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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 #14 of 69 Activities in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our guide Adam was perfect for this - full of knowledge on the way down and then some fun driving on the way back. Very friendly and helpful too - like many places in New Zealand the staff really want you to enjoy your time there and were very happy to give advice on the rest of our trip As... More 

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

Hi Fred, Thank you for your review! Yes we like to make sure our guests experience the best of New Zealand while they are here. Orakei Korako is such an amazing beautiful place, it's awesome you could see the difference between the 2 different geothermal area's. They all have something special to offer :) More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

What an absolutely awesome experience. Adam, our driver, has a wealth of knowledge about the area & its history & can really handle a jet boat. The ride was not only picturesque but very thrilling & the Thermal Walk was really worth seeing. All in all, the whole experience was worth every cent & we would definitely do it again.

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

Hi Peter, We think you get heaps of bang for buck with our tours as well! Thanks for joining us. Next time give our Squeeze tour a try, it's unbelievable! More 

Rotorua District, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We are here from the UK and whilst here in Rotorua we decided to got jet boating. Best decision ever! Adam the driver was amazing - he really made our day. My daughter said "the beast was epic!" (the beast being the boat!), and just wait till you get to the gorge... The thermal safari/walk was fabulous - thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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

WOW!! Thanks so much for your review, yes Adam does go the extra mile to make sure our customers get the most fun out our trips!! We're so glad you loved your tour with us! More 

Port Macquarie
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Great day. Staff were really great. It was last minute decision and they accommodated us no problems. Ride down river was fantastic. We were dropped off at Thermal Walk which was great, while Adam took the younger ones onto THE SQUEEZE. Came back about an hour later, picked up us and the rest of the group and had fantastic trip... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review! We love the Hamilton spins too! Great last minute decision to join us! :) More 

Helidon, Queensland, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We were on a 2 week holiday from Australia and decided to go on the Riverjet for some fun. What a great idea this was. Our driver "Adam" was brilliant. Knew the area well, had a wealth of knowledge and answered any question thrown at him. The thermal walk was lovely. The Waikato river was exceptionally pretty, beautiful scenery and... More 

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

HI Peter, Thanks you for your review. We're glad you had an amazing time on board our tour with Adam! We would love to see you back to try the squeeze! More 

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 

1 review
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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