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Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo provided by Hukafalls Jet

Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo

Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo
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95% of travellers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Huka Falls jetboat ride on the Waikato River
Duration:
30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
14
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Huka Falls can be seen from above, but it’s most exciting to get up close on the water. This jetboat ride on the Waikato River speeds past rugged cliffs to the base of the thundering waterfall. Entertaining live commentary accompanies 360-degree spins for a thrilling ride, with pickup available in Taupo.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Speed up to New Zealand’s most spectacular falls
  • Learn about the scenery with live commentary on board
  • Pickup and drop-off from selected Taupo hotels
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Speed up to New Zealand’s most spectacular falls
  • Learn about the scenery with live commentary on board
  • Pickup and drop-off from selected Taupo hotels
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3064TAO_HUKA
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
30m
Departure details
  • 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
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • 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
Duration
30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
270 reviews
Excellent
235
Very good
24
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5
Poor
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Terrible
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Karen
Dunedin, New Zealand2 contributions
Brilliant! We have done lots of jet boats rides as we love it! This one was right up there 🙂 Scott was an amazing driver and kept us exhilarated with the spins etc. It was spectacular being able to get up close to the Falls and hear some history. Yes we had to keep masks on but who cares, we still bought the photos as you can't get photos like those yourself 📷 The shop is amazing and prices so good, wouldn't find those kind of prices in Queenstown!!! We were pleased we supported this local business, well done guys for having friendly staff...nothing was a problem👍
Written 20 March 2022
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Amy H
12 contributions
Jan 2022
Was absolutely brilliant. Lovely and incredibly skilled person driving the boat and loved that they gave a heads up before the spins. Such a cool, exhilarating experience. Loved seeing Huka Falls from that perspective.
It is very expensive, and I get that it's a tourist attraction but as there are no international tourists I feel like the prices should be lowered. We paid nearly $100 dollars for 30 mins. We also had to wear masks on the boat, which although I get why, it was frustrating trying to keep them on even with the mask-sleave thing they give you to keep it in place. And the photos were ruined because of them - and it was like $70 to get those photos. No one was buying them in our group.
Written 1 February 2022
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frequentflyerNZ
Auckland, New Zealand42 contributions
We LOVED this ride, it is high speed, lots of spins and thrills navigating obstacles in the river. It was wonderful to see the stretch of river between the Aratiatia dam and Huka falls, the falls themselves were a real highlight, it was great to get so close. People of all ages were in our boat and everyone looked like they were having a blast. Our driver was skilled and humourous and really added value to the trip.

We’ve done a few jet boat trips in different locations and this is one of our favourites. It isn’t cheap, but we felt we got value for money and would do it again. Having done this and the Rapids jet boat in Taupo on a previous visit - this one is far superior.b
Written 22 April 2021
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Hi frequentflyerNZ. Thanks for taking a bit of time to review us - appreciated. We have a pretty good office to work in, and love sharing it too!
Written 18 May 2021
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katwitch2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand31 contributions
Made a last minute decision to do the jet boat ride with 3 adults a 3 kids under 13. All operators, from payment, the photographer and person giving coats and life jackets were friendly, efficient and professional. Our driver Steve was great, good sense of humour and we got some local information about the area. Would definitely recommend to others, it was worth every cent. We brought the USB photo pack which enabled us to share photos and a video.
Written 21 July 2020
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Sqddo
New Zealand70 contributions
Awesome experience - you are having too much fun to be scared!
We were a group with kids ( 8 years +) and adults and everyone loved it.
It was great to get right up to the falls, the spins were so much fun and the scenery spectacular, plus our boat driver (pictured but can’t remember her name sorry) was a great tour guide too.
You can take your phone and take photos but put it in run belt or something similar as you need two hands to be holding on!
Ps Those on the outside get the wettest but it’s part of the fun.
Written 12 January 2022
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jirijust
Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic182 contributions
Aug 2019
I ordered ticket online without any problems 11 days before. Place was easy to find and there was plenty parking spaces. Rain coats are provided in order not to get wet and I really appreciated since I visited them during winter months. Staff was really friendly and helpful. Captain of boat gave us some information about area and especially told us about signals which he will use during ride especially 360 turn signal when boat turn 360 degrees in high speed. Cameras are allow but must be securely attached to body to avoid losing them. Handheld mobiles or cameras are not allowed. We got really close to Huka Falls and it was incredible experience.
There is also possibility to buy photos and videos made by on board camera either as dvd or usb stick after ride. I bought it because photos and videos were taken from different angels than mine. I highly recommend to experience Huka Falls with Huka falls Jet
Written 6 January 2020
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Kia ora jirijust, Thank you so much for your 5 star review. I'm thrilled to hear that your experience with us was all that you'd hoped it to be and that there were no issues along the way! Would love to see you back in the future! Happy New Year. Ngā Mihi, Oscar
Written 6 January 2020
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Ron Ka
San Francisco, CA5 contributions
Feb 2020
We had never imagined that we would be riding at 75kmph in a jet ski on a river and doing many many 360 degree loops.

