Embark on a thrilling jet boat adventure and discover the incredible nature of New Zealand with a ride through Tutukau Gorge, complete with a few tight squeezes through amazing rock features.
Exclusive River Jet Tours
Have you heard the stories of all the hidden treasures buried in the canvas of New Zealand’s landscapes; the bright coloured terraces, bubbling mud, steaming geysers, hidden caves, silica terraces, tight rock formations and mystical hot spring waterfalls? What if we could take you there? Prepare yourself for the thrill of this fantasy destination.
Welcome to the city by the sea. Your ship has just docked in the most vibrant city of Tauranga – is one of the most strikingly beautiful places on earth. It is time to explore and what better way to experience the heart of New Zealand’s culture, history, nature and geothermal than by Jet Boat!
Let us take you to another world, our friendly team at River Jet NZ will whisk you away on a shore excursion like no other. Taking you on an adventure of a lifetime, you will experience winding rivers, dense native New Zealand bush, geothermal activity, Maori history, hot pools and waterfalls, stepping back in time to experience some of the world’s most incredible natural wonders. A tour that has it all, we want you to vagabond with us on a voyage that combines the thrill of iconic New Zealand jet boating and satisfies all wanderlust.
The Squeeze – New Zealand’s highest rated Jet Boat tour.
Visit: The Squeeze
The Thermal Safari – Visit Orakei Korako rated by Lonely Planet as one of the top 5 geothermal parks in the world.
Visit: Thermal Safari
Suggested Itinerary (Times may vary due to ship sail and dock times)
8:00 am pick up from Tauranga Port
9:30 am arrive at Rainbow Mountain for a short bush walk to the Crater Lake.
10:00 am arrive at Waiotapu Mud pools
10:30 am arrive at NZ River Jet
11:00 am depart for Thermal Safari or Squeeze Tour (2.5 hours)
1:30 pm arrive back at Riverjet base
2:00 pm depart Riverjet base
3:30 pm to 4:00 pm arrive back at Port
1. Pick up and drop off service. Leave the driving to the experts whilst you sit back and enjoy the stunning scenery. Includes guided stop over’s at two of the area’s most popular natural attractions.
Enquire regarding pricing as cost varies depending on number of passengers.
2. Hiring a car is another option! Book your tour online with us, and then drive yourselves to and from our base (only 1.5 hours from the dock).
Visit: NZ Rent a Car
With all enquiries please include the following:
• Cruise ship details, date and times
• Number of passengers in your group (include number of adults/children)
(Small and large groups welcome)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +64 7 333 7 111