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Kawarau Jet Rotorua & Kjet Parasailing

Rotorua City Lake Front, Rotorua 3040, New Zealand
07 343 7600
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$59*
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Ranked #20 of 69 Activities in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: If ever a tourism operator lived up to its catch-cry of speed, spins...
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Tours, Adventure
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My Husband and I recently had a quick stop over in Rotorua and he'd booked us in for a ride on the Kjet - I'm not one for water and jet boats, but these guys were just awesome, they made me feel at ease, and even though the Weather wasn't that great, it didn't matter, the driver was great, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We took down a group of 10 people for the Kawerau Jet Boat Experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our time. Smiles from ear to ear from our group. The experience was one of a kind. Thrilling and educational at the same time which is a bonus in my books. We had a very charismatic driver Tony who helped make our experience... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Well what a disgusting day Rotorua turned out to be on that day, the 3/4 hour ride from the cruise ship in the rain deluge was enough, but when the lady and the guys at this event decided to tell us the weather was bad, but it would be good out on the lake and that we should continue, we... More 

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

Hi there, Firstly i would just like to say we are not money grabbers. That is quite a hurtful comment. Yes you are corrrect that the weather was not nice. I personally got on the buses with Spray jackets for you all to put on before you got off the bus so you could keep as dry as possible. i... More 

Pune,India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My wife is scared of heights but screwed up the courage on her birthday to go para sailing. The team at Kawarau Jet put us at complete ease with their ever so friendly and completely professional demeanor. The ride was fantastic and the view out of the world!!! We felt absolutely safe in the hands of the crew will definitely... More 

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

Hello there, Yaah what a birthday gift to your wife. I am delighted for you both that you got to experience our Parasailing together. The boys do a great job. We are looking forward to having you back with your grandchildren. Cheers Fiona More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

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

Hi , Thank you for taking the time to experience our ride . We are really pleased you enjoyed your time with us even though the weather wasn't really smiling that day. Cheers Fiona More 

Warsaw, Poland
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua & Kjet Parasailing, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks Sooo much for your reply. It is fantastic that people get to find out how great it is on a lake and we have the extra surf to play in which makes this really exciting. Cheers Fiona More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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