The Waikato River is the most important waterway of New Zealand’s North Island. It’s also the longest and one of the most beautiful rivers in the country. The magnificent Waikato is 425 km (264 miles) long in total and it carries a heavy load of ash from the volcanic highlands.
The Riverjet Thermal Safari takes you through the stunning Tutukau Gorge. On your way to Orakei Korako, you will see abundant bird life, majestic pine forests and several trout feeding areas. The steaming volcanic activity right on the river banks is in one word spectacular.
At stops along the way our drivers will explain the history and significance of this beautiful area. This fantastic jet boating trip is not just about the world famous 360-degree spins. It will also give you a great insight into New Zealand’s fascinating culture and heritage.