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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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Memorial Drive (Lakefront), Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Totally enjoyable jet boat ride. Would highly recommend to others. Worth the money for the experience

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kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your lovely review and passing on our recommendation. We too think our experience is pretty cool and we are great value for money. cheers Fiona

Reviewed yesterday

Abaolutely loved the jet boat!! Highly recommend this if you are in the area!! Kurt was very knowledgable, as well as ensuring we had alot of fun!

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kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Awesome, thank you for your review. I will certainly pass onto Kurt. Although I am sure he will be telling me . :) cheers Fiona

Reviewed yesterday

Great time!!! First time parasailing for me and my husband. Excellent staff., Made it easy & fun. Great views of the city. Took great picture of us having a blast

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kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello there, Soooo pleased you enjoyed your time parasailing. It is an amazing experience. cheers Fiona

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time going on a jet boat. Was a bit rough heading out, not so rough heading back in. Learned a bit about the history of Rotorua and had fun. Big thank you to the great staff.

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

Hi there, thank you for your review. Sounds like you had a bit of wind so it does get exciting . I will pass onto the boys. Once again Thank you. cheers Fiona

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of 14 visited Mokoia Island with transport provided by Kawarau Jet Rotorua. We are a Forest & Bird group and had a day on the island to experience the abundance of birdlife there. The staff were very helpful with booking arrangements, and gave...More

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

Hello there, We are really pleased that you enjoyed your time on Mokoia Island and the birds were obliging . It is quite magical when you get onto the Island you are usually greeted by about 10 fantails . So people who enjoy bird life...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did this last year, awesome boat ride, not for the faint hearted. reasonable price good value for money. Highly recommend this activity

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

Thank you for your review. Totally agree there is some real adrenaline going on. :) cheers Fiona

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really informative information from guide, great thrills just right amount of time. Good safety gear and information provided prior to starting. On time and well organised activity thanks for a fun time.

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Fiona K, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Oh wow, that's a kind review. Thank you for taking the time to review our company. We do try and give everybody a great experience. cheers Fiona

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience. Me and my 13yr old and 5yr old loved it. Honourable mention - thanks Will for being a top driver and a awesome humorous tour guide.More

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Fiona K, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, We are really glad you enjoyed our amazing combination of our jet boating and then landing on the sacred Island Mokoia. Will certainly is a top driver guide so I will pass onto him. We thank you for taking the time to review...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018

It's not cheap but I'd still recommend this. Staff were all excellent and everything is well run and organised. The hot springs are gorgeous but I'd hate to be there if it was busy (the area is quite small). Great way to see the area.More

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kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Hi there, Thank you for your review. We to think the Manupirua Hot pools in Lake Rotoiti are quite special. Also you can only get there by boat so no roads here. Our price of 125.00 does include the entry to the pools. So 90...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

We did Parasailing in the morning great view & what a beautiful day, enjoyed it immensely & Jet Boat Tour was great. Both highly recommended.

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kjetrotorua, Owner at Kawarau Jet Rotorua, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

hey, thanks for your review. It is pretty neat that you can do both products in the one spot and right beside the town. No time wasted to travel to get the experience. Thanks again. cheers Fiona

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