Riverjet Volcanic Tour
Full day including Thermal Safari
Price from £140 per person
Jet Boat down the Waikato River through the spectacular Tutukau Gorge. See abundant bird life, pine forests, steaming volcanic river banks and trout feeding areas on your way down to Orakei Korako; one of New Zealand’s most popular geothermal attractions. Walk around this magnificent thermal reserve, see boiling mud, geysers and silica terraces.
The tour begins with a lookout over the Great Lake and the volcanic region, including Mt Ruapehu. This is followed by a close-up look at the mighty Huka Falls and a 10 minute scenic walk, then a visit to the Wairakei Stream Field. Re-board your coach for a transfer to the New Zealand Riverjet base, to commence a 35 minute scenic trip on the Waikato River. This trip includes entry to Orakei Korako Geothermal Wonderland, a world of gushing geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pools and the most amazing silica terraces in the world. Then it’s back onto the Waikato River for a 30 minute thrill ride. On the return trip from the New Zealand Riverjet base to Taupo, the coach stops to allow participants a chance to see the Aratiatia Dam.
Months: Year Round
Duration: 1 Day
Does not operate on Christmas Day