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Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo

  • 30-minute jet boat ride on Waikato River
  • Awesome thrill ride with trick turns and power brakes
  • Amazing scenery along the river, including spectacular Huka Falls
Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo
From US$86.80
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Spin and speed your way to Huka Falls during a thrilling 30-minute jet-boat 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.
What to Expect
Get ready to experience the ride of your life during a Waikato River jet-boat 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 30 minutes of jet-boating excitement, complete with 360-degree spins past cliff faces and native forest. Your white-water adventure ends with hotel drop-off in Taupo.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Worth the high price!

We were visiting some friends in Palmerston North and drove up to Taupo for the night. This was so much fun! We saw the falls from the bridge before hand but this was so much cooler! They ride itself was exciting and so much fun!

1  Thank cdelope
Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Hukafalls Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora, thanks for leaving a 5 star review. Safe travels, Amelia

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Must Do!

We've been on Shotover Jet twice and I think this was actually better! Our driver was amazing and took us right up onto where the falls break into the river. Our 8yo loved it, as did my parents. A real highlight of our trip to...More

Thank Sam D
Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Hukafalls Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora Sam, thanks so much for your review. I agree, the Hukafalls Jet experience is pretty incredible. Safe travels, Amelia

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great fun and fantastic way to see the falls

Great fun as far as jet boats go! You get an amazing few of the Huka Falls which are truely amazing. Its quite expensive for a family but if you can splash out (excuse the pun) its pretty cool. One minor niggle - they charge...More

Thank SarahNZ_12
Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Hukafalls Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora Sarah, thanks for the 5 star review! Thank you also for the feedback on the photo pack pricing. Nga mihi, Amelia

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Exhilarating, Action Packed Jet Boat and Chopper Ride.

What an action packed couple of hours! We opted for the jet boat/chopper combination as we considered it quite good value for $199. Before you arrive at the Jetboat Centre it is worth doing a quick walk (20 minutes return) of the Huka Falls Trail...More

Thank C0nstantlyOnTheG0
Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Hukafalls Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kia ora, thanks for sending through such an awesome comprehensive review of our combo product Jet boat & Heli - Huka Falls Above & Below. So pleased that you enjoyed it. Nga mihi, Amelia

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Awesome fun!

Staff were great; very helpful. Mike the driver was amazing. Lots of thrills and we couldn't stop buzzing over the trip. Kids can't wait to go again - they have voted it the best activity they have done in Taupo!

Thank Julie W
Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Hukafalls Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora, thanks for the 5 star review. Having the kids stamp of approval is awesome. We try and be fun for all ages so this is awesome feedback to receive. Nga mihi, Amelia

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Response from HouseHopper | Reviewed this property |
Hello there We stayed in Taupa at Serenity on Wakeman which was absolutely wonderful. Robyn the host looked after us extremely well and the views over the lake are to die for [not to mengion he breakfasts]. It is not an... More
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