Rotorua River Jet


LocationDurationPrice Starts From ($NZD)
Between Rotorua and Taupo45 mins - 6 Hours115


  Introduction

The Waikato River is the most important waterway of New Zealand’s North Island. It’s also the longest and one of the most beautiful rivers in the country. The magnificent Waikato is 425 km (264 miles) long in total and it carries a heavy load of ash from the volcanic highlands. They take you through the stunning Tutukau Gorge. On your way to Orakei Korako, you will see abundant bird life, majestic pine forests and several trout feeding areas. The steaming volcanic activity right on the river banks is in one word spectacular. At stops along the way your drivers will explain the history and significance of this beautiful area. This fantastic jet boating trip is not just about the world famous 360-degree spins. It will also give you a great insight into New Zealand’s fascinating culture and heritage.

 

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Tour Details

 

Group Size : 1 -17 people

Duration  :

Riverjet Thermal Safari2.5-3 Hours
Riverjet The Squeeze2.5-3 Hours
Riverjet Scenic Blast45 Minutes
The Ultimate Squeeze Rotorua6 hours 
The Ultimate Thermal Safari Rotorua6 Hours 

Departure Location :  

Riverjet Thermal Safari
Riverjet The Squeeze 
Riverjet Scenic Blast
The Ultimate Squeeze RotoruaPick up from Rotorua or Taupo.
The Ultimate Thermal Safari Rotorua Pick up from Rotorua or Taupo.

Departure Time :

Riverjet Thermal Safari11:00am departure, please be at base by 10:45am at the latest.
Riverjet The Squeeze11:00am departure, please be at base by 10:45am at the latest
Riverjet Scenic Blast11:00am daily or 2:00pm on demand.
The Ultimate Squeeze Rotorua 9:00 am 
The Ultimate Thermal Safari Rotorua9:30 am.

Departure dates : Daily.

Transportation : Only for The Ultimate Thermal Safari Rotorua and The Ultimate Squeeze Safari.

Category : Adventure.

 

  • Riverjet Termal Safari

    Experience the world's only river jet tour that allows you to step off of your jet boat and onto a fantastic geothermal wonderland. This adrenaline-pumping experience offers the thrill of blasting down Waikato River at 90km/h to spending an hour exploring Taupo's hidden valley Orakei Korako. One moment you will race down the Waikato River barely avoiding obstacles, pulling donuts and shooting towards the riverbanks. The next moment you will cruise through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge watching abundant bird life, pine forests, steaming volcanic river banks and trout feeding areas on your way down to Orakei Korako; one of New Zealand’s most popular geothermal attractions. The stunning scenery of the mighty Waikato River makes you feel like time stood still as you gently cruise through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge where the canyon walls rise dramatically up to 50 metres above the water.


  • Riverjet The Squeeze

    Kiwi's have always been keen on an adventure. That's why some years ago it was a kiwi who invented the world's first jet boat! Begin your journey with a scenic jet boat ride through Tutukau Gorge. Sit back and take in the remarkable landscape, learn the history and legends of the area and enjoy an abundance of unique wildlife. Marvel at the 50 metre tall walls of the gorge and no visible houses for miles - only pure New Zealand landscape. Just when you thought you had an easy day ahead, your driver asks you to disembark the boat into knee deep warm water. You will then head towards a narrow gap in the cliff face ahead of you and start the challenge of The Squeeze. After manoeuvring your way through narrow crevasses, climbing boulders and wading through warm waist deep water, you emerge in stunning native New Zealand bush. Immerse yourself in the environment and take the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere while relaxing in the thermal waters of a naturally heated hot spring. Two waterfalls cascade into the pool offering a serene and unique environment. Sit behind the waterfall and take in the refreshing spray.

     


  • Riverjet Scenic Blast

    Get the jet boat experience of your dreams at the best possible price with our Scenic Blast. Your friendly driver will cruise down the mighty Waikato River, allowing you to take in all it's beauty. The driver will happily educate you on the wildlife and native New Zealand birds in the area. They have exciting stories up their sleeves about the Maori tribal wars from New Zealand natives hungry to claim this beautiful land. Operating at 10 am daily, the scenic blast offers you a 55 minute, 36km return trip down our mighty Waikato river. Set off with a scenic jet boat ride in a sleek black boat on the magnificent Waikato River - New Zealand’s longest river. See birds, pine forests, farmlands, native bush, the 50 metre high Tutukau Gorge, steaming volcanic river banks and spot trout. On return our jet boat driver will put pedal to the metal and taking you for an exhilarating thrill ride home! This includes the famous Hamilton spills! So hold on tight and get ready for some real fun!

