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Rapids Jet

Embark on the ultimate, premier whitewater jet boating experience with Rapids Jet, as we navigate the powerful rapids of the Waikato river...

Highlights

  • New Zealand's best white water Jet Boating experience!
  • Enjoy adrenaline pumped action as you speed across the Waikato River
  • Feel the power and maneuverability as the jet boat navigates narrow channels and negotiates tight spins
  • Soak up spectacular scenery from the surrounding visited locations
  • Learn about the local and wildlife history from your expert driver guide

Don't miss New Zealand's best white water Jet Boating experience!

Blast through narrow canyons, and speed over the crystal clear waters of the upper Waikato River. Experience the thrill and manoeuvrability of this impressive watercraft as your jet boat negotiates tight spins and takes on the Nga Awa Purua Rapids with full V8 power and aggression; surfing the pressure waves and ripping up and down the white water.

The scenery on the river is spectacular and there is ample time to enjoy your amazing surrounds while learning about the wildlife and history of the area with your Kiwi owner/ drivers Rusty, Jimmy and Gazza.

Rapids Jet is set in the beautiful Aratiatia Scenic Reserve just 15 minutes drive north of Taupo and 50 minutes south of Rotorua and is guaranteed to get the blood pumping.


Duration: 35 minutes


Location: Nga Awa Purua Rd, (off Rapids Rd) Aratiatia, Taupo

5 kms(15 minute drive) north of Taupo or 75kms,(50 minutes drive) south of Rotorua, off SH5.


Rapids Jet have safely thrilled over 140,000 passengers since 1993 - with thousands of hours experience driving jet boats both in NZ and overseas you can be sure you are in safe hands with Rapids Jet

Adult $129.00
Child $75.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 30 minutes duration for the whole experience

Notes

  • Minimum numbers apply: Discount bookings confirmed with 6 or more people, full price bookings confirmed with 4 or more, smaller bookings waitlisted to confirm. Discounts exclusive to pre-booked online bookings through Bookme only.

Available Bookings from December 16 to December 22

Change Dates

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7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$109.00
  • Child$75.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$75.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$109.00
  • Child$75.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$75.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$109.00
  • Child$75.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$109.00
  • Child$75.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$75.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$75.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$75.00

2spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$75.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$75.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$75.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$109.00
  • Child$75.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$75.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$75.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$75.00
  • Child$75.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$75.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$75.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$75.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$75.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$75.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$75.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$75.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$129.00
  • Child$75.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.8

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Vivian & Tim from Netherlands wrote on 08 March 2018

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Awesome

It was amazing!! We we're really lucky with the weet het, so we tot only wet from the jet! ;) The speed was geest, over and through the waves! Awesome!!

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Thank you Vivian for the amazing review!! We are so stoked you had a positive Rapids Jet experience! Enjoy your travels in New Zealand :)

Aiden from New Zealand wrote on 22 January 2018

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Awesome awesome awesome

Second time we have been on rapid jet and just as good if not better than when Dave took us 😳🤪 Shannon took us on this trip he did a fantastic job very skilful driver and very entertaining great knowledge of the river and surrounding area, Rapid jet is awesome!!! Very well set up and professional in what they do, if you have been once and think oh I’ve already done it go and do it again it’s so cool the second time!!!! Thanks Rapid Jet

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Thanks for an awesome review Aiden! Come see us again soon!!!!! :)

John Fraser from United Kingdom wrote on 19 October 2017

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Superb Rapid Jet

Superb day. Great staff at Rapid Jets and the speed boat driver was magnificent. All in all one of the best experiences I have ever had.

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Thank you John for the amazing feedback! We pride ourselves on our customer service as well as our whitewater rapids experience. We look forward to sharing the fun with you again on your next trip to New Zealand!

Emma West from New Zealand wrote on 23 November 2019

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positive experience

We had the best time! So worth the money. Very professional experience

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From Rapids Jet

Kia ora Emma, Thank you for your kind words. We're so glad you had a blast with our friendly team :) You'll have to come again!

kelsi ellis from New Zealand wrote on 12 October 2019

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Great experience

Well worth it. Took my 7year old and he had a fantastic time

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From Rapids Jet

Kia ora Kelsi, Thanks for your kind words! We're so glad Max loved Jet Boating the rapids! See you next time :)

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