New Zealand Riverjet is the only jet boat company that can jet boat to a Thermal Reserve Orakei Korako!
Riverjet Thermal Jetboat Safari
Jet Boat down the Waikato River through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge. See 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. Walk around this magnificent thermal reserve, see boiling mud, geysers and silica terraces. See pre-European Maori battle sites and hear the tales behind past events.
Even though the beautiful surroundings of the Waikato River are an important part of the safari, we also like to –in good kiwi fashion- offer you a bit of excitement. The jet boat takes you close to obstacles in the water and we shoot at full speed towards the river banks. And of course you’ll experience the legendary Hamilton spins.
Duration - 2.5 to 3 hours
Riverjet The Squeeze Jetboat Ride
Begin with a scenic jet boat ride through Tutukau Gorge. Sit back and take in the remarkable landscape, learn the history and legends of the area and enjoy an abundance of unique wildlife. Just when you thought you had an easy day ahead, your driver asks you to disembark the boat in knee deep warm water. You head towards a narrow gap in the cliff face ahead of you and start the challenge of The Squeeze..
After manoeuvring your way through narrow crevasses, climbing boulders, and wading through warm waist deep water you emerge in stunning native New Zealand bush. Immerse yourself in the environment and take the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere while relaxing in the thermal waters of a naturally heated bathing pool..
Hang on tight and enjoy all the thrills, excitement, speed and spins you would expect from the Hamilton Jet. Children are welcome but must meet physical criteria and have a minimum age of 6 years old.
Duration- 2.5 to 3 hours.