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Waikato River Jet Boat Blast

  • Wet and wild jet-boat tour along the Waikato River
  • Spot native wildlife in its natural habitat with your guide
  • Zoom through the Tutukau Gorge at high speeds
Waikato River Jet Boat Blast
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Waikato River Jet Boat Blast
USD 77.13
Winding through the countryside outside Rototua, New Zealand’s Waikato River is an outdoor adventurer’s dream destination. On this exhilarating tour, cruise along the Waikato River by powerful jet-boat as your guide points out the native wildlife living along the riverbanks. Hold tight along the winding twists and turns, and enjoy a white-knuckle ride through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge.
What to Expect
Operating at 10 am daily, the scenic blast offers you a 55 minute, 36km return trip down our mighty Waikato river. Set off with a scenic jet boat ride in a sleek black boat on the magnificent Waikato River - New Zealand’s longest river. See birds, pine forests, farmlands, native bush, the 50 metre high Tutukau Gorge, steaming volcanic river banks and spot trout.Then experience what a Jet Boat can really do. 

10:00 Depart River Jet Base in Jet Boat for a scenic ride
10:25 Arrive and admire the Tutukau Gorge
10:35 Head back to base fast as possible and experience 360 Jet spins
10:50 - 11:00 arrive back at base.
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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
My Experience

My experience with NZ River Jet was amazing! The staff are so genuinely helpful! Customer service is spectacular. The ride was not only thrilling but the natural surroundings were breathtaking even on a winters day. We even had a female driver!!! She knows how to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
What a "Blast" Wake up your sense of adventure.

Photos can never do the mighty Waikato justice. The jet boat ride to the edge of hooker falls at Taupo really falls short compared to this trip. We had the most spectacular winters day, cool but sunny. The gorge was truly wondrous and with Cams...More

Thank Eva N
Squeeze1, Front Office Manager at New Zealand Riverjet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Eva, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with Cam on our section of the Might Waikato! The 50 minute blast is perfect for those wanting a decent length Jet Blast! He can manoeuvre those boats, under and around those...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Awesome Fun with Marty

Thoroughly enjoyed the trip with our driver and guide Marty. Be prepared to get wet the spins were awesome and I got thoroughly soaked. The sights and sounds were gorgeous. Thanks Marty.

1  Thank Colin T
Squeeze1, Front Office Manager at New Zealand Riverjet, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hi Colin, Must of asked Marty too many question! hehe, just kidding. Thanks for the tip and taking your time to share your experience! We really appreciate your feedback. The River Jet Team :)

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Great Trip, Great Driver

Really fantastic short jet boat trip - scenic and informative on the way down the river, then an exhilerating fast and fun trip on the way back! Driver Marty was fantastic and really knew his stuff, even adjusting the trip to suit a wee 4...More

Thank MeggyB99
Reviewed 6 February 2018
Marty is a da bomb

We had the ride of our lives with Marty, 360's with water showering all over, tranquil areas of gorgeous river banks and bird song. Scary zips between banks and fallen trees. Much screaming and carry-on from the grandies in the back seat and a great...More

Thank Faye M
Squeeze1, Front Office Manager at New Zealand Riverjet, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Hi Faye, Being young at heart is all that matters right! Marty had a great time showing off his skills - Thanks for being such fun and wonderful customers and thank you very sharing your fabulous experience. Glad we could assist with the bucket list!...More

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