• Rapids Jet &
    Te Pā Tū

Rapids Jet & Te Pā Tū Combo

 

Rapids Jet Taupō and Te Pā Tū Rotorua are owned and operated by Tauhara North No2 Trust, an Ahu Whenua Trust situated between Rotorua and Taupō. Our people whakapapa (descend from) Ngati Tahu – Ngati Whāoa iwi (tribes).

The Trust’s work is determined by a whakatauki (proverb) that has guided our people through many generations.

Kia mau ki te whenua (Hold fast to our lands), whakamahia te whenua (and make best use of our lands), hei painga mo ngā uri whakatipuranga (for future generations).

As manuhiri (visitors) to our tourism experiences you become part of our story and aspirations as through tourism our people celebrate our history, our lands, riverways and mountains and our future.

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The experience

Te Pā Tū presents culture and kai (cuisine) events – sharing Māori history, traditions, and future aspirations across four hours of celebration and feasting.

Te Pā Tū offers 4-hour evening events that change with each season of the maramataka, the Māori lunar calendar. Cultural knowledge unique to each season is shared through rituals, songs, stories across the event as is local, seasonal kai – plentiful and delicious. Kai horotai (indigenous canapes) are followed by a torch lit walk to a lavish 3-course fusion feast.

Then, join us at Rapids Jet for a 35-minute ride of adventure, set in the beautiful Aratiatia Scenic Reserve. As New Zealand’s only white-water jet boat, we promise an exhilarating ride of spins, squeals and peals of laughter with the odd splash of pure Waikato blue.

Rapids Jet is located just 15 minutes’ drive north of Taupo and 40 minutes south of Te Pā Tū.

Duration:

  • Te Pā Tū – allow 4 hours
  • Rapids Jet – allow 1 hour (35 minutes Jet boat experience)

Combo price:

  • $329.00 Adult
  • $159.00 Child (5-15 years)

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  • Rapids Jet in Taupō gets a perfect 10 out of 10 from me! The combination of stunning scenery and great banter from the team made it an unforgettable experience.

    Rona Latisha - NZ, 2024

  • Jacob was amazing! A very talented driver and had a great sense of humour! It was an overall thrilling ride with some splashes to keep hydrated. Jacob was informative and provided many facts along the River; in addition to 360 spins. Lastly, the photos provided at the end were super high quality! Happy to support this business 😊

    Camila Bulkowski - United States

  • Had the best time with Shannon at the controls of the jet boat experience! Great fun great organisation and brilliant experience! Great value for money. Very safe and exhilarating at the same time. The Waikato River is stunning! A fantastic time from start to finish! Thanks, Rapids Jet! Had a ball!

    Pat & Alan - NZ, 2024

  • awesome experience, Jacob our jet boat driver was amazing and knew his stuff. I would recommend it 100% to anyone visiting Taupo😄

    Catherine Marshall - NZ, 2024

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