expected
Had an absolute blast on the Squeeze trip today! The scenery is magnificent, the river spectacular and the squeeze
Treasure21
Treasure21
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Fantastic
We were alerted to this trip by a colleague and weren't disappointed. Cam was a fantastic guide and driver. Great c
Sri_2874
Sri_2874
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Wonderful!
An awesome awesome experience.ust try! The Geothermal walkway is just amazing and the Jet boat ride was funny, all
JackieC578
JackieC578
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Best Jetboat trip ever & spectacular example of the power & beauty of nature & geothermal activity! What a blast!
Exciting, adrenalin rush, gorgeous scenery and incredible gift of nature at the Squeeze with the hot/warm water and
Andrew B
Andrew B
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Do the Squeeze
Thanks Tony for organising a great trip. We had Dan (the 2nd best driver) very funny and made the trip enjoyable.
stevenk439
stevenk439
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Cam he da man
Cam was great Very funny guy Great driver Beautiful scenery and the squeeze was amazing I’ve been on a lot of je
matthewt474
matthewt474
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Fun, fun, fun
Great way to explore the mighty Waikato River and enjoy a thermal waterfall! We looked at a number of operators an
EWatta1
EWatta1
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Great Service
Great experience and friendly service! I highly recommend if you’re looking for fun and thrill !! Our driver Cam wa
AWHoustonNZ
AWHoustonNZ
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Best Jetboat Trip I have Done
Ive been on several Jetboat trips and this was by the far the best! Went with my wife and 9yr old daughter, the tri
C4608KBgeorgea
C4608KBgeorgea
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Awesome Experience
The whole trip was a blast, Cam our driver was a legend certainly knew how to drive the boat well certainly got the
Liv4061
Liv4061
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Great!
Cam was a legend, we loved it. We had great weather, it was perfect. The spins were a lot of fun and we took great
92adelinew
92adelinew
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Had a really great time
I loved the jetboat on the way back as it was thrilling to go round the bends and be splashed with the water, tha
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