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Jet Boat Ride on Waikato River Including Tutukau Gorge and Orakei Korako

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    What to Expect
    This jet-boat ride on the Waikato River offers exciting transport to the geothermal reserve of Orakei Korako. In the morning or afternoon, make your way to the jet-boat headquarters, just a 30-minute drive from Taupo or Rotorua. Your guide provides an orientation and safety briefing before you slip on a life jacket and climb into the jet boat for a wild ride on the Waikato River.

    En route to Orakei Korako, your driver speeds into high gear for an adrenaline-pumping ride complete with 360-degree spins and fishtail turns. Hear about the birdlife, fishing grounds and pine forests lining the riverbanks, where evidence of geothermal activity can be seen in the steam. The river’s highlight is Tutukau Gorge, where stunning cliffs rise 165 feet (50 meters) from the water.

    Reaching your destination, embark on a walk through the otherworldly landscape of boiling hot springs, mud pools and colorful silica terraces, with as many as 23 natural geysers on display.

    Back on board the jet boat, complete your 3-hour excursion by returning to your starting point where you’re offered a hot beverage.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1 Tutukau Rd, Mihi 3083, New Zealand
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Driver/guide
    • Hot drink
    • Entry/Admission - New Zealand Riverjet
    • Entry/Admission - Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 3 years
    • Camera, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended. In the colder months, warm clothing is essential
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Awesome!!! It was raining slightly when we went out but Shannon made sure we were all kitted up and kept dry. Cam was hilarious and kept us all entertained for the entire time. Gorgeous views that Cam took the time to give us the history of the place and the little hidden
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    Great 4 hours NZ jet boats! Zooming down the river and squeezing through the gorge! Thanks Shannon you are a legend!
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    We had an awesome experience with the jet boat and the thermal park! Our driver Cam was very knowledgeable and the best boat driver! If you’re seeking an adrenaline rush mixed in with some history information (the complete package), then this is the tour to go on. Would highly
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    I'd had a jet boat ride in Sydney a few years ago which almost put me off doing this ride - in Sydney I was blasted with water throughout and had to do most of the experience with my eyes closed or hands over my eyes. This was totally different - I need not have worried. The
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    Fantastic experience, we are a family of 5 and had the best time, Cam our driver gave us the best experience, thrills, fun & local knowledge. Memories for the ages!
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