Rapids Jet, Taupo

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Taupo Jet Boat Tours

Rapids Jet is situated 12 km north of Taupo, or 50 minutes drive from Rotorua off State Highway 5.

Aratiatia Scenic Reserve is the beautifully stunning back drop for Rapids Jet. New Zealand's premier white water Jet Boat ride.

So are you up for going jetboating on some of New Zealand's most sensational white-water rapids? If so, well done – because you've come to the right place Rapid Jets. The only place, (yes, only!) white-water jet boat experience. From Cape Reinga in the north to Invercargill in the south, you can't do this anywhere else in the country. Then again, why would you want to, when a fleet of jet boats and the biggest rapids on New Zealand's longest river await you right here?

Come and meet the team of welcoming folks who are there waiting for you with open hearts and open arms. Journey with them into the beautiful landscape and magnificent open space of the Waikato River as they take you on the ride of your life!

As you arrive and look around, taking it all in, a wave of excitement washes over you. The sound of the river in the background. Bird song in the trees. The lush native bush that surrounds you, in every shade of green imaginable. And when you catch sight of the river, with the sun sparkling and dancing across the intense turquoise of the water, your excitement bubbles over. This is where you're going jetboating!

You’ll get the best value in town, being the longest (35 minutes) and cheapest in town you can’t go wrong. Book now to secure your seats and avoid disappointment.

With over 1,000 reviews and a 5-star rating, we're ranked as the number one boat activity in Taupo on TripAdvisor!

We'll be honest: we're pretty proud of that. Why? Because all year round, in sun and rain, winter and summer, we work hard to make your visit an unforgettable one!

Please note: Our ride is unsuitable for under 5’s and we’re closed Christmas Day.


(quoted in NZ$, subject to change)

  • Adults $129.00
  • Children (5-15 years old) $75.00
  • Family special - 2 adults & 2 children $333.00 (with one kid riding completely FREE!)
  • Family special - 2 adults & 3 children $408.00 (with one kid riding completely FREE!)

Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.

Rapids Jet, Taupo Enquiry Form


Rapids Jet Nga Awa Purua Road, Rotokawa

Phone: +64 7 374 8066

Freephone: 0800 727 437

Mobile: 0064 274 308 730

Fax: +64 7 374 8065

Web: Visit website

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