New Zealand River Jet

At New Zealand River Jet we specialise in the extra ordinary jet boating experience. With tours ranging from 1 hour to 5.5 hours, we offer our clients the opportunity to experience a true, kiwi, iconic adventure.

Take in the wonders of Orakei Korako, rated as one of the world's top 5 Geothermal Parks or conquer The Squeeze, one of NZ's highest rated Jet boat Excursions. All tours include guided stopovers, incredible destinations and a 30 min thrill ride.

Scenic Blast - 50 minutes

Operating at 10 am daily, the scenic blast offers you a 50 minute, 32km return trip down the Mighty Waikato river into the breathtaking Tutukau gorge. Marvel as you pass through lush farming pasture, native bush and rolling pine forests.

Then it’s time to prepare for the ultimate thrill ride home as the driver powers up this incredible machine, completing skilful manoeuvres and the world famous Hamilton 360 spins.

The Squeeze - 2.5 to 3 hours

The tour starts with a gentle cruise down the Waikato River through the stunning Tutukau Gorge. Enter into an active geothermal area, whilst receiving a live commentary from your insightful guide. Exit the boat and venture through an ancient rock passage that leads you to a hot geothermal waterfall and natural hot pool. The perfect combination of fantasy, adventure and relaxation. Feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins as the driver darts through narrow gaps, over hanging trees and completes the famous Hamilton 360 spins on your thrill ride home. This is one of the most unique, adventure tourism, products in the world, which is why it has become so famous.

River Jet Thermal Safari - 2.5 to 3 hours

The tour starts with a gentle cruise down the Waikato River through the stunning Tutukau Gorge, and into an active geothermal area where you receive a live commentary from your insightful guide. Disembark the jet boat to explore this mysterious Hidden
Geothermal Valley of Orakei Korako, rated by Lonely Planet Travel Guide as one of the top 5 geothermal parks in the world. Feel the adrenaline pumping through your veins as the driver darts through narrow gaps, over hanging trees and completes the famous Hamilton 360 spins on your thrill ride home.

The only excursion in the world to combine the fast paced Jet boat and geothermal phenomena.

The Ultimate Tours 5.5 to 6 hours

The Ultimate Squeeze or Ultimate Thermal Safari includes one of the 2.5 hour tours as well as a pick up and drop off, from, your Rotorua or Taupo accommodation. On your transfer out to base, you will receive guided stop overs at the areas most popular natural attractions.

Opening times

Business hours
All months of the year

Pricing

$125 - $225 (Adult)
Phone:
+64 7 333 7111
Freephone:
0800 748 375
Email:
sales@riverjet.co.nz
Physical address:
1 Tutukau Road
Mihi
3083