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Rapids Jet

Rapids Jet, Taupo – Educational Adventure Ride!

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 ONLY 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 Awa Purua 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 drivers.

Our 35-minute blast guarantees an adrenaline rush! Since 1993, over 150,000 passengers aged 5-92 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.

Educational Experience

Enjoy a unique adventure jet boat ride, stopping at some unique locations such as the narrowest stretch of the Waikato river and filming locations of some iconic movies. Our skilled and informative drivers will blast up and down our spectacular stretch of the mighty Waikato River, Surging rapids in kiwi-built speed machines. It is fun, safe and exhilarating! Spreading some of the local knowledge and secrets… Our aim is to make our trips enjoyable while also having the ability for you to gain some knowledge!

Rapids Jet’s standard operating time is 35 minutes, and we are able to fit a total of 11x Adults (children’s sizing may allow for additional pax onboard). Having the ability to operate all 3 of our jet boats, back to back, allows us to put through 66 customers in just over an hour!

With large groups, especially school trips, we understand that organizing everyone to be ready on time can be a bit stressful… which is why we would like to let you know, we hear you, and we can help! – Trip lengths, trip times, educational info etc can be amended to work best with your group (t&c’s may apply).

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