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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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Make time for this - it's really good

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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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 

Morwell, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

First time in a jet boat and now can't wait to do it again. Scenery was beautiful , informative narration of local legends and historical facts by our skipper Nick. But highlight was the return trip with the very skilled driver a lot of fun , enjoyed every minute. Gav and Vic Australia.

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

Virgin Jetboaters! I love it :) Thanks for letting us pop your cheery, we're glad you had such a great time on board with us! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Never been on a jet boat before, was a bit nervous. The staff were amazing and very reassuring throughout. By the end of the thermal safari we were left wanting more. The ride to Orakei Korako thermal valley was scenic and informative, and really enjoyed the walk through the thermal valley seeing many unique sights. Our trip back to base... More 

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

Hi Karen, Thank you fro your review! We're glad you had such a great time on our trip and even went on to take advantage of our combo deal with Rapids Jet!! Thanks for joining us, we hope to see you next time for the Squeeze tour :) More 

Templepatrick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had a lovely trip out with the driver Adam. Interesting safari down with story's and animal spotting, then a self guided walk around a geothermal park and finally a white knuckle ride back. This met all of our expectations and we had a great day. Defiantly worth the money!

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

Thanks so much for your amazing review! Glad to her you had a white knuckle trip home haha More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My wife and I booked a fantastic deal with NZ river jet on bookme. We were so excited, told all our friends and booked extra nights in Rotarura. A day later we received an email saying our price was an error and that they were canceling our booking. The email offered no apology, and when I expressed my disappointment they... More 

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

Hi Peter, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Yes there was an error on the Book Me site when you booked your tour. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. Sadly this review does not reflect the nature of our tour. You only need to read the other reviews to see that we offer... More 

ilkley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The trip down the river was scenic and entertaining with lots of knowledge passed on by our guide. The thermal park was very good with well marked paths and was not crowded so you could get good close up views of the geothermal activity. The trip back allowed the boat.to show its versatility with 360° . Definitely worth doing if... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review and thank you for joining us :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Wonderful ride and and good knowledge Imparted through the course of the ride in respect to history vegetation wildlife and geothermal activity ..a thrill ride at the same time ..the squeeze was awesome .a must do

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

Thank you very much for your review and thank you for joining us on board for the squeeze :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

As sexagenarians based in Tauranga Moana, we recently we took our Sydney-based grand-daughters, aged 9 and 11, on the Thermal Safari. We recommend this experience whole-heartedly to young and old alike. The journey down river was serene and informative, with driver cum guide, Adam, sharing not only his historical and environmental knowledge, but also his aroha for the Waikato River.... More 

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

Hi Julie, Thank you for your review! Yes Adam is very passionate about his job and the history of the mighty Waikato River! More 

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