Thermal Safari

Adventure / Central

Embark on a scenic trip down the Waikato River and through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge. Take in the stunning scenery and wildlife and hear the stories of the local Maori tribes before our highly skilled drivers/guides thrill you with spins, speed and heart-stopping manoeuvres.  

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 seeing 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. 
 
Rated by Lonely Planet Travel Guide as one of the Top 5 Geothermal Parks in the world, this is a “Must See” on your travel itinerary combined with the thrills of iconic New Zealand Jet Boating.


Looking for even more value?

Upgrade your tour to the Ultimate Thermal Safari
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
 
6 HOUR ADVENTURE - 9AM DAILY
Price range

$99 - $199 NZD

Address

1 Tutukau rd Mihi 3083