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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 #13 of 71 Activities in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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English first
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Such a beautiful trip down the Waikato River to the geo thermal reserve. Our jetboat driver was awesome - very knowledgable & friendly & the spins on the way back were great fun! Office staff were also super friendly & helpful - even assisted with recommending & organising visits for us to other attractions in the area! Local knowledge! Highly... More

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

Hi Lisa, Thank you for your review. We're glad you had a great time on our trip and made good use of our local knowledge of the area for your other activities :) More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My wife and I had the pleasure of meeting the staff and enjoying the experience recently! Informative guides on the boats who enjoy an obvious passion for their work and country which is easily absorbed by their passengers making this experience a must do for any visitors to the North Island! Cant wait to come back and do it again!... More

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

Hi Tom, thank you for your review! Yes we are very passionate about our tours here!! We reckon New Zealand Riverjet is an #NZMustDO as well!! More

Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I booked my trip through a travel agency and had no idea what to expect. I must say that this was among the highlights of my week-long stay in the north island. It was a little chilly with drizzling rain that September day but the crew gave me a warm raincoat and I never felt a chill. The ride up... More

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

Thank you for your review. We think this is an amazing trip as well. We're glad you came on board with us to enjoy the Thermal Safari. We would love to see you back to experience The Squeeze! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

NZ Riverjet Thermal Safari is not only a thrill ride but also a very informative journey. On arrival you are greeted with a warm friendly smile and everything about your journey down the Waikato River is explained. Once fitted with a rain jacket and life vest it's all go. Adam the certified jet boat driver is full of information and... More

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

Hi Hannah, Thank you for your review! We reckon this trip is 10/10 too. Thanks for joining us, we hope to see you back to try the squeeze next time :) More

Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

When we planned our trip from Hawaii to New Zealand, we had no idea what we were going to do. However, as we perused numerous attraction brochures and websites, one particular attraction kept popping up... NZ Riverjet Thermal Safari. Since part of our travels would take us to Rotorua for a couple of days, we decided to book the NZ... More

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

Mahalo Joe! We can't wait to see you back in summer time!! Next time round you will have to try The Squeeze! Your review is awesome, thank you so much! Adam and I both love our jobs and pride ourselves on sharing the amazing experiences NZ Riverjet has to offer. Thank you so much Charis More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

While traveling through NZ I have visited many attractions from all over the country and the NZ Riverjet exceeded all of them. DO NOT MISS THIS ATTRACTION!! It's the best value for your money. It's the most entertaining - Adam was our driver and will have you laughing the whole time. It's the most professional - they make sure you... More

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

Gidday Dan! Wow we're pleased you took the time to post this review for us!! Thumbs up for joining one of our trips in winter! Be awesome to see you back in summer time! :) More

Mahina, French Polynesia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A special moment with a team of professionals. I highly recommend this activity rich in emotion, in an exceptional landscape. Very good animation and insightful comments throughout a trip punctuated by bursts of speed and quieter moments discovering an amazing nature trail. Thank you NZ Riverjet and a special thank to Adam our skipper. une animation riche et des commentaires... More

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

Hi Edgard, Wow thank you so much for your review, we enjoyed having you on board with us and hope to see you back in the summer! :) More

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great welcome and care taken to make sure everything went went all the way through. Well maintained kit - you need gloves and a beanie in winter largely because of wind chill. You won't get wet! Scenery en route to Orakei Korako is awesome and watch out for the birdlife. The geothermal bit of it is pretty good - Orakei... More

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

Thank you so much for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your trip with us :) More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great fun, great guide. It may have had a chill in the air, but the sun shone bright over a beautiful flowing river. What made it even better was the throbbing power of 500hp skimming our sleek black tinny at 30 knots down river, and 50 knots up, straight into that chill. But it was winter, and we were all... More

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

Thank you for your review, I love the way you described our trip! Thank you for joining us! More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The staff and driver of the boat were fun and knowledgeable. We had a blast and would totally do it again!!!

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

Hi Erin, Thanks for your review!! Next time you visit try The Squeeze!! More

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