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Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo

Waikato, New Zealand
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, 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

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 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
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 policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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


276 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Fricken awesome!
, Oct 2021
Awesome experience! Wickedly fun and all staff were bubbly and fantastic. We got the best views of the Huka Falls ever!
Worth the ticket and more
, Apr 2021
Clear and precise instructions follow these then enjoy exhilarating fun and exciting experience do it again and again
Close up Huka Falls expereince
, 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.
Enjoyed it
, 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 😊
Great fun
, Feb 2020
This was a great experience and I would certainly do it again. Seeing the falls that close was fabulous.
Jet to Huka
, Feb 2020
Our driver was awesome, very skillful, and was a fun lively bloke who made us feel welcome and safe but thrilled.
, Jan 2020
Was a brilliant tour with excellent commentary Added with the thrill of the jet boat ride The falls were excellent
Great Fun
Lorraine M
, Dec 2019
Liam was a great guide. We had a lot of fun. Would definetly do it again. The falls were worth seeing
Hukafalls jet boat ride
, Nov 2018
Didn't get to ride the jet boat because of power failure. Now having problems to get the full refund
Loved it! great staff. We only booked...
Annelisa J
, Jan 2018
Loved it! great staff. We only booked a few hours before the ride. thanks :

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