Rapids Jet Boat

Feel your heart race as you jet boat through the narrowest canyon on the Waikato River!

Taupo, New Zealand
35 min
Start time
9:00 am
Max group size
Pick up & Drop off
Not included
Minimum age
5 yrs
Not included
FromNZD $115
Child: NZD $65
Family (2A+2C): NZD $330
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What's Included

  • 35 minutes of an exhilarating Jet Boat Ride
  • Ride the biggest commercially jet boated rapids in New Zealand.
  • Views of the Aratiatia Scenic Reserve
  • Life jackets and Spray jackets


  • Rapids Jet is a fun, safe, exhilarating experience.
  • Our 35 minute blast will take you up close to the Aratiatia Power Station to the base of the Aratiatia Rapids - New Zealand's biggest and longest rapids that spill from the Aratiatia Dam daily.
  • We shoot through the narrowest canyon on the Waikato River.
  • We play in the pressure waves of the awesome Nga Awapurua Rapids (river of springs). These are the biggest commercially jet boated rapids in New Zealand!
  • Our impressive Chevy V8 jet boats will muscle you up and down these exhilarating white water rapids with ease.
  • We do the legendary jet boat spins.
  • We'll also take time out to view the amazing scenery of Aratiatia Scenic Reserve's beautiful native bush, steaming hot springs and crystal clear waters. Perhaps spot a world famous Taupo Trout.

There is NOWHERE ELSE to jet boat white water rapids!

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Terms & Conditions:

Children 5 years old and over must be at least one meter tall to ride.

Open 364 days per year ? closed Christmas day.

Office hours:  Summer 9am ? 5pm, winter 10am ? 4pm

Bring warm clothing including warm jackets, hats and gloves for the winter months. Footwear must be worn.

Life jackets and spray jackets will be provided.

We advise that all activities do carry a degree of risk & that by participating in the activity provided by the Operator, you are expressly assuming those risks.

Although all care & safety precautions are taken, you ride on Rapids Jet boats at your own risk.

Cancellation Policy:

The operator reserves the right to cancel any service as a result of weather conditions, insufficient reservations or any other unforeseen event or circumstances. Refunds are entirely at the discretion of the operator.

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FromNZD $115
Child: NZD $65
Family (2A+2C): NZD $330
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