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“Great fun!!”
Review of Rapids Jet

Rapids Jet
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Rapids Jet NZ's Most Exciting Jet Boat Ride
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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.
Reviewed March 4, 2013

My boyfriend and I had a ride today on the rapids jet and it was so much fun. I would recommend it to anyone visiting the area. The staff were all professional and friendly and the jet boat was great fun! The heated handrails were a good addition (I thought the driver was joking about them but they really were heated!). We have some amazing photos to remember our trip which were taken by Sam on the river side. Also made friends with the lovely George the dog!
A great way to see the Waikato river and the rapids. We also got to see some trout in the river and learnt some interesting facts about the area and the river.
Thank you for a great time!

Thank Scruff1234
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

The Rapids JET boat ride was the highlight of my holiday.Our friendly driver, Brayden was a great guide and he taught us about some of the movies that had been filmed their as well as some of the history of the area. We were able to get right up close to some trout as well as be air-born while speeding down the rapids. While tightly clinging onto the heated-hand rails, I learnt so much and had a fantastic time. I wish I could do it again!

Thank Emily127_00
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

We had the last ride of the day and our driver Brayden really spoiled us, he took us up to the dam for the gates opening to experience the rising water over the rocks. He also was full of information about the rapids and movies which have been filmed here. Part of The Hobbit was filmed here too and we saw the bear (yogi) up the tree!! It was a thrilling, heart stopping, adrenaline rushing experience which we won't forget in a hurry and have the fabulous photos to look back on too. Great friendly staff and a highly recommended exdperience.

Thank Helen M
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Definitely a highlight of our NZ trip. We both enjoyed this exciting bit of fun on our short stay in Taupo. Very friendly staff and the driver Brayden was a great source of information and had fun with the passengers.

Thank Simon D
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Great way to spend 30 minutes of fun on the water, not only did we get a great ride we also learnt a lot about the area including some of the movies that have been filmed on the river.The whole team were very helpful and the photos are awesome.Great price booked via online.

Thank Christine M
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