Thanks for checking with us regarding our experiences. Sorry I have been slow in responding; recovering from jet lag and returning to work after our lovely trip in your beautiful country has been a difficult transition. We had a wonderful cruise and enjoyed New Zealand very much.
Our day with Trent seeing the various geothermal areas and followed by the JetBet was one of the highlights of our entire trip. The day was simply great! Trent was a very likeable guy with a good sense of humor and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed learning more about your country, agriculture, Maori people, geothermal activity, and much more - he was very informative in a very nice conversational style.
The jetbet trip was a thrilling experience; I believe our driver/guide was Adam (not quite sure about his name), but he was a very nice guy, too. Loved the turns and thrills on the river, and Orakei Karoko was amazing - glad we had the opportunity to see such an amazing natural place.
I really can't comment on price compared with other tours; we didn't really talk to others about what they did. I do know that Celebrity cruises charges a premium price for all of there tours; they did offer something with a jetboat, but it was more expensive and didn't sound like as good a tour. Since we had such a long day with Trent, private tour for just the four of us, and he was able to stop at many out of the way spots that big tour buses don't go to, I felt the price was fair and good value.
I wish we had the opportunity to meet you when we were there. You have been most helpful in setting up the day/tour for us, and we all were very pleased with the day. Thank you so much!
On behalf of the New Zealand Society of Actuaries Organising Committee may I say thank you very much to you and the team at Riverjet for ensuring that the delegates who choose to go Jet Boating on Thursday afternoon had a fabulous time.
The delegates that went Jet Boating were full of tales that night about their experience - the words speed, thrill and adventure seemed to be mentioned rather a lot.
Once again thank you Nick for giving our delegates such a wonderful experience and many tales to take home with them.
We look forward to working with Riverjet soon.
Conference Innovators Ltd
Hi Rob & team,
Recently, while over in New Zealand I came out and experienced the New Zealand riverjet and self guided tour through Orakei Korako. Being from the mainland it’s been a while since I visited the North Island and I just wanted to say thank you very much for making me feel welcome. Finally, after some heavy rains we got the opportunity to enjoy the Waikato and the thermal parklands. Thanks again.
Sales and Reservations Support
Kirra Tours New Zealand Holidays
To the Team at New Zealand Riverjet,
Thank you for letting us experience Riverjet on 11 December 2007.
For both Niki and I it was the first time out with you and it was awesome to experience the trip first hand.
It's amazing how much of the native bush and scenery we got to see on the ride out, and the information given out by our guide, Rob, was informative and enlightening. It was interesting hearing about the forestryconversion and that area had been on the news the night before.
Even though we were in a jet boat, both Niki and I found the trip to Orakei Korako very peaceful. The feeling of privacy when out on the river is amazing, and something many of our guests are mentioning to us. You really feel like you're getting off the beaten track and really exploring something unique.
I do have to confess it was the 360 spins on the way back that really made our trip.
lake Taupo Top 10 Holiday Resort
This riverjet boat ride & time on Orakei Korako was the highlight of our New Zealand trip. The boat ride was thrilling & lots of fun it was really good being able to walk around Orakei Korako seeing boiling mud, steamy coloured pools etc without having to worry about crowds of people. The trip is very good value for money. Take some extra dollars for merchandise - it's very stylish! :)
Anne Shepherdson & Kim Barton (South Australia) & Jacqui Ross (Auckland)
Last Thursday Afternoon my Husband and Granddaughters and I enjoyed your excursion on the river and to Orakei Korako. We all felt it was good value for money and it was great to find something that as a Family we were able to do in Rotorua. Most of the pricers up there seem to be geared to the overseas tourist so we cannot do them. We have already recommended you to lots of our friends, so please keep your price within the NZ family range. Our driver Rob was great, giving everyone a safe ride with enough thrills to make them think it was real exciting. Everyone in your company that we came across was polite and courteous,and we will be back with the next pair of grandchildren in the future.
