Jet Boats – Taupo, New Zealand

RAPIDS JET has been voted the Number 1 Boat Activity in Taupo on Tripadvisor!

How does A Fun, Safe, & Exhilarating jet boating experience through world famous block buster film locations sound to you? Follow in the footsteps of The Hobbit, Yogi Bear and Mr Pip.

Three Kiwi Blokes are the heart and soul of this locally owned and operated Lake Taupo activity. Rapids Jet jetboat has been in operation for over 20 years. Our local Taupo jetboat drivers have thousands of hours combined experience in providing an exciting (not forgetting safe) unique boat experience to a high international standard.

The Rapids jet boat is unique to Lake Taupo and New Zealand because we jet boat White Water Rapids! Taupo’s Waikato River and Huka Falls provide the water, Rapids Jet provides the fun. Shoot through the narrow canyon on crystal clear waters, surf the pressure waves of Nga Awa Purua Rapids and hold on for the spins! We love our Lake Taupo and our job, navigating the Waikato’s biggest rapids for commercial jet boats.

The jet boat is a New Zealand icon and jet boating in New Zealands epicentre Lake Taupo is the best place to ride in one. The tool of our trade is the trusty and infallible jet boat. Powered by the Hamilton Jet this is one of the safest adrenalin activities in New Zealand. Rapids Jet jet boats like our drivers are New Zealand made. Specially designed and custom built for us to navigate the ever changing Waikato river and the winding contours of our scenic landscape. Each Kiwi built and driven jet boat is powered by a 500 horse power V8 Chevy engine, highly manoeurvrable, reliable and extremely safe.

 

Lake Taupo is ideally located as a base for Travellers to explore the best of the North Island New Zealand. Taupo Rapids Jet is situated 15km from central Lake Taupo near the Aratiatia Dam. Infamous Huka falls is close by, 6km Downstream.

Local kiwi owner/drivers Rusty, Jimmy & Gazza and their team will take you on the most thrilling 35 minute jet boat ride of your life.

Let us share our love of jet boating with you.
Kia Ora. Welcome to our world.
Don’t just take our word for it… read some testimonials.

What Our Clients Say?

We think we’re pretty special, but don’t take our word for it, read what many of our customers think of us.

Exceptionally fun and an amazing thing to do... a must do in Taupo.... Love Taupo Rapidjets is an awesome experience, u can feel the adrenaline rush and the cool serene waters. A must do for all New Zealanders and our visitors. Highly recommended. Garry was our rider and he is an amazing person with a lot of vigour and vitality. Cheers to the Rapidjets team and kudos to u mate Garry

James Robin A - Sep 20th, 2017

Best thing I did in New Zealand This is a must do for anyone visiting the North island. Brilliant experience and a great adrenaline rush. Well organised company and friendly staff. The power of the boat was phenomenal especially when it went through the Rapids. Beautiful stretch of the Waikato river to go down as well. If you are thinking of doing a boat trip while in the area then do this one.

Majestic0801 - Sep 20th, 2017

What a blast! Had a great time and suitable for the whole family. First time we have been jet boating and was a wonderful experience. Shannon our driver was fantastic and the team in the office was great.

lovayna - Sep 20th, 2017

What We Offer You?

Safety First

Since 1993, over 200,000 passengers, aged 5-92 years, have safely experienced the thrill of real white water jet boating with Rapids Jet

Ride of your Life

Feel the adrenalin rush as we shoot through canyons and ride the biggest commercially jet boated rapids in New Zealand!

Amazing Views

Along the way we’ll see amazing scenery including beautiful native bush, steaming hot springs and crystal clear waters.

Digital Photos

Our photographer captures all the thrills and excitement of your ride and transfers your photos onto a USB with the option to purchase.

Contact Us

Still need more questions answered? Make contact to find out more.

Nga Awa Purua Rd, off Rapids Rd Aratiatia, Taupo

Free call: 0800 RAPIDS (in NZ)

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