• Riverjet Thermal Safari - SPECIAL
    From just $179
  • The 'Squeeze'
New Zealand River Jet
    The 'Squeeze'
    Squeeze through narrow crevasses, stunning native NZ bush to a natural Hot Water pool, hang on tight for an exciting Jet boat ride home.

    Over two hours of fun at $169

  • The ULTIMATE Squeeze!
New Zealand River Jet
    The ULTIMATE Squeeze!
    The ULTIMATE Squeeze includes pick-up from Rotorua or Taupo for only $189. Guided stops on the way and the full Ultimate Squeeze experience.
    Seats are selling fast.

    BOOK NOW for a total of 6 hours of adventure for only $189!
  • Jet Boat-Floatplane Thrill Ride
New Zealand River Jet
    Jet Boat-Floatplane Thrill Ride
    Scenic Floatplane rides, Orakei Korako Thermal Valley and New Zealand Riverjet. This is probably one of New Zealand’s best combo deals including sight seeing, thermal valley and thrills on Riverjet.
  • The ULTIMATE Thermal Safari
New Zealand River Jet
    The ULTIMATE Thermal Safari
    The ULTIMATE Thermal Safari includes pick-up from Rotorua or Taupo for only $189. Guided stops on the way and the full NZ Riverjet Thermal Safari experience including the majestic wonderland of Orakei Korako.

    A total of 6 hours of adventure for only $199!
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    The day was simply great! Trent was a very likeable guy with a good sense of humor and very knowledgeable.
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    Thank you very much to you and the team at Riverjet we had a fabulous time.

Experience New Zealand History by Jetboat

Long before the European settlers came to Aotearoa, the beautiful surroundings of the Waikato River were a very popular place to live for New Zealand’s native people, the Maori. The thermal activity made the ground nice and toasty and wildlife and fish were abundant.

In times gone by, the river was an important access route for both Maori and early European settlers. It was a network for trade, travel and communications Many battles between Maori tribes were fought here and it was the scene of many skirmishes between the British and Waikato tribes in 1863-65. During the Waikato Wars several Maori pa (settlements) fell victim to small armoured gunboats.

The Waikato River still holds a great deal of spiritual significance to the Maori. Today the tribes of the Waikato River seek the healing powers of the water and the blessings from their tupuna (ancestors). At times of trouble Maori people gather to rejuvenate their spirit by patting the river surface to call upon their ancestors and sprinkling themselves with the water facing the rising sun.

New Zealand River Jet
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