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“Speed on the lake” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kawarau Jet Rotorua & Kjet Parasailing

Kawarau Jet Rotorua & Kjet Parasailing
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US$61.20*
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Jet Boat Tour of Lake Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: If ever a tourism operator lived up to its catch-cry of speed, spins and adrenaline, it’s Kawarau Jet. You only have to look at the smiling faces of passengers when they get off the big yellow boat to know they’ve had an awesome experience. With a wide range of exhilarating and inspiring activities to choose. Ourtrips range from 30 minutes of speed spins & adrenaline to 2 1/2 hours. Combined jet boating with the Manupirua Hot pools. This is only accessible by boat. No roads here. Great fun for all ages. Or try our Parasailing. We offer ten minute flights either tandem or solo. Sit back and enjoy the exhilaration of free flight and admire the great scenery, before returning to the flight deck for a smooth landing on our purpose built Parasailing boat.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
“Speed on the lake”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

By far an amazing experience. The guides all have three things they focus on, safety, history and fun!! Our students had such an amazing time being whisked away. The drivers gave all of us a history lesson stopping at different locations around the lake to explain the siginificance of the Rotorua region.

All in all I would love to do this even again. A+++ company for everything - Cheers

Visited June 2013
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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“Awesome parasailing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

Was lucky enough to go on a thrilling parasailing trip with the crew at Kawarau Jet Rotorua recently. I'm a professional helicopter pilot but have never experienced flying like this before!

After an expert safety briefing from our crew Nick and Ross, my daughter Mata and I were securely strapped into our harnesses and launched gracefully from the back of the boat into the air....wow how exilerating! Honestly one of the best things I have ever done in my life....we were sailing around two hundred feet up.... soaring like Johnathan Livingston Seagull...what a buzz! The view was glorious and it was SO MUCH FUN !! Before long we were winch back gently landing on the back of the boat again totally happy .....thanks once again guys truly an awesome experience!

Visited June 2013
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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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“Outstanding, Awesome Jet Boat ride, extraordinary thrills FUN.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

A Taranaki College group of 25 senior Geography students studying and experiencing the economics and patterns of tourism in NZ. Thirty minutes of excellent quality adventure experience. Split between two large [safe] powerful jet boats on a pristine sunny winter morning, the students 17 -18 years old were full of anticipation, clad in spray jackets and life jackets we roared off onto the lake, massive, thrilling, white knuckle wave bouncing experience. With two boats we took turns wake bouncing and racing into tight turns. The commentary during the pauses out by Mokoia Island was infer, speed and thrills, suitable for kids, teems, families and adults of all ages. Safe, adventure, exciting, and reasonable price. The guys loved it, I loved it Ross MacNicol, Head of Social Sciences, Francis Douglas College, New Plymouth, NZ. YOLO.

Visited June 2013
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Mildura, Australia
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“Amazing experience :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

We went to Rotorua with a group of friends & family. Already had plans to try out the Jet Boat Ride & it wasn't hard at all to contact them. We drove to the Waterfront Lake Rotorua & Kawarau Jet was very easy to found. This was our first ever Jet Boat Ride & we wanted to make sure that if there is any way we might fall into water.....staff were very friendly & supportive. We got raincoats & Life jackets before hoping in on the ride. It was a great experience......loved the spins & we kept on asking for more & more. Learnt about the history of Lake Rotorua, rain forest & its beautiful love story. I'd highly recommend it to everyone.

Visited April 2013
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“Exhilirating and Thrilling”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

We went for a ride on the lake with several sudden spins and turns...We found this 30 minute activity absolutely amazing, exhilarating and thrilling! The driver/guide gave a brief guide and talk about Lake Rotorua including some interesting history and legends. We wish the jet speed ride was little longer. Strongly recommended.

Visited February 2013
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