Speedboat Experience in Taupō

Experience Taupo’s most thrilling high-speed jet boat ride with Rapids jet, Rapids Jet offers an adrenaline-rushing 35-minute jet boat adventure for the whole family, Rapids Jet promises an exhilarating ride of spins, squeals, and peals of laughter with the odd splash of pure Waikato blue. During the ride, you’ll experience the thrill of ‘surfing’ on the pressure waves of the famous Nga Awa Purua Rapids whilst taking in the beautiful scenery from around, squeeze through the narrowest spot of the Waikato River and spin multiple times on the stunningly clear water!

Where can I go on a speedboat experience in Taupō ?

RapidsJet offer a 35 minute jet boat journey for the whole family, they are located on Nga Awa Purua Rd, just off Rapids Rd, in Aratiatia, Taupō. It’s about 15 minutes from Taupō and 50 minutes from Rotorua

Rapid jets are the only commercial jet boat operator on the Nga Awa Purua Rapids, a little further along from the Aratiatia Rapids, experience spectacular rapids and stunning scenery, On a Rapids Jet boat ride, you can expect to be taken safely right up to the wall of the Dam and to the left of it you’ll see the base of the Aratiatia Rapids, spilling out into the part of the river. The world-famous Nga Awa Purua Rapids are further downstream and they have exclusive access to jet boat riding every drop

  • Prices
    • Adult (16yrs+): $129.00 per person
    • Child (5 – 15yrs): $75.00 per person
  • Duration 35 mins
  • For ages 5 to 93
  • open 364 days a year



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