Taupo: Waikato River 50-Minute Jet Boat Ride

4.7 / 5

3 Reviews

Taupo: Waikato River 50-Minute Jet Boat Ride

From US$ 91.78 per person

Blast down the mighty Waikato River for an exciting ride that incorporates jet boat thrills, stunning scenery, and live commentary.

About this activity

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Duration 50 minutes
Starting time 10:00 AM
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  • Experience the speed and thrills of a jet boat ride
  • Feel the thrill of high speed and 360-degree spins
  • See geothermal phenomena that can only be seen by river
  • Learn local insights and stories from your guide
Full description
Operating at 10:00 AM daily, the scenic blast jet boat ride offers you a 50-minute, 36-kilometer return trip down the mighty Waikato river. Set off with a scenic jet boat ride in a sleek black boat on New Zealand’s longest river. Begin with a leisurely cruise, allowing you to take in all its beauty. Your driver will happily share with you insights on the wildlife and native birds in the area. Admire birds, fish, pine forests, farmlands, native bush, the 50-meter high Tutukau Gorge, steaming volcanic river banks. After appreciating the tranquillity and peacefulness, prepare for the thrill ride home. Hold on tight as the driver brings you back to base at speed. Pedal to the floor, they'll perform highly skilled maneuvers and the famous 360-degree spins.
  • 50-minute scenic jet boat ride
  • Driver
  • Live commentary

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    Meeting point

    1 Tutukau road Mihi 3083

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses

    Know before you go

    • Suitable for children aged 3 years and older
    • Wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting wet
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 / 5

    based on 3 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5.0 / 5
    • Transportation
      5.0 / 5
    • Value for money
      5 / 5
    • Safety
      5 / 5
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    January 15, 2020

    Cam was fantastic and made this one of the best excursions we’ve had!

    March 22, 2019

    Cam was our crazy pilot and it was good! Beautiful discovery of the river and its environment and other surprises once on the boat

    February 24, 2019

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    Product ID: 192867