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“Worth getting wet for” 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 57 Activities in Taupo
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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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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Durham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Worth getting wet for”
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 the photos they take are superb

Visited February 2014
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Geelong, Australia
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“What a Ride"Wow"”
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

Visited February 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Was fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The fact that my head was still spinning when i got of the jet boat was the fact that it delivered what asked for. I have been twice on the jet boat both time it was great fun. I am a local hence whenever my friends come to visit I always try to get them on this jet boat ride. its wroth it.

Visited February 2014
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Sydney
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“Awesome fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This was our favourite tour in Taupo. We had an absolute blast zooming up and down the Waikato River laughing and getting soaked. Our driver Rusty was fantastic!

Visited March 2014
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Ilfracombe, England
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Must do!!! Loved it! Great fun! Best jet boat ever!!!
Owners are so friendly! It was awesome!!!
If you want to do jet boating, forget the rest of the options in NZ. This is trully the best and the fastest boat.

Visited March 2014
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