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“Awesome!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rapids Jet

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
Type: Boat Tours
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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.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Awesome!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Fantastic ride! Took our 12year old son on his first jet boat trip and this was the BEST! We have done several trips with different operators in New Zealand but this was definitely best by far. Highly recommend this.

Visited July 2013
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Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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“Yeee haa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This ride has got to be the best fun you can have with your clothes on... albeit wet.. its a must do!!!!!

Visited March 2013
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Taupo, New Zealand
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“Way Cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you want a real Jet Boating Experience, go to the boys at Rapids. Great Guys (& Sue) great experience, great value.
The true test of big horse power versus the power of nature upstream and the combined power and exhilaration going down stream.

Visited April 2013
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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“An awesome trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Wow! What a ride, we can really recommend this exhilarting ride. We chose the Rapids Jet as our son & 15 year old grand daughters wanted something exciting to do in Taupo...it sure lived up to their expectations & more! Even though it was the middle of winter, you are geared up with full waterproof coats, lifejackets & eye protection. Can recommend this ride with confidence. Thanks guys for an awesome trip.

Visited July 2013
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Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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“Great Intro to Fun in Taupo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Absolutely fabulous! The first adrenalin filled experience for our boys on arrival to Taupo. The guys were great, extremely helpful and friendly. We bought the photo CD - great photos! Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a thrilling jet boat experience. Friendliest blokes in Taupo full of local knowledge. Thanks a bunch guys.

Visited June 2013
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