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NZ Riverjet Thermal Safari

Highway 5 between Taupo and Rotorua | Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7 333 7111
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Ranked #18 of 56 activities in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
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Gorokan, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We booked the thermal safari through the information centre in Rotorua as they recommended. This experience was well worth the money spent rather then other jet boat rides on offer. I was there with my family and all ages enjoyed the experience!! Great guide and very friendly team!!

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

Hi Rachel, we're glad Rotorua I-Site set you off on the right direction! Yes we pride ourselves on the value of our tour and the bang for buck we provide our customers :) More

Street, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

I went on this trip because I thought my son would enjoy it but I was amazed at how much I did too. We learned a lot from our very informative guide and the trip was a nice combination of river cruising, seeing the wonderful Orakei Korako and then the thrill of the jet on the way back with spins... More

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

Hi Jean, Thank you for your review! We're glad we exceeded your expectations. Next time you will have to come and do our squeeze tour! More

Greymouth
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW via mobile

Absolutely wicked. Adam our guide was very entertaining and friendly. Beautiful scenery. Well worth the money.

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

Thanks so much for your review and thank you for joining us. More

Fort Myers, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We booked the Thermal Safari, and it was the perfect way to combine seeing the geothermal activity and having a fun thrill ride for our teens, too. The staff was very helpful with my emails and questions prior to our trip, and our guide Adam was informative and made the day fun. We had about an hour to walk around... More

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

Thanks so much for your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your trip with us! More

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We had a great day. Our guide, Adam, took us on the thermal safari. We went down to Orakei Korako Geothermal park on the jet boat. We had mostly a leisurely trip down with some fast bits thrown in for fun with information about the area, we then walked around the thermal park and jet boated back. Our 10 year... More

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

Hi Karen, Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your trip down the mighty Waikato with us to Orakei Korako. Adam will be thrilled to receive this feedback. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in NZ More

Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

For this eye wateringly high fee, I would have expected more. The boat sailed slowly up the river for an hour (even the guide said this was for 'economy') before parking up at a geothermal attraction for an hour while we were left to our own devices. (Guided tour would have been nice!). After that, we had a 12 minute... More

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

Hi James, We're sorry you felt that way about our tour. I see that you visited us on the 18th of March. We are the only company that offers a 100% money back guarantee if you did not enjoy your trip. If you had of mentioned something at the time we could have arranged this for you. I see you... More

Bribie Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We had the most amazing day! This was our best experience whilst we were in NZ Adam was a great host and we just loved listening to the history of the area and of course enjoyed the 'speed' of the jet boat A MUST to do whilst visiting Rotorua

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

Thank you for your review. The photo' look awesome :) Looks like you picked a perfect day to join us. More

LA, CA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Adam was absolutely the Man. I wish I had his job !!! He loves it and it really shows. He is very knowledgeable and shared with us about the area and wildlife. We were picked up by Adam at the Orakei Korako Geothermal park. We shared the jet boat with three other people which made it nice and cozy. We... More

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

Thank you for your review! I will make sure I pass onto Adam that you say he is The Man! He will be so happy!! We are thrilled you enjoyed our trip so much and would love to see you back again one day :) More

Canberra, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had a great time with Adam as our guide. Not only was the riverjet fun, but Adam's overview of the area, history and wildlife was a highlight of our trip. We did the Orakei Korako Geothermal tour as well which was good, but not really worth the extra $. Wish we did the Squeeze instead. The trip back was... More

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

Hi Kylie, Thank you for your review. Yes Adam is very passionate and knowledgeable of the area which makes for a very exciting and interesting trip. More

Centralia, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

What a great experience. The thermal experience was nothing short of amazing. We had Adam as a driver. This young man clearly loves his country and is proud of it. He gave us a wealth of information about the area. The trip back was a blast. Adam took full advantage of the power the Riverjet has. The 360's were an... More

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

Hi Jay, Thank you for your review! Yes Adam does love his country Aotearoa, land of the long white cloud. Thank you for joining us while on your trip to NZ. More

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