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Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo

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icon30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Spin and speed your way to Huka Falls during a thrilling jetboat ride on the Waikato River. Hold on tight as you zip over the crystal-clear waters past rugged cliffs and native bush on New Zealand's longest river. Feel the power of the thundering waterfall up close as it blasts into the turbulent pool. Round-trip transport is included from hotels in Taupo.
  • Jetboat ride on Waikato River
  • Awesome thrill ride with trick turns and power brakes
  • Amazing scenery along the river, including spectacular Huka Falls
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from Taupo
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30-minute jet boat ride on the Waikato River
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
New Zealand's Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Food and drinks
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
200 Karetoto Road , 200 Karetoto Road, Wairakei, Taupō 3384, New Zealand

If you are self-driving then make sure to check in at Hukafalls Jet no later than 10mins prior to scheduled departure time

This activity will end right where it started.
Get ready to experience the ride of your life during a Waikato River jetboat ride. After pickup from your Taupo hotel, it’s a quick drive to the shores of New Zealand's longest river, which drains Lake Taupo. 

Your adrenaline-pumping adventure takes you to the mighty Huka Falls, considered the country’s most visited and photographed natural attraction. Get a dramatic front-row view of the 36-foot-high (11-meter) waterfalls as they thunder through the ravine with incredible force.

Listen to entertaining and informative commentary during your ride, complete with 360-degree spins past cliff faces and native forest. Your white-water adventure ends with hotel drop-off in Taupo.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Warm clothing including jackets, hats and gloves is recommended in cooler winter months.
  • Life jackets are provided and must be worn
  • The boat has heated handrails and spray jackets are provided in cooler months.
  • Cameras are welcome but carried at passengers own risk. Video cameras are not permitted for safety reasons.
  • All children must be at least 3 feet (1 meter) tall to participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • COVID-19 procedures: All travellers will need to sign in upon arrival for contact tracing, Social distancing will be enforced, You will be given facemasks, gloves and a buff to be disposed of in provided bins at the end of the trip, You will be required to use hand sanitser at check-in, at the beach unit and upon your return. Any high-touch areas will be cleaned and disinfected daily.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hukafalls Jet
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo.

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  • "Sit in the back if you don‘t mind getting wet 😊" See review

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The spins were very...
Vax_T
, Jun 2022
The spins were very exciting and our driver was the best !! Staff were also friendly. We will definitely go back
star-5
Epic,!
Emerald_F
, Apr 2022
Chopper was an amazing host. The whole experience was excellent. kids thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended
star-5
Kids loved it!!! The...
bellasavageyahooconz
, Apr 2022
Kids loved it!!! The river and falls were beautiful, jet boat was super fun, and the staff were all friendly and super helpful!
star-5
My sisters and i had a...
Stef_S
, Apr 2022
My sisters and i had a great time. It was very enjoyable and fun. Would recommend it to others in the future.
star-5
Awesome jet boat ride
Larissa_D
, Apr 2022
We loved the speed and the accuracy and skill of the driver giving us lots of spins and thrills. He was also knowledgeable about the things we saw on the way. We enjoyed hearing about this
star-5
Huka Falls from below
Ian_S
, Apr 2022
Had a great ride on the jet boat. The driver was skilled, knowledgeable about the area and friendly. Was great to see a unique view of Huka falls from below. Lots of Hamilton turns. If you get motion (sea) sickness, like my partner, I would not advise having a ride.
star-5
Brilliant
Malakai_B
, Apr 2022
All the kids had the best time. They came off smiling from ear to ear. This is one we will definitely do again.
star-4
Must try adventure activity
Shyamlee_A
, Mar 2022
Must try adventure activity. Best stress buster you can experience in your life. that 30 mins ride was an awesome experience in my life.
star-5
Amazing!
Barbara_T
, Mar 2022
We had the most amazing time on the jet boat ride! The experience was absolutely awesome! I would highly recommend this to everyone! So much so that we will be returning with our children and more family! :)
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Driver was awesome and ...
Bruce_M
, Jan 2022
Driver was awesome and friendly staff cared for everyone good use of time and little cost for so much fun
star-5
It was an awesome trip.
Miliana_D
, Jan 2022
The view of the waterfall was amazing and also when we have to do a 360° turn while Travelling was more fun and we enjoyed it.
star-5
Thrilled
Niwa_J
, Jan 2022
Our driver was so funny, and we had such a thrilling ride. Need to hold on tight though and make sure children sit between you. Beautiful scenery and worth the cost.
star-5
Must do
Destiny_T
, Jan 2022
if you are looking for an adventure and a tad thrill of a joy ride this is youre place!!! Get ready to hold on.
star-5
Stunning view
Gena_M
, Jan 2022
As soon as you get to hukafalls water fall and the closer you get to it is just stunning it's just a sight you will never forgot and the most beautiful colours ever. Just beautiful and fun experience ever
star-5
Awesome family experience
Vanita_H
, Dec 2021
This was such an awesome experience for all of us. So much so we wanted to do it again. Highly recommended.
star-5
Fricken awesome!
Doug_T
, Oct 2021
Awesome experience! Wickedly fun and all staff were bubbly and fantastic. We got the best views of the Huka Falls ever!
star-5
Worth the ticket and more
Debra_M
, Apr 2021
Clear and precise instructions follow these then enjoy exhilarating fun and exciting experience do it again and again
star-5
Close up Huka Falls expereince
Margaret
, Feb 2020
Great fun. Elliott gave us a fabulous jet boat experience with close up view of the falls, information about the area and thrilling speed and spins along the river.
star-5
Enjoyed it
Iris_NZ
, Feb 2020
Fun, fun, fun - and amazing views. Loved the 360 degree spins. Great to get to see the Huka Falls from a different perspective. Sit in the back if you don‘t mind getting wet 😊
star-5
Great fun
Maxine_F
, Feb 2020
This was a great experience and I would certainly do it again. Seeing the falls that close was fabulous.

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