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Waikato River Jet Boat Ride

Enjoy a 35 minute Jet Boat ride on the Waikato River. The high-speed ride is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping. Shoot through canyons, spin on crystal clear waters and surf the foaming tail of the awesome Nga Awapurua Rapids. You have several tour times to choose from throughout the day and can be shared with maximum 11 people per boat.

per adult from




35 minutes


Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Use of a waterproof spray jacket
    • Use of the Life Jacket
    • Safe on-site Parking
    • Use of bathroom Facilities
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Driver/guide
    What's excluded :
    • Souvenir photos (for purchase for NZ$45)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Drinks for purchase

  • Shoot through a narrow canyon, be exhilarated by spins on crystal clear waters, spot a trout and surf the pressure waves of the awesome Nga Awa Purua rapids. Take time to view the amazing surrounds of Aratiatia Scenic Reserve, and learn about the wildlife and history of the area. Our 35 minute blast guarantees an adrenaline rush!

    Stop At:

    • Rapids Jet, 3 Nga Awa Purua Rd Aratiatia, Taupo 3378 New Zealand
  • Departure Point :
    Nga Awa Purua Road, Waikato 3378, New Zealand
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 5 years or 1 meter tall
    • Family Pass includes 2 Adults and 2 Children
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Footwear of any type must be worn on the boat. (Sandals, Sneakers, Thongs, anything)
    • Wear warm sensible clothing
    • Service animals allowed
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Fitness Req.


Group Size


Organised by Rapids Jet 2004 Ltd

Activity ID: V-57188P1

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