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Rapids Jet

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Nga Awa Purua Rd | Aratiatia, Taupo 3378, 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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“the river” (181 reviews)
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Nga Awa Purua Rd | Aratiatia, Taupo 3378, New Zealand
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"great fun"
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"the river"
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"change of clothes"
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"heated hand rails"
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"great driver"
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"thrilling ride"
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"great ride"
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"getting wet"
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"thanks guys"
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"life jackets"
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"high speed"
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"boat driver"
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"adrenaline rush"
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"new zealand"
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"whole family"
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"awesome experience"
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"well worth the money"
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Having been on a few jet boat experiences, this was one of the best. The team is professional, offering simple booking, plenty of information and guidance, with no nonsense gearing up and getting on to the rapids. The equipment is clean, good quality and the...More

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Rapids Jet T, Owner at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the glowing review and recommendation! We are happy to here you liked the package we offer from the driver, the huge jumps and all the interesting info! We would be happy to have you back any time!

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Friendly staff, awesome experience and geat value for money . Easily the best jet boat experience I have had in NZ.

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Best experience on our jet boat ride what an honor, Thank you for your review! We are always thrilled to hear that people loved their Rapids Jet experience! Please come back for another go!

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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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