Just when we thought we were done, the jet ski boat took us to the base of the waterfall emanating clear, blue water. Beautiful!

Elliott, thank you for giving us the thrill of our life by zooming past and very close to the many natural obstacles in the river.

Awesome!
Written 19 February 2020
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Kia ora RonK193, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience on Hukafalls Jet and we're glad to hear you had a blast! Thanks again and we hope to see you again one day. Ngā mihi, Lauren
Written 25 February 2020
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debbierosson
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Family
Excellent and well worth the ride, the kids thought it was amazing. The Jet went so close to the hills the thrills and speed are well worth the 30 minute ride. most definitley one for the bucket list if you are visiing Taupo,.
Written 9 February 2020
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Kia ora debbierosson! Thank you so much for the review! We're glad we could provide a memorable experience for you and your tamariki! Ngā mihi, Oscar
Written 10 February 2020
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Katie
Kent, UK17 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Such a fun experience. Enjoyed every minute of it. The only downfall was the price of the picture set. We opted for the most expensive one with the USB stick and the USB only works in a laptop/PC. I couldn't show a slideshow of the video to my family on our TV when i got home was very disappointing.
Written 17 July 2020
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Hi O6866WZkatiej. Thanks so much for reviewing us - appreciate the feedback Our photography system will be moving into the future in the next few months, so we'll have a few more options for guests coming up.
Written 18 May 2021
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Jess
Turangi, New Zealand2 contributions
So much fun! Such an exciting and unique way to see the beautiful Waikato river. We got lucky with the river flow (it was lower than usual) and got to get up and close to Huka falls on our trip. Our guide Elliot made us feel super safe and was always aware of us his crew and was making sure we were okay. He was super friendly and very happy to answer some questions we had for him and have a chat with us afterwards. Cheers Huka Jet we will be recommending trips from TRR!
Written 31 January 2020
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Kia ora jessamat! Thank you so much for your review! We're glad to hear that you had a wonderful time with Hukafalls Jet. We'll pass on your kind comments to Elliot too! Ngā Mihi, Oscar
Written 2 February 2020
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chumbles224
chumbles224
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Great fun!
We jumped on the Hukafalls jet not quite sure what to expect and were absolutely thrilled! It was great fun and the
melnthree
melnthree
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100% don’t miss this!
This trip was our first time to Taupo, what a great place for families to visit, so much to do! We saved this to la
Rubini1
Rubini1
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Adventure ride
Awesome ride! Throughly enjoyed! Would recommend to anyone seeking an adventurous experience in Taupo.
surelybassey
surelybassey
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Fast fun and not too scary
This safe way to experience huka falls took 24 minutes. It was fun. You don’t get too wet - just light spray in you
Wallsfamily
Wallsfamily
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Just Awesome!
Amazing ride! Very professional and helpful staff! We had a party of 10 including a 3 year old and we all had such
reeshort
reeshort
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Worth it!
Went on Saturday with 3 friends - such an experience, accessible for everyone and well worth it. Chopper was great
Tarlah
Tarlah
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Amazing! Best view of Huka falls
Highly recommend it! Absolutely amazing! Breathtaking view of Huka falls, up close and personal would do it again
P7182TTscottr
P7182TTscottr
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Good fun
Pretty fun. Kids claimed to not be enjoying it although the grins on there face said otherwise. Good seeing the huk
TedH1030
TedH1030
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Great fun
Splash coats and life jackets supplied. Friendly staff. Saw Huka Falls close up plus a good hoon up the Waikato riv
hamisht04
hamisht04
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Great trip
Had a great time on the boat, Alex was great, loads of spins and the falls were awesome. Dress warm as it can be co
AlanD1595
AlanD1595
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Taupo week
We thought this was great. Be prepared to get wet. Heated handrails were good for winter. Huka falls was soooooo bi
crachel68
crachel68
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The perfect activity in Taupo
Oh yeah, such a great thing to do while in Taupo, i really enjoy the welcoming, the boat trip with lots of Donuts.
Nicknick09
Nicknick09
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Most fun with your pants on
The most exciting water ride I've ever been on. If you get chopper piloting your boat you're in for a ride you will
KarenM1_10
KarenM1_10
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Awesome ride
This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. The jet boat ride was awesome and we had a great driver. T
Robert R
Robert R
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Jetboat and Thermal Springs Were Great
We took a jetboat ride to the Thermal area and back. Ride was amazing since the driver kept the boat at a fast spee
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