Thankyou all. Regards Lynda Wilson
It’s Anita here from Landmark Travel in Auckland. I went on the Riverjet boeat last Easter Weekend, which you arranged for my partner and me. I just wanted to say many thanks for that!! I know it’s a bit late, I was on a famil last week and only had the chance to email you now, but I just wanted to let you know that I thought it was a great experience and I hope to include the New Zealand Riverjet in some of my clients’ itineraries.
Many thanks and have a great week!
Anita van Oevelen
Inbound Tour Consultant
Landmark Travel Limited
We have recently been on a trip to the South Island and decided to try the shotover Jet to compare it with Riverjet!!
There was no comparison River Jet is 1000 times better. We came off Shotover Jet feeling like we had really been ripped off. We will make sure our guests, this season, know our thoughts.
Ed & Debbie Van Den Broek
Broekhaven Country Cottage
A big thanks for your warm hospitality earlier this week. I had a truly fantastic time and one which I know our customers would also enjoy.
I am off to Japan on 19th August, and am looking forward to sharing all the ‘new’ Taupo products with the off-shore marketing team. I feel very confident that some groups will at least include Riverjet and Orakei Korako in their itinerary.
Thanks again Nick. I look forward to working with you in the future.
Zespri International Limited
Hi team @ Riverjet
I was in Rotorua for the i-SITE Conference recently and a trip on the Riverjet was part of my itinerary.
I didn’t think Jet boating would be my thing but it was a blast!
Please pass on my thanks to Mark…. Even though he didn’t get us wet. Will certainly recommend Riverjet to my visitors.
Thanks for the fun!
Te Aroha i-SITE Visitor Centre
Hi there Rochelle,
I know this is really late & quite remiss of me to leave it so late – but I just wanted to send you a note to say a huge THANK YOU for your hospitality on the 20th August. Mike & I thoroughly enjoyed NZ Riverjet & what it has to offer. It was an amazing experience & one that I will certainly be able to pass onto others. I hope to send many people your way!
Thank you again & have a great day & a fabulous summer season.
Franklin i-SITE Visitor Centre
We would like to thank you for the opportunity to come and enjoy the Jet Boat Thermal Safari. We were very impressed with the whole experience right from the welcome at the front door to the thrill seeking return back to base.
Paul really enjoyed our stopover to check the 'green bellied eel'
We enjoyed my famil with you on Thursday and we look forward to referring our guests to you so they can experience your amazing facility for themselves
Belinda and Paul
Top 10 Holiday Parks
On a recent trip to NZ we took your Jetboat Safari (14-1-08) Rob was our driver. Thank you all so much for a wonderful experience, the whole trip was fantastic, Rob was the best, explaining all the wonderful sights. He gave us the ride of our life and we will never forget the thrills of jetboating along the most beautiful river. Well done and best wishes to you all .
Trevor & Pauline
To whom it may concern.
I have pleasure in reporting my thoughts on my business association with NZ Riverjet.I along with my husband are the owner operators of Paeroa Lakeside Homestay, Acacia Bay, Taupo
Over the last two years I have booked many of my guests on the NZ Riverjet which offers two packages to our guests.
On every occasion the experience has been a very positive one with the client enjoying the river scenery, gaining some interesting knowledge of the Maori and European history on this stretch of the Waikato River, and after an hour visit to the Thermal Park at Orakei Korako, a thrill ride with careful consideration of the makeup of the passengers enjoying this Kiwi invention the jet boat.
This is our favoured attraction for our guests as not only is it a very positive tourist experience but a visit to a unique thermal attraction and offering something different to any other option and a fun experience. The trip delivers everything and more that it promises.
We find the ease of booking a big advantage. There is always someone at the end of the telephone and it is always answered in a friendly but professional manner with clear instructions given for the time of arrival and location.
We have personally experienced the Safari and had a most enjoyable time in a relaxed environment.
We highly recommend New Zealand Riverjet.
Barbara and John Bibby