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Rapids Jet

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“the river”(76 reviews)
“great driver”(14 reviews)
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...more
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Nga Awa Purua Rd | Aratiatia, Taupo 3378, New Zealand
+64 800 727 437
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All reviews great fun the river great driver awesome ride getting wet heated hand rails usb stick twists and turns thanks guys thrilling ride boat driver an absolute blast high speed great trip new zealand adrenaline rush awesome experience
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic experience today with Rapid Jets. Weather was a huge plus. Experience thrilling. A must do if visiting Lake Taupo 👏👏

Thank Anne O
Reviewed 4 days ago

What an amazing experience. Skilfully handled Jet boat versus Mother Natures' torrent of water, getting wet was almost like receiving a trophy for being propelled through pummelling torrents of crystal clear river water. A must for thrill seekers, an absolutely amazing operator, Dave had my...More

Thank gbr61749
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really enjoyed it. Not scary (as in getting close to trees / rocks etc) but gets up a bit of speed, does some 360's, and up and down the rapids. Didn't get too wet. Went with a young family (ages 7 and 11) and they...More

Thank Sightsee824239
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Rapids Jet was such an awesome experience right from arriving at the location to leaving. The staff here were fantastic and our driver was great. He was very knowledgeable of the surroundings and always made sure everyone was having a good time. The ride itself...More

Thank PoppyWaye
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Awesome adventure with friends. The staff were awesome, especially our driver Dave. Value for money and highly recommended!!

Thank AndreaC11989
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad you had an awesome Rapids Jet experience with Dave! You and your friends will have to come back for another go with the rapids Andrea :)

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had such a great time on the jet boat, would highly recommend, there were lots of turns and even got a wee bit wet. Would do again!

Thank AJ9581
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

And we would love to get you out on the boat again! Thank you for the review and recommendation!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow what an experience such an amazing fun ride we had an absolute blast and got super wet, lots of laughs will definitely come again

Thank flynnindie1012
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It was lovely having your group out on the jet boat! Hope the day was a big success!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Dave was awesome. This was a great family activity to do even if we are all grown ups.😀 If was more than just a cool jet boat ride, it was educational and the scenery was beautiful. Seeing the two ducklings were an added bonus. The...More

Thank GoPlaces206159
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Rapids Jet is fun for all age groups! We boat as young as 5 years and up to 92 years old! The Waikato river is stunning and the wild life we get to see along the way is an added bonus! We are locally owned...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A fantastic ride with so many stops and turns and amazing rapids. Loved it! Great value for your money. So worth it.

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

Thanks for taking the time to review us Angela :) Glad you had such an amazing time and thought it was great value for your money. We are the cheapest and longest jet boat ride in town, plus we have the rapids!! Please come again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great trip, great Rapids and thrills. Best of all rides done in nz. Awesome driver Sam excellent commentary.

Thank deancurrie2018
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Cheers Dean! Thank you so much for the review! Best ride in NZ, what an honor :) Please come again!

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15 April 2017|
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
Stephanie S
22 July 2016|
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Response from kiwiman13 | Reviewed this property |
They are open 364 days a year but closed on Christmas Day.
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