Rapid Sensations Ltd

Rapid Sensations Ltd, Taupo: Address, Phone Number, Rapid Sensations Ltd Reviews: 4/5

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Rapid Sensations Ltd is Taupo’s premier outdoor adventure company that has been operating throughout the Lake Taupo – Tongariro National Park region for over 22 years.Held in high regard for professional, safe delivery of quality experiences and outcomes, Rapid Sensations offers a comprehensive range of adventure activities and programs to the tourism, corporate, military and education sectors.
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Bob H
Mississauga, Canada17,164 contributions
Huka Falls , Taupo
Mar 2020
My wife went on the excursion to see Huka Falls and were quite impressed with them. Well worth a visit.

Huka Falls cascade some 11 metres below into a pool. There is a foot bridge right at the top of the falls where you can get a great photo opportunity. The Waikato River narrows to only 15 metres wide at the point of the falls, forcing water to thunder over a volcanic ledge at a tremendous rate of 220,000 litres per second.
Written 2 May 2020
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SophS5
Melbourne, Australia229 contributions
Fun kayaking trip
Apr 2015
We really enjoyed the kayaking trip. The river was absolutely pristine. The dip in the natural hot springs was very much appreciated!
Written 10 January 2016
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KezLongo
Perth, Australia1 contribution
Bad Bikes, Rude Manager
Jun 2015 • Friends
TRIED to go on a mountain bike trail but couldn't even get moving. Bike was broken and no replacements available/offered. Chain kept coming off, gears would randomly change and shocks on the front were redundant.

Manager (Ian??) wouldn't give a refund and told me if I broke the bike in any way I would be paying for it. Luckily my credit card wasn't charged but I can't understand why it's the clients fault for Rapid Sensations decision to buy crappy $80 bikes.

I would not recommend 'Rapid Sensations' as all they want to do is take your money then hope something goes wrong so they can charge you more! That and the other bad reviews - I can completely understand why people are let down by this company and the rude manager.

I would recommend Huka Cycles Taupo - Better quality bikes and much nicer staff who seem more experienced.

Kerry L.
Perth, WA
Travelled NZ - May-September, 2014
Written 1 November 2015
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Shobbyy
Auckland Central, New Zealand77 contributions
Amazing Kayaking
Feb 2015 • Friends
We had done a quick tutorial around lake taupo..
It was heavily raining and the fun of Kayaking then doubled while kayaking across the Lake Taupo!
Written 16 September 2015
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Sue R
Melbourne, Australia93 contributions
A fun kayaking experience
Mar 2015 • Family
I haven't done much kayaking but I thoroughly enjoyed our guided kayak trip on the Waikato River, near Lake Taupo. Going with the current made it much easier and we enjoyed a relaxing trip down the river - went past the bungee jumps, but unfortunately there were no jumpers while we were there. We stopped at the hot springs for a short swim and then a bit more kayaking to the pick up point.
Written 28 March 2015
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Morgan Leigh Anne
Vancouver, Canada44 contributions
#adventuretime2015
Had such a great day! There was just the the group of me and my 3 friends on a sea kayaking trip on lake Taupo, with our amazing guide, Rob! Was such a chilled day, a lot of fun, Rob really got involved in our group and was a really great guide! We kayaked out to some māori carvings, had a chill with some drinks and snacks before kayaking back to shore! Rob also showed us a waterfall after our trip as he knew we were only there for the day! Awesome times! Thanks guys!
Written 27 February 2015
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LeslieSK
Saskatoon, Canada23 contributions
Great Introduction to Kayaking
Jan 2015 • Friends
None of our group had had much experience with kayaks so we selected the river option that takes you from near the town, past the bungee jumps ( saw three!) . Travelling with the current makes it easy for beginners and we kept a comfortable pace. We stopped at a natural thermal pool for a quick dip and then back to a drop site and a shuttle to the parking lot. It was a great introduction and a great way to spend a few hours.
Written 22 January 2015
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622Valerie
Auckland Central, New Zealand19 contributions
Kayaking the Waikato river/Huka Falls
Jan 2015 • Family
Experiencing Lake Taupo, Huka Falls and all of the many beautiful attractions in the area has been amazing-it's beyond any expectations.
Sadly our experience with Rapid Sensations was quite the let down. The $48 charge for a 2 hour guided tour will get you only an hour on the river. The one man guide will have you cleaning and unloading/loading kayaks (hopefully each member of your group participates in this- some are too young and inexperienced- which can also hinder the river experience).
On the river, you paddle a short distance before you break to watch Bungy jumpers (none on our trip) a bit further and you encroach on bathers trying to enjoy the hot springs- kayaks and bathers DON'T mix! It was embarrassing and we clearly managed to upset a few. Another 200m and that was the end of the kayak adventure. The river itself is nothing short of amazing-but if you're wanting to really experience it Rapid Sensations would not be my recommended route.
When asking for a protectant bag for my camera, I was advised they don't recommend camera's on the river.....WHAT???
Written 5 January 2015
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Hi. I am sorry that you didn't enjoy the trip down the river. We cannot control the flow of the river and sometimes it moves very fast. Also you may have been with another company as our trip finishes 2.3 kms past the Hotpools!! Thank again and happy to give you and your family a free trip sometime. Ian R
Written 7 January 2015
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Sheryle R
Melbourne, Australia29 contributions
Relaxing safe and fun
Beautiful gentle kayak down the river, bathing at the hot springs was fantastic. Guide AJ let us go in peace and enjoy the serenity but was talkative if that is what you wanted.
Written 1 January 2015
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David B
Oakland, CA401 contributions
Maori carving kayak a hit
Nov 2014 • Couples
had a great kayak tour out to the Maori carvings. Rob was helpful and informative. Well worth the time and cost.
Written 25 November 2014
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