New Zealand Riverjet Thermal Safari
Incorporating an amazing geothermal wonderland and a thrilling jet boat experience New Zealand Riverjet Thermal Safari is fantastic value for a 2 ½ to 3 hour adventure.
Jet boating through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge we take in the stunning scenery of the Waikato River and learn about Maori Culture through fascinating legends and tales of the past.
The Tutukau Gorge canyon walls rise up dramatically to heights 50 metres above the river while stunning native bush teaming with abundant wildlife closes around you. This is a magical place that will leave a lasting impression.
We make several stops along the way to take in the rich history, and wildlife of the area including a visit to Orakei Korako, also known as the hidden valley. Left almost completely unchanged for thousands of years we explore the valleys many geothermal attractions. Safe Walkways lead you past boiling mud pools, geysers, spectacular silica terraces and a very rare geothermal cave. This is one of New Zealand's premier geothermal attractions and entry is included in this package.
While the Thermal Safari does focus on a lot of the scenic and geothermal attractions along the river there are plenty of thrills along the way as the Jet boat demonstrates it's unique power and manoeuvrability with legendary 360 degree spins. Skimming over shallows and frighteningly close to obstacles we fly past river-banks at full speed - an awesome adventure in the safe hands of experienced jet boat drivers.
Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours.
- $159 Adults
- $79 Children (minimum age 6 years old and must also meet minimum physical criteria)
The New Zealand Riverjet base is located between Rotorua and Taupo, on the corner of State Highway 5 and Tutukau Road (beside the Waikato River). We are situated 44 kms from Rotorua and 34 kms from Taupo right on the Highway. It's easy to find.
Minimum numbers apply: bookings confirmed with 4 or more people, smaller bookings wait-listed to confirm.
Discounts exclusive to pre-booked online bookings through Bookme only
NZ Riverjet operates within the safety guidelines of the Maritime Safety Authority. All passengers have to wear the supplied life jackets and full-length spray jackets. Gloves are provided on cooler days. Tours depart daily at 10.30 am and reservations are essential.