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Kaituna Forest Canyon River Jet, Rotorua & Hellsgate-Tauranga Shore Excursion

Kaituna Forest Canyon River Jet Boat is the  TOP JET BOAT experience from Cruiseships in New Zealand!
Most cruiseship jet boat rides on flat/calm harbours & lakes - Kaituna is a thrilling experience!
Kaituna Forest Canyon River Jet Boat has the excitement of winding rivers, sharp corners & surrounding dense native New Zealand bush. Be thrilled with fast corners and spins and incredible scenery!
• Dense Native Bush- Forest Canyon
• Winding river
• Sharp corners
• Fast Turns
• Spins
• Exciting Experience
Experience Hellsgate, incredible Geothermal park -

Duration 6 hours
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  • What's included :
    • Live commentary on board
    • Driver/guide
    • Local taxes
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Kaituna Forest Canyon River Jet Boat Experience
    What's excluded :
    • Additional experiences at Hellsgate (swimming etc) es are at your own choice/expense
    • Food and drinks

  • Tour typically departs at approx 9:00am from gates of Port of Tauranga (Mt Maunganui).  
    Approximately 1 hour is spent at the jet boat site, approximately 30 minutes in Jet Boat on water.
    Tour includes  Kaituna Forest Canyon Jet Boat & admission & guided tour of Hellsgate Geothermal Park
    • Full Commentary
    • Air-conditioned Vehicles.Hellsgate Geothermal Park details
    Large variety of geothermal features & native bush & the largest HOT waterfall in Southern Hemisphere & Mud Volcano. Walk past steaming fumeroles & boiling mud pools.  As a Kiwi Excursions guest you will also enjoy a complimentary guided walk around the reserve if you wish – or feel free to explore on your own, self guided with a map provided.
    Mud Volcano
    This is the only example of a mud volcano in a thermal park in New Zealand! Normally mud volcanos are only 0.9m high - the volcano here is already over 1.8m & looking to get taller.
    Kakahi Falls (Hot Waterfall)
    The Kakahi Falls is the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere.
    Cooking Pools
    The black pool is our Cooking Pool - geothermal hot pools were used to cook food by Maori!
  • Departure Point :
    Outside main port entrance - Salisbiry St, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga.
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :

    Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



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Organised by Kiwi Excursions

Activity ID: V-59852P11

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