Rapids Jet Boat Ride Taupo

Taupo, New Zealand

Take on Taupo's most exciting jet boat ride for some high-speed white-water thrills as you navigate narrow canyons and river rapids.

Duration35 mins
Start & End Time
Start & End TimeVaries
Max Group Size
Max Group Size11
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-OffNot included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age5 years
Start & End Location
Start & End LocationTaupo

Rapids Jet Boat Ride Taupo Highlights

  • Get up to 10% cash back when you book with us
  • Exhilarating 35-minute white water jet boat ride along the scenic Waikato River, through narrow canyons & river rapids
  • Professionally trained driver
  • Life jackets & spray coats 
  • Departs from the meeting point at 3 Nga Awa Purua Road (off Rapids Rd), Rotokawa

What to Expect

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear?

  • Any footwear (running shoes, jandals, sandals – it all counts!)
  • In summer: comfy, light clothes
  • In the winter: warm & waterproof layers, although we do have jackets to keep you dry!
  • Anyone aged 5 years & up can come for a ride with Rapids Jet! As a rule, children need to be 1 metre tall to ride in our jet boats
  • The ride is an experience for people of all fitness levels
  • Accessibility: To get onto the boat, you are required to head down 25 steps to our jetty. While this means the jetty is non-accessible to wheelchairs, please reach out to chat about how we can help get you to the boat, & if it’s the right ride for you

Yes, you are welcome to bring one of the following onboard:

  • Your handsfree camera. We find Head-Mounts work the best for filming.
  • Your mobile phone with a camera. However, for safety reasons, this can only be used when the boat has come to a stop. Your driver will tell you when the perfect selfie opportunity is coming up!

Our custom-built jet boats will be doing around 70 – 80 km an hour on our trip, maxing out at about 90km an hour. Trust us – that’s quick enough! 

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Tour Operator

Rapids Jet
95Q2+5J Rotokawa, Waikato, New Zealand