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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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US$126.46*
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Tutukau Gorge Jet Boat Ride and The Squeeze
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US$133.94*
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Jet Boat Ride on Waikato River Including Tutukau Gorge and Orakei Korako
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US$86.05*
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Waikato River Jet Boat Blast
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“waikato river” (52 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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10 Tutukau Road | Bay of Plenty, Rotorua 3083, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 381 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had an awesome time. Cam was our driver and was fantastic. The Squeeze was extremely high but added to the challenge. Even had my 4 and 7 year old enjoying it. Speed boat back was amazing. Thumbs up to the tour.

Thank Lynette S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome tour down the Waikato with our driver Cam. Fun, entertainment, education and thrills were just part of the experience. Ages from 9yrs to 88 yrs well catered for and treated with care. GREAT FUN! Thank you NZ Riverjet.More

Thank Susan N
Squeeze1, Front Office Manager at New Zealand Riverjet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Susan, Thanks so much for your lovely review. We agree that there is fun and adventure to be had with everyone! No matter your age.. The Oldest person we have had on our tour was a 100 year old man travelling around the world,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I came as part of a Master Joiner conference group so there was three boats full. Cam was our driver and he was awesome! Great sense of humour and excellent knowledge about the area and the river, I asked lots of questions...More

Thank sherbsfamily
Squeeze1, Front Office Manager at New Zealand Riverjet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

WOW thanks so much for the amazing review. Glad your crew had a great time on the Waikato with us. Will pass your awesome comments onto Cam and the team. Your memories are our pleasure :) The RiverJet team.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a great ride today on The Brute with Cam. Me, hubby, Ms 14, Msr 11. We were the only guests on the boat. It was chilly but stunning. Great to see a part of the mighty Waikato river that we haven't seen before. Exhilarating,...More

Thank Doris1313
Squeeze1, Front Office Manager at New Zealand Riverjet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks for the review and recommendation! Glad Cam showed you a good time. Cheers, The River Jet team.

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Tony was our jet boat driver for our trip and he was a great host - very knowledgeable about the area and with a great sense of humour. The boat trip to Orakei Korako was great with a few stops to learn about the river...More

Thank combatsmurf
Squeeze1, Front Office Manager at New Zealand Riverjet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks for the Lovely review, and I will pass you comments onto Tony. Glad you guys had a great time! The RiverJet team :)

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic afternoon in the Jet Boat. Amazing views and a real thrill. You do need the hour at the thermal safari - it's a lovely walk.....Cam was a terrific host and driver. Would highly recommend.

Thank Capes1
Squeeze1, Front Office Manager at New Zealand Riverjet, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Hi Ya, Thanks for the review and recommendation! Will pass your awesome comments on to Cam. The River Jet Team

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

I did the geothermal safari with Cam as our driver and guide, began with a cruise up the river, superb scenery, really interesting and amusing commentary, then you have an hour at the geothermal park, which is amazing, before a high octane ride back at...More

1  Thank Rory W
Reviewed 23 June 2017

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
Squeeze1, Front Office Manager at New Zealand Riverjet, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Hi Euan, Thanks for the wonderful review. I Will pass you comments onto the boys, surely their heads can't grow much bigger right?? haha! Thanks Again, The River Jet Team.

Reviewed 8 June 2017

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
Squeeze1, Front Office Manager at New Zealand Riverjet, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Hi there, Thanks for the review, you're right... no regrets!! The Riverjet team :)

Reviewed 8 June 2017

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
Squeeze1, Front Office Manager at New Zealand Riverjet, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Hi Scott, WOW I think you explained that better than I can after 3 years! Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate your feedback. Its wonderful when we have customers with a can do attitude and a little bit...More

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pandora205
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Response from Nichollette E | Reviewed this property |
I think you'd be fine. if in doubt, take pool goggles
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She should be just fine!
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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
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