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“So much fun!!”
Review of Rapids Jet

Rapids Jet
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US$80.19*
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Rapids Jet NZ's Most Exciting Jet Boat Ride
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The customer service was amazing and the ride was even better. Would recommend to everyone and would love to do it again.

Thank Kodie W
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Rapidsjet, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

It was great to have you out here Kodie! Thank you for your great review, and we look forward to seeing you out here again.

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

Would highly recommend this if you're in the area. It's great fun, not quite as scary as I was expecting, which is probably best! We had front seats which I was glad of as we didn't get too wet, also had a great view.

Best to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Thank Laurence1985
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Rapidsjet, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

What better way to see the beautiful Waikato River than from the front seats of a jet boat?! Thanks for your great review Keith, we're glad that you had a fun time with us! That is a great piece of advice - although bookings are not essential, they are recommended to ensure that you can come at a date and time that suits you best.

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

Took my Sister and our Nephew and Niece from America today on this ride. I have done a lot of Jet Boating and this experience rates right up there as one of the best I've ever experienced.. From the great professional friendly staff, to the beautifully balanced boat, to the driver who was awesome. The thrills of going down the rapids, 180 degree turns, fast boating, exciting driving, to learning some of the history of the river and surrounding area,
This is an experience I would recommend for any one as one TO DO if your coming to Taupo.

Thank Karen M
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Rapidsjet, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Wow Karen, that is awesome to hear! We're glad to hear that you had such a thrilling experience with us and we look forward to seeing you back out here again. Thank you for a great review.

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I went on the Rapids jet with 5 of my work mate, this was an amazing trip. The team at Rapides Jet boat are awesome very professional and puts safety first. I would definitely recommend this to anyone going to Taupo, I will be definitely going back.

Thank Kevcath2013
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Rapidsjet, General Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

It was a pleasure to have your group out here with us! We're glad to hear that you all had a great time, and look forward to having you back out here. Thank you for your great review.

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Reviewed 21 May 2017

Rapids Jet staff were fantastic, down to earth, lots of fun. The ride itself is great, with a few stops along the way for the driver to talk you through some of the movie locations in this spot (namely The Hobbit) and about the river. It was informative and fun. Lots of 'rapids' to jet over.

Thank Lyse99
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Rapidsjet, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Isn't it awesome that part of the The Hobbit was filmed on this beautiful part of the river?! We're glad that you enjoyed your ride with us, and thank you for your great review.

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