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Take a jet boat on the Waikato River past Tutukau Gorge to ‘The Squeeze,’ a narrow section where you 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.
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
Discover a slice of paradise with gorgeous native plant life, a thermally heated waterfall and warm soaking pools
Hold on tight during a thrilling jet boat ride back to the dock
Includes all safety equipment, necessary gear, and a hot beverage after the ride
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 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 tour 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, 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.
Prepare for the perfect fantasy experience with the thrills of a jet boat ride, the serenity of New Zealand's untouched nature, the adventure of squeezing through tight rock passages and the refreshment from dipping in a mystical hot spring waterfall. See for yourself why the native New Zealand Maori once fought over these mystical lands and fantasy-like caves surrounded by overhanging ferns.
Thanks Tony for an absolutely amazing experience. Not 100% sure what we were up for but none of us were disappointed. We copped it all sun, wind, rain and even hail but that did not deter our enjoyment. The squeeze an absolute must do and worth every cent. Thanks again Tony and also to Shannon for suiting us up and for that cup of soup at the end, we certainly all enjoyed it.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this outing. She is not much of an adventurer so she was nervous anticipating the squeeze. She did fine and we had a blast! The staff was outstanding! I would highly recommend this trip!
Fantastic tour - a must-do if you are in the area but be sure your physical body size will not be an issue for The Squeeze or you will waste your money...it is quite a squeeze for sure but the resulting falls and natural pool was fabulous. Trish was very helpful during the pre-planning stage. Marty was a good tour guide for the adventure. If there is a negative...it is the purchase of photographs...working to get the photos taken and purchased but not the specific ones were not provided unfortunately.
FIrst time we had the opportunity to take a trip on a jet boat. Had great guide! The highlight was the Squeeze. Since there were only two of us in the Squeeze, we spent a lot of time under the waterfalls and in the pool above. One of our highlights on our trip to New Zealand. Wouldn't miss it.
Much to my wife's surprise, I booked this trip even though she has a fear of tight spaces. Our captain, Jeremy, proved his capabilities with the boat even managing a 360 degree turn and entertained us throughout the journey. He persuaded my wife that the walk through the squeeze was not as daunting as she had imagined, which turned out to be 100 true and we both really enjoyed the whole experience. if you get the chance, take this trip and remember the experience forever.