Our tours focus on the scenic and pristine beauty of the regions, both tours have been described as “unsurpassed”, traveling through some of the last significant area's of untracked New Zealand native bush in the North Island. The banks are covered with unique & rare flora in a picturesque setting where ancient Maori history abounds the rivers.

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Motu River Jet is a Bay of Plenty focussed Jet Boat Adventure and Nature Tour Company, servicing 2 locations:
1) Motu River located on Pacific Highway 35 between Opotiki and Omaio.
2) Matahina River located between Galatea and Te Teko.

The Motu and Matahina Jet Boat Tours differ from the vast number of jet boat joyrides available throughout New Zealand, accomodating for all ages and level of thrill seeking personalities, we Taylor make the experience to you.

This trip also gives people access into some rare native wilderness, unaltered by man and is rarely viewed. The commentary concentrates on the ecology and history of the rivers, with the added value of the adventure and excitement of wilderness jet boating.

Adult 16 or older: $110
11 years - 15 yrs: $75
10 years and under: $65

Optional: Historic Motu River Walks Available - Please inquire.
Optional: Water Rafting Available - Please inquire.
Optional: Kyaking Available - Please inquire.
Optional: Hunting Trips Available - Please inquire.

Bookings are essential.

• All safety equipment
• Warm Jackets
• Professional Service

Opening Times
Business Hours:
Daily Departures: (by booking only) Summer: 10am, 12 noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm - On demand rest of the year.

Months of Operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features
Proximity to Town:
1.5 - 2 hrs drive from Gisborne Town centre
Proximity to Airport:
1.5 - 2 hrs drive from Gisborne Airport
Proximity to Bus:
1.5 - 2 hrs drive to Gisborne i-SITE where coach terminal is
Off Road Parking
Activity Duration:
Allow up to 2hrs
Weather Considerations:
Tour is weather dependent on the day
Cancellation Policy:
If tour is cancelled due to weather no cancellation fee.

If you do not contact us to cancel 24hrs prior and/or do not show for the booked session a 20% cancellation fee will be collected at the time of booking. (Exceptions may apply)

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