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Rapids Jet

Nga Awa Purua Rd | Aratiatia, Taupo 3378, New Zealand
+64 800 727 437
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Rapids Jet NZ's Most Exciting Jet Boat Ride
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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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“great fun” (107 reviews)
“the river” (174 reviews)
“yogi bear” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Nga Awa Purua Rd | Aratiatia, Taupo 3378, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great fun! Warned that the ride was jarring and bumpy. Not at all! Mostly very smooth even during the 180 degree spins.

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

Thank you for the great feedback! Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just had the most amazing family experience with the team at Rapid Jets. From the moment we booked till the time we left the level of service was of the highest quality. The jet boat ride was enthralling and informative and while Simon performed some...More

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

Thank you for the kind review, we are thrilled that you found the team helpful. Come back any time for another go!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

was a super day out mega fun and awesome staff was awesome knowledge of the river and our driver was awesome well recommended

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Thanks for the review and recommendation!

Reviewed 5 days ago

The 35mins on the boat felt like an hour or more, such was the enjoyment we had. The speed, the turns and the twists provided the thrills, but you don't need to be an adrenaline junkie to enjoy it - its suitable for all. The...More

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

Thank you for the great feedback. We pride ourselves on our customer service as well as our whitewater rapids experience. Glad you enjoyed learning a little bit about this beautiful place we call home. Safe travels!!

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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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