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Kawarau Jet Rotorua & Kjet Parasailing

Rotorua City Lake Front, Rotorua 3040, New Zealand
07 343 7600
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Ranked #9 of 56 Activities in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: If ever a tourism operator lived up to its catch-cry of speed, spins and adrenaline, it’s Kawarau Jet. You only have to look at the smiling faces of... more » Owner description: If ever a tourism operator lived up to its catch-cry of speed, spins and adrenaline, it’s Kawarau Jet. You only have to look at the smiling faces of passengers when they get off the big yellow boat to know they’ve had an awesome experience. With a wide range of exhilarating and inspiring activities to choose. Ourtrips range from 30 minutes of speed spins & adrenaline to 2 1/2 hours. Combined jet boating with the Manupirua Hot pools. This is only accessible by boat. No roads here. Great fun for all ages. Or try our Parasailing. We offer ten minute flights either tandem or solo. Sit back and enjoy the exhilaration of free flight and admire the great scenery, before returning to the flight deck for a smooth landing on our purpose built Parasailing boat. « less
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Me and my fiancee (both travel agents) spent a weekend in Rotorua and got the opportunity to experience a bunch of things / features that the town has to offer - one of the best was the Kawarau Jet. Great friendly staff and awesome ride from start to finish! Strongly recommend to anyone wanting a thrill or looking for something... More

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Warsaw, Poland
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great waves in Lake Rotorua coupled with knowledgeable driver doubled the awesomeness of the ride! The driver has got a considerable sense of humour too!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great experience, driver is really great explains a lot about the area and it's so much fun. The whole family enjoyed it. It's a must do in my opinion

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Temuka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Decided to do the 'jet boat thing'. Great service and very friendly hosts. Had a blast on the boat and during trip stopped to listen to stories about the area. I still had a sore rib after returning home from one of the many 'spins' we encountered, but whats a sore rib when you get a great ride! Recommended to... More

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Initially, we only planned to parasail. My first time...and it was great. The staff and equipment made us feel safe and secure. Beautiful views from up there. We added on the Jet Boat experience too. Loved zooming across the gorgeous lake and getting sprayed with the cool water. Seeing the island up close is well worth it and learning the... More

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Hervey Bay, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our family had a great spin on Lake Rotorua. Our driver was very informative of the history of the area which added to the experience. We would definitely be happy to recommend Kawarau Jet in Rotorua.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Can thoroughly recommend the Kawarau Jet people, Fiona, Ross & Nick were very friendly and helpful, and everyone had a great time. The Parasailing was fabulous

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Amazing experience, I had never been on a jet boat before going on one of these ones and it was so cool! It scared the hell out of my girlfriend but I know she liked it :p thank you so much for the ride guys! Wel definantly be back for another go!

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Fiona K, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua & Kjet Parasailing, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you and your girlfriend had a great time. Being a small team we do appreciate your comments. Looking forward to seeing you again. Maybe next time you could also try our Parasailing. Cheers Fiona More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Great views of the lake & the city. The guys on the boat are very good & make you feel at ease. You get high enough to see for miles. Getting dunked in the water is a must.

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kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua & Kjet Parasailing, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks very much for your review. I am really in awe of the Parasailing and how well the driver and deckhand work in unison. They really do a great job and its nice that they get recognition. Thanks heaps Fiona More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

thank you for hosting us over the weekend!, we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I had sore cheeks from smiling so much and laughing at how wet my husband got because he didn't do his splash jacket up properly. Great fun for all ages and you even learn a bit of history about the area which is very interesting, even for... More

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kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua & Kjet Parasailing, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks so much for your review. I am glad you enjoyed our jet Boat ride. it really does have a lot to offer and we feel that we cater for all ages so nobody misses out. And for those who have really small children we do offer to babysit so all get to enjoy. Cheers Fiona More

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