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Kawarau Jet Rotorua & Kjet Parasailing

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Address: Rotorua City Lake Front, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 7-343 7600
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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If ever a tourism operator lived up to its catch-cry of speed, spins and...

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 wide range of exhilarating and inspiring activities to choose. Ourtrips range from 30 minutes of speed spins & adrenaline to 2 1/2 hours. Combined jet boating with the Manupirua Hot pools. This is only accessible by boat. No roads here. Great fun for all ages. Or try our Parasailing. We offer ten minute flights either tandem or solo. Sit back and enjoy the exhilaration of free flight and admire the great scenery, before returning to the flight deck for a smooth landing on our purpose built Parasailing boat.

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US$61.20*
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Jet Boat Tour of Lake Rotorua
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US$61.20*
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Parasailing on Lake Rotorua
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US$90.00*
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Lake Rotorua Hot Springs and Jet Boat Tour

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The best host and ride

Cam was definitely the man...so funny...he farted ...but blamed the sulphur in the air. .begged us to give a great review if we enjoyed it...OR if it was crap his name was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Liz K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cam was definitely the man...so funny...he farted ...but blamed the sulphur in the air. .begged us to give a great review if we enjoyed it...OR if it was crap his name was Tony...really lovely guy..great with your customers would highly recommend this ride to others...great time had by all..thanks Cam the man 👍👍👍👍👍

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Thank Liz K
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a very rainy day when we went on the excursion, but it was still a blast! Our guide/driver Cam was just awesome! He was so knowledgable and funny! We went with our adult children and all said we would go again or recommend this excursion to anyone! Thanks for the fun ride Cam!!!!

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Thank AndreaA09
kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua & Kjet Parasailing, responded to this review

The weather can be a pain at times. Sooo pleased you enjoyed your time. I will pass onto Cam. cheers Fiona More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bad weather was very bad, but will do it again. It was Fun! and the Guy had a great sense of Humor. I think you must do it of you have the time

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

1st parasail. Kawarau co-owner Russ friendly, informative. Lifted by sail while sitting on deck of jet boat. Lifted smoothly...easily. Exhilarating...soared far higher than expected. Below...boat looked like a toy. Laughed...shrieked when an unexpected gust of wind buffeted us. "Let's do it again."

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Thank jsaul
kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua & Kjet Parasailing, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your review. Ross is certainly a great Skipper. He doesn't get to chat much as he is busy concentrating on your safety !!. Really chuffed your enjoyed your time with us. :) cheers Fiona More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boat ride starts off with a high speed drive across the lake and then under the bridge into the Kawarau river, make sure you bring some sunglasses because the wind is freezing! Really good day out and well worth the money for an hours jet boat ride

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a first time and great experience of Parasailing. The crew were great and the trip was long enough to enjoy the experience. However, we feel the photos are really expensive. 15 NZD for a single photo!.

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Thank Cordis99
kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua & Kjet Parasailing, responded to this review

Hello there. So pleased you enjoyed your Parasailing. It is a simply amazing activity and the views are really neat.The great thing about our photos is that if you purchase them you get a hard copy plus you can download that photo so you can share your experience to your family and friends. :) Cheers Fiona More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended Cam/Kam keep those joke's going learnt more about this beautiful town loved the spins and speed thanks very much A+++ don't pass this by give it ago

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kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua & Kjet Parasailing, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed our trip and Cam. He is pretty cool and very passionate. cheers Fiona More 

Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've never been on a Jet Boat before so I was really steeping out of my comfort zone on this one but it was so awesome. The wind in my hair, good company beside me and a amazing driver. Our driver/tour man (Cam) was really interesting when he spoke on Mokia Island. I had no idea a lot of people... More 

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Thank Princess P P
kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua & Kjet Parasailing, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your review. Cam does love to spend time with people sharing his knowledge. What a lovely birthday gift. Lucky you. cheers Fiona More 

Paraparaumu, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had the best time ever. Original booking time postponed due to weather. The Team @ Kjet Parasailing kept in regular contact. Then it was all on. Wow, what an experience. So glad we did not miss out. Great time, awesome Team.

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kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua & Kjet Parasailing, responded to this review

I am so glad you didn't miss out. !!. The weather has been a bit naughty lately. I will pass onto the staff .Thanks for the lovely review. cheers Fiona More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Easy location on the lake front and it does what it says on the tin. The firm is very flexible with its arrangements and they do try to accommodate. We did the combo of Jet boat and double Parasail (which is not always possible to do). Safety did come first which is mighty important and stern words to those "silly"... More 

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kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua & Kjet Parasailing, responded to this review

Hello there, Thanks for your lovely review. So pleased you tried both of our experiences. Yes safety is important to us and at times we have to make sure we get it across to people especially for the Parasailing :) Enjoy the rest of your time in New Zealand. cheers Fiona More 

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