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Rapids Jet

Open today: 09:30 - 16:30
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About
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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Nga Awa Purua Rd | Aratiatia, Taupo 3378, New Zealand
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All reviews great fun the river awesome ride great driver thrilling ride boat driver high speed thanks guys new zealand adrenaline rush great trip awesome experience worth every cent a lot of fun sense of humour felt safe beautiful scenery
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a lot of fun, exciting and informative. Riding The Rapids is even more fun than "just" being on a jetboat.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alien_112
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Shannon took us on a fun filled ride up and down the river. He was very professional and experienced. Went over some rapids but not scary ones. All in all a fun ride and an experience to remember

Thank HepBrisbane
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Those rapids sure are a lot of fun! Thanks for the awesome review, we're wrapped you loved your Rapids Jet experience! :)

Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent ride, thoroughly enjoyed it. Driver was excellent, lots of 360's and he was also very informative. Scenery is great. This is a must. So much fun

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nerilee123
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Whats not to love about the beautiful scenery? We're so glad you learnt a few facts about the Waikato river, its pretty famous! Thanks for the recommendation Nerilee! See you next time.

Reviewed 2 days ago

The driver of the Jet boat was very good. Interesting information about the area, history and different movies shot there. Lots of fun and felt very safe.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Marama A
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

The Waikato river sure is famous for movies! So glad you enjoyed your Rapids Jet experience Marama!!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very good afternoon. Sam was a vary capable and knowledgeable boat driver. Kept us well entertained as well as keeping the adrenalin high. Lovely spot for the experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Michael L
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Cheers for the awesome review Michael. Those rapids are very entertaining, ain't they! We look forward to seeing you next time!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have never laughed so much! Team were so welcoming and friendly, the ride was crack up, full of rapids and turns with some fun facts along the way. Would 100% recommend Shannon and the team. THANK YOU

Date of experience: March 2019
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Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wow, thanks Sarah! Rapids Jet is locally owned and operated so customer service is very important to us. Thank you for coming, we're wrapped you enjoyed your time with us! :)

Reviewed 4 days ago

Great trip on the Waikato river......Sam was a great driver and so much fun, very informative about the river.....we thouraghly enjoyed ourselves.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Trish D
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Cheers for the beautiful review Trish! We're thrilled you learnt a thing or two about the Waikato river! See you next time. :)

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Brilliant, exciting, exceeded expectations Sam our driver was excellent as well as being very knowledgeable

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank VeidaW
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Veilda! Sam's an excellent guide and we're glad you think so too! You'll have to come again :)

Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed the ride immensely. Matt the driver was skilled and knew how to deliver a fun and very informative ride.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Neil T
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Cheers Neil, sounds like you had a blast! :) Please come again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been on a jet boat ride down the Shotover in the South Island however this was a lot more fun. The people running the show were very friendly and spent time talking to us . A small operation however run very proffessionaly. Loved every...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DingleyDave
Rapids Jet T, Front Office Manager at Rapids Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, Thanks Dave! It was great to meet you!! We're so glad you had a great Rapids Jet experience. Rapids Jet is locally owned and operated so customer service is very important to us, glad it showed! You'll have to come again. :)

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tinhut594
15 April 2017|
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Response from Rapids Jet T | Property representative |
Hi There, Sorry for such a delay in getting back to you! The photos need to be purchased from the Rapids Jet base after your trip. We do keep them on record for a while so give us a call on 0800 727437 and we may be able to... More
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H5984INstephanies
21 July 2016|
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Response from kiwiman13 | Reviewed this property |
They are open 364 days a year but closed on Christmas Day.
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Y0nghui
13 July 2015|
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Response from Rapids Jet T | Property representative |
Hi. Thanks for the question. Unfortunately the Hot Bus is no longer however there is Great lake Shuttles that provide transport at an additional cost. The NZ phone number For Great Lake Shuttles is 021 656 424. I hope this... More
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