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Rapids Jet

Nga Awa Purua Rd (Off Rapids Rd) | Aratiatia, Taupo 3378, New Zealand
+64 800 727 437
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BY FAR the best Jet Boat company I've ever been on. Lots of information of movies being set in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
IsabellasMum23
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Best birthday treat on a wet day

17th birthday skydive called off due to weather. Went down to Rapid Jet to see if we could get a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mike C
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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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The Jet Boat is a New Zealand icon, and jet boating is a favourite activity for Kiwis. Set in the beautiful Aratiatia Scenic Reserve is New Zealand’s best white water Jet Boat Ride, Rapids Jet.Conveniently located just 15 minutes drive north of Taupo and 50 minutes south of Rotorua, Rapids Jet operates on the biggest rapids for commercial jetboating in New Zealand.Shoot through a narrow canyon, be exhilarated by spins on crystal clear waters, spot a trout and surf the pressure waves of the awesome Nga AwaPurua rapids. Take time to view the amazing surrounds of Aratiatia Scenic Reserve, and learn about the wildlife and history of the area with your Kiwi owner/drivers Rusty, Jimmy and Gazza.Our 35 minute blast guarantees an adrenaline rush! Since 1993, over 140,000 passengers aged 5-89 years have safely experienced the thrill of real white water jet boating with Rapids Jet.We have thousands of hours experience driving jet boats both in New Zealand and overseas, so you can be sure you are in safe hands with Rapids Jet. Let us share our love of jet boating with you, book a ride on Rapids Jet today.
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Nga Awa Purua Rd (Off Rapids Rd) | Aratiatia, Taupo 3378, New Zealand
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+64 800 727 437

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

BY FAR the best Jet Boat company I've ever been on. Lots of information of movies being set in the area, all of the team has great genuine customer service, the location feels hidden & less commercial. It's a great time and although a wild...More

Thank IsabellasMum23
Reviewed 4 days ago

17th birthday skydive called off due to weather. Went down to Rapid Jet to see if we could get a ride [having done Huka Falls jet previously] and the team at Rapid Jets could not have been more understanding or welcoming. They made everything easy...More

Thank Mike C
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for such a kind review! We love hearing that people have such a good experience with Rapids Jet! The photos are fantastic Value! Hope those smiles are there for a while!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We'd not done any of the jet boat rides before and were recommended this one as it's the only one in the world that rides the rapids - that sounded interesting. In fact, the whole experience was absolutely fantastic, from the first growl of the...More

Thank Nick B
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, Thanks for the kind words, as for your photos we have had a new computer installed and the system we were using for the photos were not working too well. If you can please e-mail info@rapidsjet.com we can send you a link to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took our nine year old and he loved it. Great way to finish the school holidays, Shannon our driver was awesome will be back for anther adventure.

Thank Teresa S
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are thrilled to here that your son enjoyed his trip with us! and thank you for the review. Good luck with term 3!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Ran into one of the owners while on a charity walk through the country and he offered me a free ride when I came through Taupo in support of my effort. Nice guy! Had a blast on thee ride too. Thanks Rusty (and co)

Thank villageidiot77
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow, thank you for the review, your charity work paid off! Glad you had a good trip with us!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much fun!!! Keep up the good work team. Even in the cold and rain was still epic and our exchange students really enjoyed the experience

Thank Julie B
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the review, we are happy to know that even in the rain you had such a good time and that your exchange student found the trip good as well!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff were all amazing! Lisa and David were very friendly and helpful with my booking. Lovely reception area with pretty views of the river. If you get there early get some pics of the river. Gorgeous. Shannon was a wonderful driver. Very funny and...More

Thank anja-f-atv
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

What kind words, thank you! Its great you found Lisa, Dave and Shannon both helpful and skilled. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your outing!

Reviewed 1 week ago

From the second we got there, the staff were amazing. My fiancee and I had a wonderful time at Rapid Jets, our driver Shannon was very informative and funny. Thank you for making our weekend away in Taupo memorable. This was our first time but...More

Thank Aro C
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Come back whenever you like and we would be happy to take you for another spin! We are over the moon that you found the team amazing and that Shannon did such a good job!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This jet boat ride was the best! Even other people on our boat that had been on other jet boat rides the previous day said this one was better. Be prepared to get we. If you can handle jet spins, this is the jet boat...More

Thank youngkiwicouple
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It is great to know what you had such a thrilling trip with us! Getting wet is all part of the experience! Thank you for your kind review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time and suitable for the whole family. First time we have been jet boating and was a wonderful experience. Shannon our driver was fantastic and the team in the office was great.

Thank lovayna
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

What a good choice for your first time Jet Boating! We are happy to hear that you found the team so great! Thanks for the review.

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tinhut594
15 April 2017|
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Response from Rapids Jet T | Property representative |
Hi There, Sorry for such a delay in getting back to you! The photos need to be purchased from the Rapids Jet base after your trip. We do keep them on record for a while so give us a call on 0800 727437 and we may be able to... More
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Stephanie S
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Response from kiwiman13 | Reviewed this property |
They are open 364 days a year but closed on Christmas Day.
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Y0nghui
13 July 2015|
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Response from Rapids Jet T | Property representative |
Hi. Thanks for the question. Unfortunately the Hot Bus is no longer however there is Great lake Shuttles that provide transport at an additional cost. The NZ phone number For Great Lake Shuttles is 021 656 424. I hope this... More
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