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Address: 10 Tutukau Road | Bay of Plenty, Rotorua 3083, New Zealand
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+64 7-333 7111
09:00 - 17:00
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Rotorua Geothermal Wonders and Waikato River Jet Boat Ride
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Jet Boat Ride on Waikato River Including Tutukau Gorge and Orakei Korako
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Tutukau Gorge Jet Boat Ride and The Squeeze

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We took the trip to Orakai Korako using the Riverjet. On the way out it is a more leisurely pleasure boat type of journey with occasional stops to look at something of interest or... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Grantham, United Kingdom
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the trip to Orakai Korako using the Riverjet. On the way out it is a more leisurely pleasure boat type of journey with occasional stops to look at something of interest or for a short piece of history about the area. We were then dropped at Orakai Korako while others continued for 'The Squeeze'. The boat then returned... More 

Thank Gadabouts95
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing time was had by our family today, we had foggy weather but our guides knowledge of the river had us feeling safe as well as giving us the thrills!!! I loved the scenic ride down, learning about the river and the thermal activity...THEN home, awesome thrills,speed and 360's. All involved with booking were welcoming and friendly huge thank you... More 

Thank Joanne P
Canton, Georgia
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

There are not enough great words to describe the amazing time we had. From the moment we arrived to our final good bye we could not have asked for more. The staff felt like family and old friends. They took great care to make sure we were comfortable and ready for our trip. Cam, our guide, was simply the best;... More 

Thank Rick T
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on the Ultimate Thermal Safari trip which included a visit to the Orakei Korako. The riverjet boat ride was fast and extremely enjoyable. Cam was our driver and he was extremely skilled and very knowledgeable about the history of the lnd and people. This was one of the items on my bucket list and after the trip, it... More 

Thank davej1961
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such an amazing, fun day out...best way to have a birthday adventure and great way to get over a hangover...sun, fun, fresh air and beautiful scenery. Jeremy made the day fun, informative, and adrenalin filled. Thanks Jeremy and the team!

Thank Elmo765
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the Squeeze as a family, with kids aged 8 and 10. It was amazing! The trip down river in the jetboat is interesting, as guides Tony and Jeremy explained about Maori culture as well as the history of the area. Out of the boat into shallow water for the squeeze. Due to the recent cyclone, the water was... More 

Thank Pauline L
Squeeze1, Front Office Manager at New Zealand Riverjet, responded to this review

Hi Pauline, Thanks heaps for your glowing review. We are happy you and the kids had a wicked adventure and that the squeeze was a highlight of your holiday! Yehaa! We appreciate your recommendation, maybe we will see you back again when the squeeze is its normal warm self! The Riverjet Team. More 

London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What fun I had on this trip! Zooming down the Waikato River, adrenalin pumping as we wizz close-bye tree/bank edges and doing spins! Jumping out to squeeze through a narrow but passable gap in the rocks to a waterfall with some warm water to enjoy. What a unique tour and thrilling adventure! Great fun to be had, maori cultural legends... More 

Thank 01donala
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Everything is all organised. Rash tops, croc shoes, raincoat provided. Enjoyed the commentary of life on the river. Got to the squeeze and it was well worth it and will go again with other friends who haven't been. What made our trip even better was that there was only 5 of us and the driver so that meant we had... More 

Thank 2brynj
Squeeze1, Front Office Manager at New Zealand Riverjet, responded to this review

Jet Boating the Mighty Waikato is definitely one of the coolest ways to see a slice of paradise in NZ! Plus I bet you looked very cool zooming down the river in all that gear - especially them crocs! looking forward to having you back! Thanks for the Review! The RiverJet Team. More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first trip to the Squeeze and it was a very different natural experience! Due to the recent cyclone, the water was not as warm as it is usually but it was well worth the trip! We swim through some deeper water and walked through some shallower parts. It finally got to the waterfall and it was pretty... More 

Thank Yam76
Squeeze1, Front Office Manager at New Zealand Riverjet, responded to this review

Wow Thanks for your amazing review! It was a pleasure to have you on board with us! It seems like we ticked all the boxes for you (especially me hehe) but that makes us feel pretty awesome. Glad we could provide you with a true kiwi fun experience! Cheers, The RiverJet Team. More 

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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Sun out, so perfect day for some mighty Waikato adventures.. Debbie and Cook pumped volume into the squeeze for extra fun.. and thanks to our guide Jeremy who is the man!

Thank Alex W

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