It was a great combination of fun and sightseeing!
Had an awesome jet boat ride! Adam was great, looked after us and told us about the area. Would highly recommend!
Great experience doing 'the Squeeze' with a friendly pilot and great location for a swim.
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.
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.
An awesome experience and worth every penny. Great fun and a good tour guide! Thanks Nick.
Scenic and Exciting...Staff was personable and my family had a great time. Would highly recommend this experience.
A fantastic trip and great guide/driver for the truly unique experience that was The Squeeze! :)
It was awesome as! So cool, exciting and highly recommend for anyone of all ages. Staff is very kind and you get a real intimate experience with them. Geothermal park was a breathtaking sight and would definitely be keen to try the squeeze next time!
Such a beautiful trip down the Waikato River to the geo thermal reserve. Our jetboat driver (Adam) was awesome - very knowledgable & friendly & the spins on the way back were great fun! Office staff were also super friendly & helpful - even assisted with recommending & organising visits for us to other attractions in the area! Can't beat "Local knowledge"! Highly recommend this company & trip.
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Adam was great. Ex jetboat racer so knows his way around a jetboat. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Do 'the squeeze' for some thermal waterfalls!
Did 'The Squeeze' - amazing thermal waters and our tour guide Adam was fantastic - knowledgeable about the area and loves what he does! Great fun!
Great day with RiverJet! Especially accommodating and helpful for our 6 year old. He had a BLAST.
We called to get idea and options and they really helped plan a whole day for us, even helping get most economical tour to The Squeeze. Its like 3 activities...first the cruise down the river in the jetboat to the squeeze. Nice discussions and tour of the river and both the natural and historic sites. Then hop out for THE SQUEEZE was great. Amazing and the warm water on a cold day was a great combo.the water was so warm and relaxing and the "waterfall" gives the best back massage
Then it was back in the jetboat and its amazing what those boats can do, 360s a plenty.
The Squeeze is definitely a must do for everyone! Great value for money and what an amazing experience. Our driver was so knowledgeable but also very entertaining and just made the whole trip that much better. We took our 9 year old and he just loved it.. This really showcases some stunning scenery and reminds you of how beautiful NZ is. Would recommend this to anyone. Thanks Riverjet for a fabulous day and one we will always remember.
Rob Van Proemeren
Unique, fun, value for money is the simplest way to sum up this outing.
Wife and me did "The Squeeze" and yep that's very much a back to nature experience. A ride on a jet boat, a wander up a hot water stream, squeezing between rocks, a brief stop under a hot water waterfall and then a soak in the hot pool above the waterfall.
I'll admit I had my reservations about this beforehand, but heck I enjoyed that! Physically the most challenging is the first few metres in soft riverbed until you get into the hot water stream...but I would thoroughly recommend this to young and old.
Phil & Tanya Thompson
An awesome experience :) Staff are awesome, informative and up beat :) My husband and I did 'The Squeeze'. A 2.5-3hr trip, of jet boat ride, river walk, waterfall and soak in warm pool. Well worth doing. An experience with an enjoyable difference :) Will definitely do it again. We've done Huka Jet, Rapids Jet and now Riverjet NZ. Riverjet is TOPS! So worth the price. Thanks for the discount :)
Absolutely amazing experience! Me and my sister were staying inTaupo for the Christmas period and found out about this trip so got booked on straight away, we got the online special for $119 so even better! the jet boat ride up was lovely and very educational, we stopped a couple of times and got told stories about different areas. we arrived at the stream and it was lbvely and warm. After a little walk down the stream and literally squeezing between the rocks, we came to the waterfall. It was truly an unforgettable experience and I will recommend it to anyone who visits the area. There is also a small hot pool at the top you can access as well as the waterfall. Adam was a fantastic guide and took lots of photos for us to cherish forever.
you have to 100% do this!!!
Had a great experience on NZ Riverjet trip. Squeeze is a most unique experience I have done in my life. Feel like an engage with the nature. Simon was our guide and he was great. Very experienced and knowledge of everything. Good combination of Jet boat ride, soft adventure and geothermal. Must do. 100% recommended.
The Squeeze is definitly a must do! There are many reasons why! ;) Jetboats are cool, you learn a little bit about the area and the main part "the squeeze" is just awesome! I recomend it to everybody ;)
Loved it. Adam and Chrissy were great hosts and the Thermal Safari was a once in a life time experience. Highly recommended!!
