Waikato River Jet Boat Ride from Taupo

35 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 11
Mobile ticket


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.


  • Experienced Professional Guide
  • Fitted Life Jackets provided
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Parking and Bathroom Facilities Available

What to expect


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

Additional information

  • 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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 11 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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 time of the experience.
December 2021

This was an amazing experience. Totally worth the time. Will definitely do this again with friends and family.. Absolutely brillo

February 2022

I cannot rate this enough. If I could give 100 stars I would. This was the BEST activity on our holiday and when we go back to Taupo we will be going again for sure. We had such an awesome driver Shannan and the rest of the team was nothing short of amazing!!! Mind blown, thank you!! :-)

January 2022

Had a fantastic time. Customer service was excellent. Would highly recommend as a family fun activity. Stunning scenery.

April 2022

Took my daughter on her first jet boat road and she loved it just as much as we did! The driver was knowledgeable and also made the ride fun with all the spins and tricks. Would highly recommend

April 2022

The most amazing fun. So glad we did it. Thanks Gabe and all the other staff. Totally recommend everyone should do it.

April 2022

Great fun awesome guide had a ball well worth doing only down fall was the photos great pics but the biggest drama under the sun trying to download and save them if you don’t have a degree in computer science don’t waste your money on the photo and video packs but other than that I’d go back

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