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NZ Riverjet Thermal Safari

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Address: Highway 5 between Taupo and Rotorua | Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7 333 7111
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Lots of Fun. Would recommend to anyone.

First time on a jet boat and enjoyed it very much. Good way to spend a few hours. Very friendly and helpful staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Canmore, Canada
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Canmore, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

First time on a jet boat and enjoyed it very much. Good way to spend a few hours. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Squeeze1, Manager at NZ Riverjet Thermal Safari, responded to this review

Hi Mike, Thanks for your review! You didn't tell us it was your first time on a jet boat!! We're glad you chose us for your first jet boat experience! Enjoy your time in NZ :) Kind regards Charis Marriner More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Went with a group of friends & we all thought it was a great mix of seeing the beautiful top of the Waikato river, learning some interesting history of the area and having a blast (literally) as we powered up the river. Later we visited Orakei Korako which was very impressive and it began to cloud over and looked like... More 

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Squeeze1, Manager at NZ Riverjet Thermal Safari, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and thanks for joining us! Yes Adam is a great jet boat driver and tour guide, he is in the running for NZ Top Guide. More 

Pokeno, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Fantastic informative thrilling with unexpected level of service. These guys really understand going the extra mile personally bring all our rain jackets up to the cave as the weather closed in. Enjoyed it recommended it will do it again.

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Squeeze1, Manager at NZ Riverjet Thermal Safari, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and thanks for joining us for the Thermal Safari. We hope to see you next time for the squeeze :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Unbelievable experience. My wife and I both think it's a MUST DO in New Zealand. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to give us a perfect afternoon not only on the river but great tips on how to spend the rest of our day. Will defiantly go back there next time we are in New... More 

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Squeeze1, Manager at NZ Riverjet Thermal Safari, responded to this review

Hi Peter, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review for us! We think our tour is pretty amazing as well! Next time come back and give our Squeeze tour a go, I'm sure you'll love it even more!! Kind regards Charis More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had a lovely cruise down the river with our guide pausing to give us information and answer questions. The thermal park was great also, good to be able to see as much as we wanted to see. The trip back was heaps of fun and our kids (aged 14, 12 & 9) had a blast. Thanks Adam and Shannon for... More 

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Squeeze1, Manager at NZ Riverjet Thermal Safari, responded to this review

Hi Vicki Thanks so much for your review! We're thrilled you had a great time on our Thermal Safari tour. Kind regards Charis Marriner More 

Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went on the tour recently and although we wished there were more people there, it was a good morning activity in winter. Staff were excellent and made the experience a good one.

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Squeeze1, Owner at NZ Riverjet Thermal Safari, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Sadly we cannot control how many people chose to come on our tour. We require a minimum of 2 people for a morning tour to run, this is to avoid disappointing those who wish to come on board and only have 2 people in their party. Kind regards Charis Marriner More 

Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It was my first time jet boating! First we took it at a slower pace down the waikato and friendly guide and boat driver explained what we were seeing. Then we had an hour walking around the surreal thermal park Orei Karei before heading back to our boat named the Boss for a thrilling jet boating ride back! No fewer... More 

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Squeeze1, Manager at NZ Riverjet Thermal Safari, responded to this review

Hey Pei, Thanks for choosing us for your first jet boat ride! Sounds like you had a blast! Awesome review thanks. More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is such a good tour. Don't be deterred by it being out of town. We went on one of the first trips of the day when the river was really still, and the reflections made it especially beautiful. The jet boat ride is a great way to see the river, and our guide stopped several times on the way... More 

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Squeeze1, Manager at NZ Riverjet Thermal Safari, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad you managed to fit our tour in, we think it's pretty spectacular as well. Next time give our Squeeze tour a go. You won't be disappointed! More 

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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This was brilliant, a really fun jet boat ride and then we go to experience the volcanic activity of Orakei Korako. Our guide was extremely professional and knowledgeable - both staff we met were really friendly and helpful.

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Squeeze1, Manager at NZ Riverjet Thermal Safari, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, we're glad you loved it on board with us :) More 

Geelong, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Safari was excellent and would highly recommend to anyone. Fantastic ride in the jet boat and seeing the thermal park was a great experience. Excellent driver who was very informative and pointed out all the areas of interest along the way.

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Squeeze1, Manager at NZ Riverjet Thermal Safari, responded to this review

Hi Helen, Thank you so much for your review. We're glad you had such a great time on board with us :) More 

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