Awesome!! Do the squeeze! Hiking up a stream, through rock caverns to a hot springs water fall! Adam is a terrific guide.
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Did the Squeeze and it was EPIC!!!
Got to tick off geothermal and adrenaline at the same time. Price was definitely value for money. I'm from NZ and I learned so much about NZ culture, Maori stories and geography, the Tutukau Gorge was stunning...so still and silent. You really get to appreciate the nature of NZ. Then the real fun started, jumped out of the boat into the surprisingly warm water. Literally squeezed through the canyon before I got the best massage ever! Lying under the waterfall with the warm water pounding your muscles (in a good way) made me wish I could stay there forever. Then the thrills and spins on the way back just completed the whole package...$139 for almost 3hrs of fun,
Thanks Chrissy and Adam at NZ River Jet!! I'd recommend this to anyone!
I have been on many different jet boating trips over the years and this is one of my top two. Chrissy and Adam were friendly and knew their stuff. The ride itself was fantastic. The first leg is the slower leisurely cruise down the beautiful Waikato river with a knowledgable commentary. The return trip is the what jet boating is all about! 360 degree spins and tight manouvres close to obstacles make this a must do. Highly recommended.
Bonnie and David Appleby
We were welcomed at the reception desk (didn’t get her name), but very helpful and professional young woman, supplied us with lifejackets and took a picture of us prior to our trip on the deck outside and an ‘action one’ as we were coming into dock on our return. Adam was our driver and was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the sites along the river, filling us in with stories of interest about the history and culture of the original natives. Lots of photo opportunities along the way. We chose the Orakei Korako walk around the thermal reserve...being dropped off at a cafe on the river’s edge to catch a ferry over to the reserve (5 minute ride), while others went on further with Adam to do the “Squeeze”. Breathtaking scenery, geysers/steam/bubbling hot pools/native foliage all along the way and a wide sturdy boardwalk to make the trek more manageable, as it is a good walk. (1 hour or so) Adam picked us up again at the cafe and the ride back to base was FAST, FURIOUS and EXHILERATING...lots of fun and very safe! Very enjoyable and highly recommended.
Well done Riverjet!
Awesome jet boat cruise down the Waikato River with a great guide (Adam) who was enthusiastic about the stories he told and knew about the history too. The Squeeze itself was a mind blowing trip with fantastic scenery - you have to experience it for yourself to fully understand the magic of it, and the waterfall at the end has to be the best massage ever. The trip back was full of 360 spins and excitement and one of the best jet boat rides out there. All in all it was a breath taking and pleasurable adventure and would highly recommend this experience to everyone.
did the squeeze, fantastic tour cant be much better! good information and nice company. regards Kenneth and Johannes.
Did the Squeeze. Dont let the weather put you off from doing this; it was wet and cold but you are supplied with a wetsuit, shoes, towel and raincoat, plus the squeeze itself is thermal!
Amazing trip with a great guide - informative and interesting!
Will be recommending to all my friends/fam. in Australia who are keen to visit this beautiful area.
Definitely recommend going on "the squeeze"! going down the river on a jet boat, walking between two rock faces to get to two beautiful, warm waterfalls!! Where else are you going to get that sort of experience? :) Tour guide- Friendly, loads of stories to tell and passionate about his job. A must do activity :D
This was awesome! Did this with my husband and 10 year old son. We took the 'dry' option and walked around Oraki Korako, which was beautiful. Pete, our driver, told us lots of info about the local area and Maori history. We also got lots of thrills speeding down the river and doing lots of 360 turns. Would recommend to everyone!
Awesome experience! Loved every minute, driver was very friendly and told us about the river and its history along the way. The squeeze was so much fun, worth the walk! :) A MUST DO!!
We had some miserable weather but Adam still made the tour a lot of fun. We were unable to cancel due to cancellation policy but it was great anyway. Adam was great!!
Awesome jet boating, fantastic driver/guide, gorgeous scenery and geothermal activity....a MUST DO!!!
Fab day on the water and walk around Orakei Korako. Thanks Pete and Lisa for an excellent wedding anniversary eerience
Combined with trip to Orakei Korako thermals. Great informative 45km boat trip to the thermals, where we were dropped off for an hour to walk around, then an exhilarating boat ride back, full of 360's and nose skims. Great value for money and highly recommended.
