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Rapids Jet
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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 10 June 2017

Very personal service and fantastic ride. Recommend it above all others. The staff were very friendly and the driver extremely experienced and had a great sense of humour.

Thank Sher577
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Rapidsjet, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

We're glad that you enjoyed our friendly service! We enjoy meeting all of our customers and giving them the experience of a lifetime. Thanks for a great review!

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Reviewed 9 June 2017

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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

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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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