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ULTIMATE THERMAL SAFARI THRILL RIDE

Quick Details

Minimum 1 pax Ages 16+
NZ$399
Minimum 2 pax Ages 16+
NZ$320
Minimum 3 pax Ages 16+
NZ$299
Child Ages 3 to 15
NZ$199

About

No other activity in New Zealand offers kiwi iconics Riverjet and Orakei Korako combined into one awesome day combo!

Jet Boat down the Waikato River through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge. See abundant bird life, pine forests, steaming volcanic river banks and trout feeding areas on your way down to Orakei Korako; one of New Zealand’s most popular geothermal attractions. Walk around this magnificent thermal reserve, see boiling mud, geysers and silica terraces.

This awesome adventure brings you up close to a slice of New Zealand scenery only a select few have seen. The stunning scenery of the mighty Waikato River makes you feel like time stood still as you gently cruise through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge where the canyon walls rise dramatically up to 50 metres above the water.

The stunning native bush and abundant wildlife you’ll encounter will leave you with a lasting impression. During several stops along the way our drivers explain about the rich history of the area and its unique wildlife.

Even though the beautiful surroundings of the Waikato River are an important part of the safari, we also like to –in good kiwi fashion- offer you a bit of excitement. The jet boat takes you close to obstacles in the water and we shoot at full speed towards the river banks. And of course you’ll experience the legendary Hamilton spins. We tailor all our rides to suit the needs and adventure feel of all passengers, making sure it is a safe and enjoyable experience for a

WHAT MAKES THIS TOUR ULTIMATE?

The ultimate tour includes pickup from Rotorua or Taupō. But this isn’t just your average pickup. Our friendly tour guides will turn this into an experience, educating you about key points along the way and interesting stories about New Zealand.

This transforms your jetboat experience into a full memorable day. It also saves you from needing to navigate maps and risk getting lost.

Full Program

The Ultimate Thermal Safari Thrill Ride includes a guided tour of Rainbow Mountain Crater Lake, NZ’s most active Mud Pools and the Hot and Cold Thermal River. It then finishes with ‘The Squeeze’.

Full program: (From Rotorua)

  • Pick up from Rotorua at 9am
  • Visit and guided tour of:
  • Rainbow Mountain Crater Lake
  • NZ’s most active Mud Pools
  • Hot and Cold Thermal River
  • The Thermal Safari Thrill Ride at 11am
  • Transport back to Rotorua at 2pm
  • 5.5 to 6 hours total

Full program: (From Taupō)

  • Pick up from Taupō at 9am
  • Visit and guided tour of:
  • Huka Falls
  • Aratiatia Rapids
  • The Thermal Safari Thrill Ride at 11am
  • Transport back to Taupō at 2pm
  • 5.5 to 6 hours total