Waikato River: Jet Boat Ride and Geothermal Safari

Waikato River: Jet Boat Ride and Geothermal Safari

From US$ 134.69 per person

Catch a scenic and thrilling jet boat to Orakei Korako, a hidden geothermal valley. The valley is rated by the Lonely Planet Travel Guide as one of the top 5 geothermal parks in the world, and you will receive a guided tour of the park.

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Duration 2.5 hours
Starting times 2:00 AM, 11:00 AM
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  • Experience the Speed and thrills of a jet boat
  • Enjoy a live commentary from your local guide on the past and present stories that surround the mighty Waikato River
  • Enter into the mystical world of Orakei Korako
  • See the geothermal phenomena which can only be seen by river
  • See the famous Ruatapu Geothermal cave
Full description
Hop aboard New Zealand Riverjet, which will be captained by a highly-skilled and humorous driver. Your captain will take you on a scenic tour down the Mighty Waikato River, stopping to point out wildlife, native bush and geothermal areas on the way. You can take in the stunning scenery whilst listening to the wealth of knowledge the drivers have to share about the Waikato. You will also hear of myths and legends, history, and some fascinating information pertaining to your surroundings as you travel. You will then step off the jet boat to enter the mystical world of Orakei Korako, a hidden geothermal valley that has a prehistoric feel. You will see natural, untouched geothermal wonders, which are arguably some of the best left in New Zealand. Erupting geysers, silica terraces and the famous "Ruatapu" geothermal cave are just some of the wonders you will stumble upon. You will then get back in the jet boat before being briefed before your ride home. Hold on tight as your driver blows you away with their tricky maneuvers, tight corners, tree gaps and of course the 360-degree jet spins on your return route back to base.
  • Scenic jet boat ride
  • Thrilling jet boat ride
  • Entry into the Orakei Korako Geothermal Reserve
  • Live commentary
  • Geothermal phenomena tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Rotorura (if option chosen)
  • Food and drink
  • Transport to and from the pier

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Meeting point

New Zealand RiverJet base on by the Waikato River and Mihi bridge, 1 Tutukau Rd, Mihi 3083, New Zealand

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Water

Know before you go

  •  Wear comfortable shoes
  • Wear comfortable clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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  • Value for money
    5 / 5
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Fabulous day out. Great guide. Highly recommended.

February 22, 2020

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Product ID: 192861