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Motu River Jet Boat

State Highway 35, Opotiki 3080, New Zealand
+64 7-315 5028
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Accessible Wilderness

The annual hunting trip saw us ditch the helicopters and take a ride up the river with Mark. I'd... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dnewbo01
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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Awesome!

Was on the bucket list and thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Mark. Alot of history was told to us... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2018
Missdragracer
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State Highway 35, Opotiki 3080, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The annual hunting trip saw us ditch the helicopters and take a ride up the river with Mark. I'd have to say that not only was the location well worth the trip, Mark's professionalism and experience were evident right from the start. Mark has a...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Was on the bucket list and thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Mark. Alot of history was told to us about the area and the tunnel a highlight. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

We didn't intend going on this ride but saw the sign on our way up the coast. The pamphlets were on the vehicle involved in transporting the boat from Opotiki to the Motu Bridge. There was also a sign to give us the next trip...More

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Reviewed November 27, 2017

A beautiful river fantastic scenery. A walk in tunnel made in 1950.Knowledgeable host and fun .Best to do on a fine day .Take a extra jacket as can get cold in boat.Safe and professional operation thanks Mark.Good value for money

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Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

Myself and 3 others used Mark and the team fir a 6 day hunting trip up the Motu River. From first contact, the service and response was second to none. Mark runs a very safe, friendly and professional operation. We were extremely well looked after...More

Thank Marc G
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Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Took my partner on a surprise birthday trip and it was worth every single penny. So good to see a relatively undiscovered part of New Zealand and all the better for having a local guide who knows his stuff. Mark was a great host. Knowledgeable...More

Thank RachJS
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Reviewed February 18, 2017

The weather was beautiful and the drive to the Motu was nice. We arrived at the Motu spot and did not have to wait long before we heard the boat on the river. The grandchildren raced down the track to see Mark drive the boat...More

Thank cillar212
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Reviewed February 7, 2017

We had a great day cruising the amazing Motu river. The tour lasted one and a half hours and our guide was great. Beautiful scenery, interesting history and walks. The driver cranked it up on the way back and we flew threw some rapids. Really...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2017

this was fantastic! Scenery was just awesome.. guide was knowledgeable and friendly the highlight was the tunnel visit!! well done Mark keep up the great work!

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Reviewed January 21, 2017

A great experience and tour. We got to a see a 1950s tunnel for a dam and an unnamed waterfall. The weather was not excellent but we thoroughly enjoyed this trip. We loved the 360 on the river as well...thrilling. Thanks Mark and Corelli for...More

Thank Mariarun2015
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MarknMax, Owner at Motu River Jet Boat, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2017

You are very welcome it was our pleasure.. Dispute that little bad patch of weather... Very glad you enjoyed and thank you so much for your review.

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