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.

Jet boating the rapids on the Waikato is nothing like jet boating the canyons in Queenstown. its way better. Each pass presented a different peice of water so a new and somewhat dampening experience every time. My tip. When get offered the spray jacket take it. And unlike me do the bloody thing up. Love to do it again sometime

Stuart Mason – Facebook Review - May 7th, 2018

I cannot speak highly enough of this attraction. All the staff from front of counter to the brilliant Dave (dry humour personified) skipper of the machine, went above and beyond to give us an exceptional experience on the water. Whatever you do, this has to be on the must do list!

Elleah – TripAdvisor - Apr 18th, 2018

Absolute highlight of my holiday! The team at Rapids Jet Taupo were fantastic. They were professional, organized, knowledgeable and friendly we were so impressed.Shannon our boat driver was exceptional, a very talented driver but also a great tour guide with a brilliant sense of humour.

Fihelen – Trip Advisor - Mar 5th, 2018

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 our online system where we can instantly send up to 40 images straight to your email or phone so you can share them instantly.

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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