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Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo

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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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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.
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.
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


297 Reviews

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, Apr 2022
Chopper was an amazing host. The whole experience was excellent. kids thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended
Kids loved it!!! The...
, 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!
My sisters and i had a...
, Apr 2022
My sisters and i had a great time. It was very enjoyable and fun. Would recommend it to others in the future.
Awesome jet boat ride
, 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
Huka Falls from below
, 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.
, 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.
Must try adventure activity
, 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.
, 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! :)
Driver was awesome and ...
, Jan 2022
Driver was awesome and friendly staff cared for everyone good use of time and little cost for so much fun
It was an awesome trip.
, 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.

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