Experience the world's only river jet tour that allows you to step off the boat into a fantastic geothermal wonderland. This adrenaline-pumping experience offers the thrills of blasting down the Waikato River at 90km/h to spending an hour exploring Taupo's hidden valley Orakei Korako.

One moment you are cruising through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge watching abundant bird life, pine forests, steaming volcanic river banks and trout feeding areas on your way to Orakei Korako, the next moment you will be racing down the Waikato River barely avoiding obstacles, pulling donuts and shooting towards the riverbanks.

Orakei Korako feels like another world with its array of brightly coloured terraces, bubbling mud, steaming geysers, hidden caves and silica terraces. Be among the select few who have been able to get up and close to this amazing slice of New Zealand scenery. 

Don't miss the jade-green Emerald Terrace, the largest terrace in New Zealand. Witness any one of the 35 active geysers in Orakei Korako explode! Be enchanted by the gentle steam flowing from Rainbow Terrace. Or enjoy a steamy latte from the Mudcake Cafe while enjoying beautiful views of Lake Ohakuri. 

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Our Ultimate Tours include Free Transport with Pickup and Drop-off from your Rotorua or Taupō Location.

Enjoy the Thermal Safari tour with the following add-ons depending on your location.


From Rotorua:

9am - Pick Up & Scenic drive through lush farmland

9.30am - Short bush walk to the Rainbow Mountain Crater Lake

10.00am - See NZs most active, geothermal, boiling Mud Pools at Waiotapu

11.00am - The Squeeze or Thermal Safari

2.00pm - Return to Rotorua, arriving at 2.45pm


From Taupō:

9am - Pick Up 9.15am - Huka Falls thundering 11m high waterfall

10.00am - Aratiatia Hydro Dam and Rapids - scenic walk

11.00am - The Squeeze or Thermal Safari

2.00pm - Return to Taupō, arriving at 2.45pm