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New Zealand Riverjet

10 Tutukau Road | Bay of Plenty, Rotorua 3083, New Zealand
+64 7-333 7111
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Jet Boat Ride on Waikato River Including Tutukau Gorge and Orakei Korako
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Tutukau Gorge Jet Boat Ride and The Squeeze
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
10 Tutukau Road | Bay of Plenty, Rotorua 3083, New Zealand
+64 7-333 7111
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Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Such a cool experience and good value for money. You feel like you're discovering a hidden secret. The boat drivers and staff are awesome and when things go wrong they are quick to remedy.

Thank Stacey G
Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Great day out . The jet boat trip was exhilarating. Jeremy was a great guide loved his sense of humour!

Thank annprivett
Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

Jet boating with Jeremy as a guide was a blast! He started off with a beautiful Maori prayer and along the tour provided interesting facts about the surrounding environment. We (to include my teenage son and 72 yr old MIL) were SO pleased to opt...More

Thank Brooke N
Squeeze1, Front Office Manager at New Zealand Riverjet, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2016

Hi Brooke, I just wanted to say a big thank you for this great review of not only the squeeze tour but our wonderful driver Jeremy! We are so glad that we were able to provide an activity to suit both age groups! I will...More

Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing day spent here today on the jet and going to the squeeze!! Amazingly awesome guides with a great sense of humour, will definitely be back!! Thanks for the great day *From the Waikite Valley crew!!

Thank Krista H
Squeeze1, Front Office Manager at New Zealand Riverjet, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2016

Hi Guys, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your time with us! It was our pleasure having you here and we will gladly welcome you all back again! The Riverjet Team

Reviewed December 17, 2016

Jeremy was a great guide and very knowledgeable. The squeeze was quite an experience as well. The photos could have been better though as they were mostly blur for the pictures taken during the squeeze. The spins were good but maybe there could be different...More

Thank weiye_tang
Reviewed December 13, 2016

My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed "The Squeeze". Jeremy's excellent jet boating skills had us laughing and enjoying the power of the jetboat in no time at all. The warm water of The Squeeze was fantastic with plenty of beautiful photo opportunities if you have...More

Thank 172moef
Squeeze1, Front Office Manager at New Zealand Riverjet, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2016

Hi Mereyal and Brenda, We are so glad that you have enjoyed your time on the boat with Jeremy! I will be sure to pass on your kind words! We look forward to having you o board again in the future! Thanks Again The Team...More

Reviewed December 12, 2016

What an amazing experience we had with NZ Riverjet & our guide Jeremy last week. Taking us on a journey on the Waikato river rich in culture, scenery and history. Jeremy was a lot of fun and a great knowledge of life on the river....More

Thank shonarichard
Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

We had a great time on The Squeeze, equal parts fun, enlightening and relaxing. Our guide, Jeremy, was very entertaining but also knowledgable about the river and its history! Thanks for a memorable experience Jeremy and all the folks at NZ Riverjet.More

Thank Kenneth v
Squeeze1, Front Office Manager at New Zealand Riverjet, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2016

Hi Kenneth, The team loved reading your feedback and we are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and have taken the time to share that experience! Thanks for coming on board with us it was our pleasure having you here. Thanks The...More

Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

'The Squeeze' tour was absolutely fantastic. Jeremy was such a great guide, very informative on Maori culture and history as well as making the experience a load of fun! Highly recommend this tour, the squeeze is incredible, the water is amazingly warm and pleasant! Thanks...More

Squeeze1, Front Office Manager at New Zealand Riverjet, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2016

Hi There, We appreciate all your kind words about our lovely guide Jeremy and also our wonderful Squeeze tour. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and loved having you on board! Thanks The Riverjet Team

Reviewed December 3, 2016

I have done other jet boating trips in NZ but this was unique. Adam started off cracking jokes but then could also talking about the Maori history and ecology of the area which was very interesting! I would highly recommend the trip to anyone :)

Thank Sarah F
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Hi - I'm a contact lens wearer. Would this be a problem if I do the Squeeze, in other words, is the water so strong that I could lose one? I often swim and shower with them in (as I wear monthlies) and I can't see far without them! We're visiting the area in April in case that's relevant. Thanks.
March 14, 2017|
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Response from Nichollette E | Reviewed this property |
I think you'd be fine. if in doubt, take pool goggles
A friend of mine is rather curvaceously proportioned. She would love to go but is worried about the "squeeze " part. Just how squeezy is it ?
July 12, 2016|
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Response from Carly_Macg | Reviewed this property |
She should be just fine!
HI! My cousin is concerned about the hike since she has 2 knee replacements. How long and how hard was it ? Thanks lori
January 15, 2016|
Response from 1YearLater | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lori We dawdled taking photos and enjoying the scenery and it was less than 20 mins each way, 20 mins playing/posing at the waterfall. Water on the walk was less than 600mm on 7 Jan 2015 but looks deeper in August: eg... More