Riverjet NZ


65 Rankers Reviews

9 Face-to-Face

3 Jet Boating

1 Reporoa

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Jetboating Geothermal Nature THE SQUEEZE
Riverjet Thermal Safari


Jetboating - Geothermal - Hotswim - Nature

At NZ Riverjet we specialise in the ultimate jet boating experience. We don't want to take you for a quick spin, we want to show you a unique glimpse into New Zealand's history and scenery. Our jetboat packages have been specifically designed to give you the best experience for your money.

Most of our NZ jet boating rides are over an hour in length, take in magnificent scenery, all while throwing an exciting thrill ride your way. Contact us any time for more information.

Riverjet Thermal Safari - Taupo's Thermal Wonderland

Experience the world's only river jet tour that allows you to step off of your jet boat and onto a fantastic geothermal wonderland. This adrenaline-pumping experience offers the thrill of blasting down Waikato River at 90km/h to spending an hour exploring Taupo's hidden valley Orakei Korako.

One moment you will race down the Waikato River barely avoiding obstacles, pulling donuts and shooting towards the riverbanks. The next moment you will cruise through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge watching 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.

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.

Scenic Blast - Best value jet boat ride in the area

Operating at 10 am daily, the scenic blast offers you a 55 minute, 36km return trip down our mighty Waikato river. Set off with a scenic jet boat ride in a sleek black boat on the magnificent Waikato River - New Zealand’s longest river. See birds, pine forests, farmlands, native bush, the 50 metre high Tutukau Gorge, steaming volcanic river banks and spot trout.

On return our jet boat driver will put pedal to the metal and taking you for an exhilarating thrill ride home! This includes the famous Hamilton spills! So hold on tight and get ready for some real fun!

The Squeeze - Untouched New Zealand Beauty

Prepare for the perfect fantasy experience with the thrills of a jet boat ride, the serenity of New Zealand's untouched nature, the adventure of squeezing through tight rock passages and the refreshment from dipping in a mystical hot spring waterfall. See for yourself why the native New Zealand Maori once fought over these mystical lands and fantasy-like caves surrounded by overhanging ferns.

**Water level in The Squeeze can vary, an ability to float is advantageous. **
**Not suitable for people who suffer from EXTREME claustrophobia. **

* Please note that the Thermal Safari and Squeeze tour DO NOT include pick up. If you are needing pick up from your accommodation in Rotorua or Taupo please check out our Ultimate tours on our website*


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Riverjet NZ, Rotorua

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North IslandRotorua RegionReporoa


  • Jet Boating

Business Times

Departing Daily:
10am - Scenic Blast (55 minute scenic jet boat ride)

11am - Riverjet Thermal Safari and The Squeeze Tours (2.5 hours long)

2pm - Riverjet Thermal Safari and The Squeeze Tours (2.5 hours long)
** Minimum of 4 people needed for trip to go ahead**


Showing 8 reviews of 65.

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Stefan Zink


Ranking: 10/10

It was a great combination of fun and sightseeing!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Mark Rosenberg


Ranking: 10/10

Had an awesome jet boat ride! Adam was great, looked after us and told us about the area. Would highly recommend!

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Josef Biller


Ranking: 9/10

Great experience doing 'the Squeeze' with a friendly pilot and great location for a swim.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Peter Bateman


Ranking: 10/10

Staff went above and beyond to help all on the trip and make it a truly memorable experience. When I arrived home 2 days later I realized that I had misplaced my CD - upon informing the crew at NZ Riverjet, they where more than helpful giving me another copy. I would most certainly recommend to all travellers.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

The Squeeze, warm stream walk & waterfall make it so much better than passively sitting in a jet boat ride.

Very informative comments & history from Adam while cruising through beautiful Waikato river scenery. He's clever with his bird calls. Then indulging in the amazing feeling of being showered by a warm waterfall. Followed by fast jet boat action for 20km.

January air temperature in the 20s was a great time to visit. Bookme.com has specials. No hesitation in buying photos Adam took while we were getting sprayed under the waterfall (kind of like tipping for a job well done). Also good service from Ella at base with pre-booking queries.

Words & pictures can't fully describe this unique Experience. You Need To Do It.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Anna Herd

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

An awesome experience and worth every penny. Great fun and a good tour guide! Thanks Nick.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Rhonda McKinney

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Scenic and Exciting...Staff was personable and my family had a great time. Would highly recommend this experience.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Dan Vaughan

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

A fantastic trip and great guide/driver for the truly unique experience that was The Squeeze! :)

Reviewed over 7 years ago