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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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from $107.89 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
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
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
Huka Falls jetboat ride on the Waikato River
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
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3064TAO_HUKA
Call +1 855 275 5071
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, Waikato 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
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, Waikato 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
Popular mentions

5.0
260 reviews
Excellent
227
Very good
22
Average
5
Poor
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Terrible
5

frequentflyerNZ
Auckland, New Zealand40 contributions
Excellent experience
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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Paora16
Rotorua, New Zealand3 contributions
Worth every cent
Apr 2021 • Family
Outstanding experience. Our driver Steve was ridiculously skilful, very informative and funny. Will definitely do again!
Written 4 April 2021
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He's a great driver alright Paora16! Thanks for coming for a spin with us.
Written 18 May 2021
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Monique S
Hamilton, New Zealand171 contributions
Thrillseekers paradise!
Feb 2021 • Family
Chopper was awesome. Had a great sense of humour and kept us smiling from start to finish. Talented driver, kept us on the edge of our seats wanting that next 360. Only negative-it had to finish! Will be back!!
Written 8 February 2021
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Thanks for the review Monique. We might not tell Chopper - his ego is big enough already!!
Written 18 May 2021
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RachieEvo
Auckland Central, New Zealand138 contributions
Must do
Wow just wow; lots of fun & Chopper was awesome & made the experience even better; a must visit attraction
Purchased tickets online
Survivors at office too; you also have the option to purchase photos & video of your experience
Written 25 January 2021
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Thanks RachieEvo - stoked you had a great time. Hopefully you scored some great photos up at Huka Falls too!
Written 18 May 2021
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PDWEB
Auckland Central, New Zealand7 contributions
Awesome ride
Jan 2021 • Family
Our two teenagers did this ride ( I had done it 14 years ago).

They loved it. The check in team were great on arrival and they donned life jackets and headed to the boat.

The guide on the boat was excellent taking them through the safety then onto an awesome ride.

The ride takes on the nearby dam and the falls which was the highlight of the 30 minute ride

Described as the best thing we did all weekend in a weekend of mostly excellent experiences.

Well worth it
Written 17 January 2021
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Always hard to impress teenagers PDWEB! Thanks for the review and hope you enjoyed Taupo.
Written 18 May 2021
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HEMP030412
Auckland37 contributions
Amazing experience for Teenagers
Jan 2021
Booked for 16 yr old son and friend both boys loved it! Great experience for Teens - highly recommend.
Written 10 January 2021
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Thanks HEMP030412 - happy we managed to impress the teenagers ;-)
Written 18 May 2021
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Shannon
Upper Hutt, New Zealand21 contributions
AH-MAZING!
You'll regret it if you don't do it, it takes 5 minutes to settle into this amazing trip.
Chopper our driver was awesome, he is a really talented driver and great for a laugh also.
Most incredible scenery you'll never see from anywhere else.
Written 5 January 2021
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Hi shamaco. Thanks so much for the review and thrilled you had a great time on the trip.
Written 18 May 2021
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Sheree S
Tauranga, New Zealand3 contributions
Amazing!
Dec 2020 • Friends
The Huka falls jet was hands down the highlight of our trip to Taupō! The staff were friendly and our driver was very experienced and knowledgeable. It was cool to see the Huka falls up close. Well worth the money. A must do for all the adventure and thrill seekers!!
Written 4 January 2021
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Hi sherees2021. That waterfall is amazing, isn't it! Thanks for coming for a spin, and thanks for the review.
Written 18 May 2021
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Pamela C
New Plymouth, New Zealand10 contributions
Highly recommend
Jan 2021 • Family
Great experience, such a thrilling ride would highly recommend. We had two tens and a younger child they absolutely loved it.
Staff were friendly and helpful.
Written 3 January 2021
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Thanks for the review pamelacl7229PW. The recommendation means a lot in our book, so thanks.
Written 18 May 2021
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Brigitte
10 contributions
Fantastic family fun
Jan 2021 • Family
Best 30 mins of our holiday in taupo. We were seated in the 2nd row so didn’t get too wet, but still had a fantastic time all the same.
Written 3 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Yip, some seats are wetter than others! Thanks for the positive review and I'm stoked we helped make your Taupo holiday fun.
Written 18 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Hukafalls Jet
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
RebeccaB44
RebeccaB44
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The wow factor!
We took a jet boat ride upto the falls after a friend suggested it. Great way to see the falls and Elliot, our guid
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