The team are helpful and friendly. The driver is so skilled and informative. The ride was exciting, thrilling and fun.
Speed through white-water rapids and straightaways on a thrilling Waikato River jet boat ride that hits up to 50 miles (80 kilometers) per hour through some of the river’s narrowest parts. The jet boat spins, banks, and makes hairpin turns, then surfs the powerful waves at Nga Awa Purua Rapids. Sit back, hold on, and keep warm with your spray jacket and heated handrails.
Make your own way to the Waikato River—New Zealand’s longest—where you are suited up with spray jackets and receive a safety briefing.
Climb into a powerful, maneuverable jet boat and pull into the current of the Waikato River, speeding upstream to the Aratiatia Power Station, then spinning back downstream toward a series of churning rapids.
Hold on tight as you encounter the Washing Machine and Hay Barn, exciting rapids in a narrow stretch of the Waikato River, and continue to the powerful Nga Awa Purua Rapids, where your driver surfs the jet boat on standing waves. Continue downstream to see the Waikato River’s thermal activity, as well as some gorgeous riverside scenery, before powering back upstream on the exciting return trip to the jet boat base camp.
Very efficient. Enjoyable experience.....maybe not quite as thrilling as I had expected. Driver, Sam, was excellent and informative.
Good morning! Thank you for the great feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your overall time at Rapids Jet. Please come again. Cheers.
Absolutely amazing and a trip you shouldn’t miss. A thrilling high speed ride which was totally exhilarating.
Hi Mark. We are super happy to hear you enjoyed yourself! Thanks for coming and we hope to see you in the future. Cheers.
Having reviewed a number of options for river trips on the Waikato River before starting our holiday we decided to book with Rapids Jet based on reviews, location and cost. Our Driver Dave was brilliant and gave us an Awesome experience and well worth the...More
Hi Neil, Thank you for your feedback. At Rapids Jet we are all about making new memories and we love hearing positive feedback from our customers. We loved meeting you yesterday and are pleased to hear you enjoyed yourself. Hopefully we will see you again...More