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What’s Included in a Rapids Jet jetboat experience?

Upon arrival at Rapids Jet Riverside HQ you will be introduced to your experienced Rapids Jet Skipper. He will explain the safety procedures of the trip and answer any questions you may have. Then you will be fitted with a Rapids Jet personal floatation device, otherwise known as a Lifejacket.

Once aboard one of our 3 jet boats with 500hp V8’s be prepared for an adrenaline rush!. The V8 power muscle’s you up and down the Nga Awa Purua Rapids easily. Your Skipper when not telling you to “Hang On” will point out some of the amazing scenery of the Aratiatia Reserve, Native Bush, steaming hot springs and crystal clear waters.

After the ride you are welcome to gather at the photographer’s area, relax on the deck and check out the awesome photographs of your Rapids Jet experience where you have the option to purchase them. Thanks to the latest in image technology we can email and text you access to your Rapids Jet trip photos while you wait so you can instantly share them with friends and family anywhere in the world!

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Rapids Jetboat and Skydive Combo (save $80)

Two of Taupo’s best New Zealand owned and locally operated adventure companies, have joined forces to offer you the most exhilarating Water and Air experience you can get in New Zealand.


Without a doubt Lake Taupo is the best place to jet boat and the cheapest place to Skydive!.


Throw in the most amazing scenery, the friendliest professional staff and you have a no brainer!

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Rapids Jetboat & Rafting Combo (save $90)

Enjoy the thrills of Rapids Jet and then Experience Tongariro Rivers best Grade 3 white water action in New Zealand!


You’ll raft over 50 exciting Rapids, travelling 14kms through a beautiful volcanic gorge.


Explore a really cool (literally) hidden waterfall (jump optional & weather permitting) and a hot chocolate with snacks to help unwind after a full on day. Afterwards, enjoy your hot solar powered shower before refuelling with your complimentary “River Dog” (hot dog) and cold beer or soda while you view your FREE trip photo’s.

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Taupo Must Do Super Combo (save $75)

Taupo Must Do says it all.


Don’t know which acivities to do whilst in Taupo then just chose the best ones! Taupo is the best place in the world to Skydive(and the cheapest!), jump out of the coolest and most modern Skydive Plane in New Zealand.


Rapids Jet is the only whitewater experience you can have in a Jetboat at 85km an hour! awesome team of people who really make you feel welcome.

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Rapids Family Special

Two Adults, Two children

Child prices are for 5-15 yrs

One child can ride for half price.

Ask about Rapids Family Combo Photography Deals

Family special Combo $333 Normally $360

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Rapids Group Special

We can help plan a Team building exercise, Team trip or family Reunion?

Catering for small or larger groups. Nothing like a High speed jet boat ride to unwind!

Ten or more adults, we can offer a discount.

For quote on Groups please contact Rapids Jet staff direct.

Group Special $105.00ea. Normally $129

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Adult (16 - 120yrs)



Child (5 - 15yrs)


Family Special:

Family Special (2 Adults + 2 Children)


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