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Riverjet Thermal Safari

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.

Only the New Zealand Riverjet Thermal Safari incorporates a fantastic geothermal wonderland and a thrilling jet boating experience. All this and more is packed into an absolute Must See Must Do 2 ½ to 3 hour trip.

New Zealand Riverjet offers a unique adventure experience for anyone visiting Rotorua or Taupo! No other activity offers the Icons of New Zealand Riverjet and Orakei Korako to combine 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 Zealands 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 youll 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 youll 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 for all ages.

Experience Includes

  • Scenic trip on the Waikato River
  • Entry into Orakei Korako Geothermal Park
  • Thrill ride back to base with Hamilton spins and high speed fun

Experience Excludes

  • Optional gratuities
  • Refreshments
  • Hotel transfers

Departs

Daily, except 25th December.

Departure location

Corner of State Highway 5 and Tutukau Road, Rotorua.

Start times

11:00am.

Duration

Around 2.5-3 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • Itinerary subject to change.