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Rapids Jet

Nga Awa Purua Rd (Off Rapids Rd) | Aratiatia, Taupo 3378, New Zealand
0800 727 437
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Ranked #1 of 42 activities in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Boat Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

What a thrill...by far the best boat ride I have ever experienced!!! Owner and staff were friendly and welcoming!!! Being a manager at a hotel i will highly recommend "Rapids Jet" to everyone!!! Give it a go...you won't be disappointed!!! Regards Brent & Rochelle Harvey :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Fun, exhilarating and the only way to finish a holiday! Staff are friendly, knowledgeable and clearly love their jobs. With 4 to a seat, dont sit on the outside and expect to stay dry. But then, what's jet boating without lots of water?

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

My partner was a bit apprehensive about this after looking at the website video but we felt safe and secure the whole way. Our driver was fantastic and we had a awesome time even though we got wet. The only negative was the photo's we purchased on the disk won't upload to Facebook because of some privacy setting? Great trip... More

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Fantastic setting, amazing ride with an experienced and fun crew. A very professional outfit mixed with a fun time. Totally recommend!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This was worth the 2 hour drive, fantastic fun and very safe. Great staff and good value. Easily one of the best attractions on the North Island!

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

More exciting that Huka Falls Jet - jumping the rapids was fun - recommend for teens upwards to 90. Need to check for times as uses the release of the water over the rapids

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If your going to do a jet boat ride this is the one to do!! It's by far the best jet boat ride in New Zealand I've done them all ;) The operators are friendly and Profesional The Views are amazing and you jump rapids not just spin around like most others !! I highly recomend this activity

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Manukau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Fantastic morning out on the Rapids Jet. Lots of twists and spins, very thrilling. Staff were excellent and informative. Loved the cheeky little dog too :-)

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had the pleasure of front seats next to the excellent driver and what a thrill when his hand goes up in the air and circles you better hold on tight because he can turn that boat in a second I would suggest you put a waterproof on or a change of clothes but it's worth getting wet for and... More

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Not only did I have Fun but got soaked doing it 45 minutes of high speed turns,shallow water,and rapids so much fun we stopped there on the way back and did it all over again

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