Truly a one of a kind way to experience New Zealand. A thrilling journey packed with points of interest, history, and incredible scenery. Pete Williams is the most affable guide you'll meet. Kia Ora!
Of our 2 weeks in New Zealand, 'The Squeeze' was the most exciting and breathtaking. Our boys, aged 7 & 9 loved this experience and it's one we will never forget. The guide was fantastic and even in inclement weather, our journey was comfortable with the supply of wetsuits and thermal wear. I strongly recommend this experience!!!
My Partner and i went on "The Squeeze" tour just recently and it was amazing!! great scenery, tour guide was awesome and the squeeze is just breath taking won't experience that sort of thing any where else, definetly worth it!
All of the participants of the French group Arts & Vie loved the experience. None of them had ever done jetboating. It is a great memory to take back home. The pilots were tops, skilled drivers, knowledgeable and good fun. The scenery is awesome. I'll be back!
This is just the most awesome trip we've ever done:-) Great from start to finish, Adam was excellent and very informative, the boat ride down is beautiful and thrilling. The squeeze is just amazing and coming back up the river doing the 360s on the boat is unforgettable:-) Thanks to you all for the day and value for money you're unbeatable.
A group of friends and family joined me on the scenic safari trip for my birthday. The whole experience exceeded all our expectations, we were welcomed, so warmly, made to feel really valued and given the best jet boat journey I have ever had (and I have done a few). It was made really interesting as we toured along the river, coffee for a break and the return was a really fun time doing the thrill stuff. Hot soup back in the base afterwards. The whole group was rapt and talked about it lots afterwards.
Wonderful trip! One of the highlights of our holiday. My family and i took a day trip down the river to the thermal park where we were dropped off. It was a great experience and we got some excellent pictures and video.
The Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park was recommended to us for our one "thermal park" experience in NZ. We decided to book the Riverjet NZ Safari which took us down the beautiful Waikato River to the park dock. Adam was an expert driver and filled us in on the history of the river and gorge. We enjoyed seeing Orakei Korako and the ride back on the jetboat was a blast! Definitely worth the price.
Wow, excellent value for money.
Had a great time on the riverjet & walk around geothermal area, I was a wimp & didnt want to do The Sqeeze but now wish I had after hearing all good comments that day & days later from other tourists...
Amazing time! The crew are so friendly and entertaining, make everyone have a good time and know their stuff about what they are talking about.
The squeeze is such a unique experience and a must-do if ever visiting through the North Island. Hot water pools and waterfalls, heaven!
Dave was great, really knows his stuff! Squeeze was amazing, very unique experience that should not be passed up!
The mix of scenic cruising, and exhilerating jetboating was perfect.
The squeeze through the canyon, up to the thermal waterfall wad just magical.
Our guide Dave was excellent, giving us infromation all the way up, pointing out wildlife and explaining the history of the area with local understanding.
Very pleasant trip to the Squeeze with a welcoming cup of soup on our return.
The driver/ guide was great. The amazing terraces we stopped at are a nice place to visit and we had plenty of time to walk around the geothermal area - quite beatiful - before jet boating back. Despite the weather (heavy rain all day), It was really a great day out.
I have just experienced the best jet boat trip ever!! My friend and I are still buzzing about NZ Riverjet and the Squeeze from the moment we steped in the door to the moment we left we were made to feel so welcome the office lady Rochelle was so lovely and helpful and Dave was hilarous which made for a great time. I recommend this trip 100% ya just got to do it - I give if 11/10 thanks guys you rock!!
Thank you for a great day. Its like 3 trips in one. first the cruise down the river in the jetboat to the squeeze. It's a well hidden place, all natural and the water was so warm and relaxing and the "waterfall" gives the best back massage
Then it was back in the jetboat and its amazing what those boats can do. cheers
We had a fantastic experience with this. Great cruise up the river, followed by the thermal stream walk (Squeeze). Really enjoyed the thermal stream walk, something different (even if we had to wear Crocs sandals in public). Then a 1/2 hour blast back to base with a stack of 360 spins & near misses along the river bank.
