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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!


Rapids Family Special

One Child Rides FREE!

Whether you've got one child who wants to bring a friend, or two kids (and don't want to pay for both of them😁), bring one of them along for FREE with our Family Special.


This special rate includes Two Adults and Two children
(Children are for 5-15 yrs)

Ask about Rapids Family Combo Photography Deals

Family Special Combo $333 Normally $408

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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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Rapids Group Special

Are you looking for a fantastic team-building exercise, a fun team away day or family reunion with a twist?
Do something completely unique with Rapids Jet. We can help with all groups, large or small.

If you want to bring groups of 10 adults or more we can offer a great discounts - just hit the button below and connect with our friendly team.
Group Special $116 each. Normally $129

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Adult (16 - 120yrs)



Child (5 - 15yrs)


Family Special:

Family Special: 2 Adults + 2 Children ( = 1 Child Rides Free)


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