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If ever a tourism operator lived up to its catch-cry of speed, spins and adrenaline, it’s Kawarau Jet. You only have to look at the smiling faces of passengers when they get off the big yellow boat to know they’ve had an awesome experience. With a...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic staff, typical kiwi blokes! Guides are really safe and really emphasise the safety for kids! Good yarns along the way! Awesome photography taken aswell! Awesome action shots!

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kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Awesome, Awesome Awesome. So pleased you enjoyed your time with us Parasailing. The boys certainly are gold ole Kiwi blokes. !. cheers Fiona

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really friendly staff. The jetboat tour was awesome. When to the island in the jet boat......lots and lots of waves and turns made along the way... talked about the island and wildlife on there.....

Thank sarahlovelady
kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for sharing this with us. We are stoked that you enjoyed your time with us and on Mokoia Island. The boys are really a great bunch. cheers Fiona

Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing jet ride with these two great young men. Full of knowledge, lots of thrills and fun. Had an absolute blast. Thanks for a great adventure Will & James.

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kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello there, Awesome. :) Thanks for taking the time to review. These two are definitely passionate & genuine young men. We love having them around. I am sure you got an adventure. :) cheers Fiona

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing experience! Even when the weather was a little overcast! The Staff members were super friendly and helpful and also knowledgeable of the area. Bloody Beautiful area too! Highly recommend! 👌☺️

Thank 565clarer
kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. We really do try and give everybody a special experience so it is very nice to be acknowledged. cheers Fiona

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids and I absolutely loved our jetboat ride with Kurt! It was their first time and they were nervous, but soon trusted Kurt's expertise behind the wheel and were laughing and woohooing. The island was amazing! So much birdlife - more saddlebacks than I've...More

Thank Roving64632156699
kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, We are all stoked you enjoyed your time with us and on Mokoia Island. The birdlife is amazing and Kurt is indeed very passionate about this being a great photographer himself. We are so lucky to be able to share this privately owned...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was on our bucket list of things to do while on vacation in NZ. Our operator didn't disappoint.Sorry, forgot his name. Great sunny day with only a few passengers made the trip great. Recommend this ride for anyone that wants a safe thrill.

Thank Harry B
kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Harry, Thanks for taking the time to review and woop woop you ticked this of your bucket list. Well done. cheers Fiona

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How awesome was Kawarau Jet!! Our driver Will was the best. Very knowledgeable and is hilarious! Although he didn’t get the same level of enthusiasm from the passengers, he continued as is and made the ride even more enjoyable!! Give him a pay rise 😂...More

Thank moanaageli04
kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey there Moana & Solo, First timers. ! I can just imagine Will. :) He certainly is the joker. So many people say give him a pay rise. :) . He thinks that I need one . Ha. cheers Fiona

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on the Jet boat ride and the parasailing with my son and it was great, great service and lovely day. Recommend it more for the summer as it is was bit cold 400 m above the lake.

Thank ScottImlah
kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello , Thank you for taking the time to review. Its really great we can offer two fantastic products at the same spot. Yes we do say that you are going high in the air so dress warmly. Thanks again. cheers Fiona

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on the Jet boat ride while we were staying a few nights in Rotorua at the end of September. Our guide Will took us speeding around the lake, doing spins and having lots of laughs from the stories he told. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Jaslar94
kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Wow what a great way to spend time in Rotorua. Will is an awesome driver and we love hearing about him. Thanks for taking the time to review. cheers Fiona

Reviewed October 3, 2018

Great activity on the lake :) Speeding around the lake is pretty cool but you also stop at historical areas and the views are beautiful! The guide also tells you about the history of Rotorua and the Maori culture.More

Thank Rachel W
kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Hi there Rachel, Thanks for taking the time to review our experience. There is so much history to learn . next time come back and land on The sacred Mokoia Island . You will be blown away . There is no other place in New...More

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