New Zealand RiverJet, Rotorua

NZ River Jet Rotorua

Rotorua Thermal Safari

New Zealand Riverjet is the only place in New Zealand where you can jet boat to a thermal reserve and experience two of New Zealand's best icons, jet boating and geothermal, combined to form the Riverjet Thermal Safari.

Based on the Thermal Explorer Highway (State Highway 5) at Golden Springs, between Taupo and Rotorua, the New Zealand Riverjet offers a complete package which includes a journey down the mighty Waikato River (the country's longest river) introducing you to a slice of New Zealand scenery only a select few have ever seen.

See abundant bird life, pine forests, steaming volcanic riverbanks and trout feeding areas. One highlight is when the jet boat takes you through the magnificent Tutukau Gorge where canyon walls rise 50 dramatic metres above the Waikato River whilst on your way to the surreal geothermal area of Orakei Korako - described by the world-renowned Lonely Planet Guide as "possibly the best thermal area left in New Zealand".

At stops along the way your driver/guide will explain about the history of the area and its wildlife.

The boat performs 360 degree spins to give our customers a real thrill ride but the true emphasis is the natural environment which is our highest priority. New Zealand Riverjet tailor all of its rides to suit the needs and adventure level of the passengers, making it safe and enjoyable for people of all ages.

The Squeeze
The adventure begins 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 maneuvering 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.

While 'squeezing' your way back to the boat, prepare your self for the action packed ride ahead of you. Hang on tight and enjoy all the thrills, excitement, speed and spins you would expect from the Hamilton Jet. This adventure will challenge, excite and create fantastic, everlasting memories.

Unbelievably unique and truly New Zealand!

Trips depart at 10:30am daily and at 1:30pm on demand
1st October 2009 departure times will change to 11am daily & 2pm on demand
Bookings essential

New Zealand RiverJet, Rotorua Enquiry Form


Cnr State Highway 5 & Tutukau Road

Phone: +64 7 333 7111

Freephone: 0800 748 375


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