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Tutukau Gorge Jet Boat Ride and The Squeeze

  • 2.5-hour jet boat adventure with The Squeeze
  • Enjoy a relaxing boat ride through the Tutukau Gorge
  • Wade through warm shallow water and maneuver over natural obstacles during The Squeeze
Tutukau Gorge Jet Boat Ride and The Squeeze
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Take a jet boat on the Waikato River past Tutukau Gorge to ‘The Squeeze,’ a narrow section where you’ll wade in shallow water to a waterfall. Reward your adventurous spirit with a soak in the thermally heated waters of a natural spa in the river, then hang on for an adrenaline-fueled ride as your driver kicks into high gear and expertly maneuvers the jet boat into hair-raising spins and turns.
What to Expect
This adrenaline-packed jet-boat adventure on the Waikato River includes a water walk through The Squeeze to a nearby waterfall and natural thermal spa.

Make your own way to the jet boat office located approximately 30-minutes outside Rotorua at your selected departure time. Following a safety briefing and orientation, snap on the provided life jacket and dry top or wetsuit as needed. Your 2.5-hour starts with a relaxing ride through the steep walls of Tutukau Gorge and past the Orakei Korako geothermal park.

Relax as you listen to commentary on the remarkable landscape before the jet boat drops anchor. Then hop out and wade through the warm, shallow water, following your guide into The Squeeze, where sheer rock walls create a narrow gap in the cliff. 

From here you’ll climb over boulders, shimmy through wedges and step around natural obstacles until you emerge near a cascading warm-water waterfall surrounded by thermal waters. Enjoy free time to wallow under the falls or soak in its warm pools before you retrace your steps to the jet boat for a return ride at high speed, full of 360-degree spins and twists all the way to the dock.
Reviews (78)
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Reviewed yesterday
awesome fun

had a great time - we have 3 boys (2 teenagers & a 10 year old) was the perfect adventure, they esepcially loved the squeeze, thru the mud & to the waterfall

Thank Melissa J M
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome Fun

It was great experience. Amazing scenery & The Squeeze was a great fun Thanks Shannon for a fun time

Thank Nana K
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome NZ experience

Amazing experience, an adrenalin rush and awesome scenery all in one. The Squeeze is an opportunity not to be missed! totally unreal! Cam and Shannon looked after us exceptionally, Cam, with his experience and knowledge of the area and great jet boat driving to match...More

Thank rickandhaylee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A great experience

This is a must do, more than just an adrenaline rush but an experience. our driver was Cam, he had great knowledge of the area good jokes (kept the kids entertained). the squeeze was awesome and the kids loved the waterfall at the end.

Thank angelaradonich
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile
Absolutely recommended!!

A tour with everything!! Some awesome exhilarating jet boating with a visit to ‘The squeeze’ and informative commentary on the Maori history of the river. Can’t speak highly enough of the experience provided by Cam the boat driver and Shannon. Not just a 30 minute...More

Thank SA M
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21 April 2018|
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Response from Justin R | Reviewed this property |
Given that it’s the middle of winter I would say that it will be cold.😂 The springs will be beautiful and warm though!