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Rapids Jet

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About
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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Nga Awa Purua Rd | Aratiatia, Taupo 3378, New Zealand
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All reviews great fun the river yogi bear film locations great driver awesome ride thrilling ride boat driver high speed these guys an absolute blast new zealand great trip adrenaline rush whole family worth every cent awesome experience
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Highly recommended and if you managed to get Mr Dave to be the captain of your Rapid Jet, you will be in for an amazing time. He is super knowledgeable, share really interesting facts (quite a few movies were filmed here!) throughout the ride, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hannahyeo
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Hannah, thanks for the recommendation. Dave is very knowledgeable and we think he's pretty awesome too! It's awesome to hear you enjoyed your Rapids Jet experience. You will have to come again! :)

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing journey and highly recommended. Staff are great and the experience is second to none. Vakue for money and the rapids are spectacular, dont miss it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Buzz4744
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello. Thank you for the recommendation. We think the rapids are pretty cool too! We are glad you had a great Rapids Jet experience. See you next time. :)

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Highly recommended, informative and friendly crew. Racing along the crystal clear waters and through the rapids was great fun.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ally H
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Ally Thanks for the recommendation. We are glad you had heaps of fun! See you next time :)

Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a great time. awesome crew were really funny and knowledgeable !! 10 out of 10 would recommend to anyone.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HFTaupo
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the 10/10! Glad you had an enjoyable time with the Rapids Jet Team! You'll have to come again :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to book and easy to get to and park even with a large campervan. Waterproof coats were available if required but most of us opted out as it is fun to get a bit wet. Once seated a good explanation of what to expect,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Judy186220
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Judy! Thanks for the awesome review. We are so glad that you enjoyed yourself and even got a little bit wet! :) Those drivers have a neat sense of humor! It was lovely meeting you. Please come again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful stunning part of New Zealand river scenery. Shannon our fantastic driver had great knowledge of the area and it's history which made for not just an exhilarating ride but was also educational. I would definitely rate this as #1 in the top 5 list...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BodyinBalance
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you for the fantastic review! We think Shannon's pretty great too :) Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself! Please come again. Cheers

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to RapidsJet in Taupo on Wednesday the 4th of December and it was amazing! If you are looking for a place that gets you excited, hypes you up before your trip and is always down for some good laughs with the friendly team...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kate N
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Kate! Thanks for coming, we loved having you! Those drivers are pretty crazy but they sure know what they're doing! We are locally owned and operated so customer service is very important to us, glad it shows :) Please come again, we'd love to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went out with Rapid Jet on the Waikato River for a jet boating experience and it was great. The scenery - for one - is beautiful. The river is crystal clear, lots of current and good rapids to play with. Our pilot was great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jofisch
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello. Thank you for the awesome review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself. The Waikato river is very beautiful. Our drivers are crazy, but they sure know what they're doing! Please come again, cheers :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really wonderful time. The staff were nice and Sam was an excellent captain with a lot of humor and knowledge. It is a pity that we live in Sweden on the opposite side of the world!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ewel01
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you for the excellent review! Rapids Jet is locally owned and operated so customer service is very important to us, glad it shows! Hopefully you can make it back to New Zealand soon! See you next time :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth it! So so fast and great fun to see the mighty Waikato river. Very professional but fun outfit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 706ss
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello. Cheers for the fantastic review! We are glad you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again in the future! :)

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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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H5984INstephanies
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.
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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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