The trip was awesome, really exciting but also so interesting, way exceeded my expectations. What a fantastic way to learn a bit of history and see some stunning geothermal activity. 100% recommend these guys for your Jetboat experience, it is far more than just a jetboat thrill ride!
This was fun! The driver/ guide was great. We stopped at these amazing terraces and had plenty of time to walk around the geothermal area - quite beatiful - before jet boating back. Again, an absolutely great day out.
On Saturday 25th July we drove to NZ Riverjet offices, it was an awesome day. We met our riverjet host Adam, whom I dubbed 'Captain Cutsie' for the expedition. Adam was great he showed us all the scenic and historical spots along the river and was friendly, great at answering questions and simply good fun. We had one of our group Ali, celebrating her birthday and Adam went out of his way to make sure her adventure was special and memorable! We were dropped off to Oraki Korako Thermal Reserve - gorgeous! On the way back my daughter, Melissa and Ali were concerned I might not cope with the "spins" but let me tell you it was simply thrilling, Adam was fantastic, spinning us around and racing back up the river....I was yelling "yahoo let's do it again", like a kid!!! (and believe me I'm not anymore).....I haven't had this much fun for years - this adventure had me laughing and had the adrenlin flowing.....quite put me on a buzz for the rest of the day!!!! - great trip will highly recommend it to anyone. Big thanks to Adam "Captain Cutsie" for simply making the day and the trip!!!
On a freezing cold day I experienced 'The Squeeze'for the first time. It was a fantastic experience and I WAS NOT THAT COLD - the water was warm and the wetsuit tops provided kept the goosebumps away (sort of)
Such a magical part of the Waikato River and a real adventure - thanks to Nick for the experience.
Fantastic trip. The trip has awesome scenery and is really balanced between excitement, history, a scenic park walk and spectacular surroundings. I did this trip with my small children and they had a blast. The concept of getting out and walking around the park at the halfway point is just great. Well worthwhile!
I've had 2 trips with Nick on the river now , both different and both a ball.The opportunity to go jet boating and viewing some of the best thermal areas in NZ is unique... Can't recommend them highly enough
Both my son and i went on this great tour in november 09. it was fabulous, we were the only 2 people on the boat on a thursday morning and so had the driver all to ourself. he spent lot of time pointing out the landmarks and cultural history for the area. He was very approachable, made the effort to talk to my 8 yr old, showed him the best area in the boat to get wet like he wanted. All round it was a fabulous experience.we went to riverjet because it was reccomended by our friends and can't thank them enough it was a fantastic journey
Nick with Action New Zealand/Riverjet set up a wonderful day for four of us, including a van tour with Trent, a very nice guy and knowledgeable guide who took us to many "off the beaten path" geothermal spots in and around Rotarua, and the impressive Huka Falls. Our day also included the Riverjet boat ride with a stop at Orakai Karoko, a truly amazing natural geothermal spot that you explore at your own pace. The return trip on the jetboat was full of spins and thrills - very exciting and fun. All four of us had a superb day- lots of fun, nice variety of experiences, and a great option if you want to get away from the huge tour buses offered by the cruise ships. Highly recommend Riverjet Thermal Experience.
Riverjet is an exciting experience in a thermal reserve that is very different from any other we have seen. Perhaps a little more time in the reserve would have been better.
The boat ride is alot of fun, especially on the way back with all the turns, etc. The workers are really friendly and know alot about the area and its history etc. THE SQUEEZE IS AMAZING! Best fun I have ever had and its the most amazing site with the waterfalls and pools etc. If your in Rotorua you definately need to try The Squeeze!
stuart and sue barnetson
would highly recommend this company.Very friendly,excellent value for money spent about 1 hour on the water,very infomative about local region and includes entry to thermal area.Would highly recommend it
An excellent mixture of scenery, history, thrills, and adventure. The driver was a really good sort, with excellent local knowledge. The trip was interesting, with time for a stop at an awsome thermal reserve. The trip home was full of spins and speed - we loved it! We also took our preschool aged children. They were treated with respect and were interacted with at their level. The trip there with it's stops to discuss local history gave us all time to adapt to being on a boat. We all loved the 2-3 hour experience and would highly reccommend it others! Well worth the money!
Mie Toft Pedersen
Riverjet Tour. jet boating is great fun for people in all ages. The safety is in top, plus they will give you gear.