When the gates of the Aratiatia Dam open, 80,000 litres of water per second crash out into the river. Within minutes, the crystal blue water becomes a seething, tumbling blanket of white as it takes on a life of its own.
From your seat in one of our jet boats, you'll be right in the middle of this spectacular white-water wonder. You'll get splashed with river water as we shoot up and down the rapids. Be mesmerised by the swirling, ever-changing patterns and movements of the running water that surrounds you.
They're custom built. They're powerful. They're highly manoeuvrable. They're extremely safe.
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!
Authentic New Zealand jetboating adventure. 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!
We are New Zealand's only (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?