Manganui o te Ao River Jet Boat Tour

Tour Time

45 Minutes

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Tour Cost

Adults: $90.00 pp (min 2 adults required)

Children: (5-15yrs) $45.00 pp

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This stunningly scenic jet boat tour departs from Pipiriki which takes approximately 45 minutes return trip.

This tour takes you upriver to the famous “Drop Scene” area.  The name originates from the musical hall days of the 1900’s.  This area consists of three (3) caves, two (2) of which are The “Puraroto” Caves and on the right side of the river is the “Dress Circle” Cave.  We then go a further distance round the corner to the beautiful “Mangaio Stream”, just upstream we then go into the “Ngaporo Rapid” which meanders it’s path thru clay padded bluffs, travelling further upstream through some spectacular steep gorges and finally into the mouth of the “Manganui-o-te Ao River”.

Explore the deep ravines covered in mosses and an array of native ferns with it’s clear waters that flow from the Western Slopes of Mt Ruapehu, also home to the endangered native blue duck (whio).


This Tour departs on demand.

Check-in 30 minutes before is recommended. All our tours depart from Pipiriki.


Age restrictions apply.

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