     


  • The Ultimate Squeeze Rotorua

    Begin with a scenic jet boat ride through Tutukau Gorge. Sit back and take in the remarkable landscape, learn the history and legends of the area and enjoy an abundance of unique wildlife. Just when you thought you had an easy day ahead, your driver asks you to disembark the boat in knee deep warm water. You head towards a narrow gap in the cliff face ahead of you and start the challenge of The Squeeze. After manoeuvring your way through narrow crevasses, climbing boulders, and wading through warm waist deep water you emerge in stunning native New Zealand bush. Immerse yourself in the environment and take the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere while relaxing in the thermal waters of a naturally heated bathing pool.

     


  • The Ultimate Thermal Safari Rotorua

    No other activity in New Zealand offers kiwi iconics Riverjet and Orakei Korako combined into one awesome day combo!. Jet Boat down the Waikato River through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge. See abundant bird life, pine forests, steaming volcanic river banks and trout feeding areas on your way down to Orakei Korako; one of New Zealand’s most popular geothermal attractions. Walk around this magnificent thermal reserve, see boiling mud, geysers and silica terraces. This awesome adventure brings you up close to a slice of New Zealand scenery only a select few have seen. The stunning scenery of the mighty Waikato River makes you feel like time stood still as you gently cruise through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge where the canyon walls rise dramatically up to 50 metres above the water. The stunning native bush and abundant wildlife you’ll encounter will leave you with a lasting impression. During several stops along the way our drivers explain about the rich history of the area and its unique wildlife. Even though the beautiful surroundings of the Waikato River are an important part of the safari, we also like to –in good kiwi fashion- offer you a bit of excitement. The jet boat takes you close to obstacles in the water and we shoot at full speed towards the river banks. And of course you’ll experience the legendary Hamilton spins. We tailor all our rides to suit the needs and adventure feel of all passengers, making sure it is a safe and enjoyable experience.

     

 

 


The Ultimate Squeeze  and The Ultimate Thermal Safari:

From Rotorua : Visit and guided tour of

Rainbow Mountain Crater Lake

NZ’s most active Mud Pools

Hot and Cold Thermal River

From Taupo : Visit and guided tour of

Huka Falls

Aratiatia Rapids

 

 

 

 

Thermal Safari : You will only need to bring your camera and a comfortable walking shoes or an additional jacket.

Riverjet The Squeeze : You only need to bring your camera, swimsuit and towel.

Riverjet Scenic Blast : You will only need to bring your camera.

The Ultimate Squeeze Rotorua : Sunglasses, swimwear, towel, camera, phone, any medication you may require and an additional sweatshirt or jacket.

The Ultimate Thermal Safari Rotorua : Sunglasses, swimwear, towel, camera, phone,any medication you may require and an additional sweatshirt or jacket.

 

 

 

 

Thermal Safari : Spray jackets and gloves if the weather requires so.

Riverjet The Squeeze : A wetsuit, jandals to wear underwater, spray jackets, gloves.

Scenic Blast : Spray jackets.

The Ultimate Squeeze Rotorua : A wetsuit, spray jackets and gloves if the weather requires.

The Ultimate Thermal Safari Rotorua : A spray jackets and gloves if the weather requires so.

 

 

All prices in $NZDThermal SafariThe SqueezeScenic BlastThe Ultimate SqueezeThe Ultimate Thermal Safari
Adult179169115189199
Child 998975109119

Prices are from 1 April 2018- 31 March 2019

Child : Only apply for children under 15 years .      

Thermal Safari : This experience is only suitable for children aged 3 years and older.

The Squeeze : Suitable for children aged 3 years and older and child is considered from 4 to 15 years old.

Scenic Blast : Suitable for children aged 3 years and older.

The Ultimate Thermal Safari : Child is from 3 years old.

 

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