Huka Falls Jet Boat Tour

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4.85 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

Huka Prawn Park
30 Minute Jet Boat Ride on Waikato River
One of New Zealand's must-do experiences
The Aratiatia Dam
Mix of scenery and high-speed fun!
The Wairakei Geo-Thermal Power Station

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Fri, May 24, 2024

What you can expect

Experience the mighty power of the Waikato River at Taupo’s most visited natural attraction, Huka Falls. Pumping a whopping 220,000 litres per second, Huka Falls is an impressive sight made even more so by getting right up to its thundering base while on the Huka Jet experience ! Feel the thrust as a massive 520 horse powered twin jet engine takes you down the winding Waikato River, whizzing by the skin of your teeth, past cliffs and under low-hanging native bush!

This 30 minute Taupo jet boating adventure combines thrilling 360 degree spins, slides and fishtails at breakneck speeds of up to 80km per hour. Experience the scenic Waikato River and enjoy the entertaining commentary by your expert driver who will take you on a jet boat thrill ride like no other!

Huka Falls Jet is renowned as one of the best jet boat rides in New Zealand an experience that is not to be missed when visiting Taupo!

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What you need to know

Inclusions
  • 30 minute jet boat ride on Waikato River
  • Life jackets, These are mandatory
Highlights
  • An experience you will never forget
  • Incredible water-level views of the spectacular Huka Falls
  • Slide past cliffs and trees at an incredible 80km.p/h
  • Trademark 360 degree spin as the boat turns on its own length
  • Huka Prawn Park
  • The Wairakei Geo-Thermal Power Station
  • The Aratiatia Dam
  • Knowledgable/ Expert driver!
Time
  • Summer Season (October - April)
  • 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m (hours extending to 5:30pm over peak months December/January) Winter Season (May - September)
  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
  • Trips depart around every 30 minutes subject to availability. Located just 10 minutes from Taupo in the Wairakei Tourist Park, and right off the main highways from Auckland and Rotorua
Hotel Pickup
  • If you have booked a hotel
  • Prior to completing your purchase, enter your hotel name in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time If you have not yet booked a hotel
  • If you have not yet booked a hotel, enter the words 'hotel not known' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time If you do not require a hotel pick up
  • If you do not require a hotel pick up and will be meeting the tour at the tour departure point, enter the words 'not required' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your tour. Tour departure point is listed above and on your confirmation tour voucher
What To Bring
  • Still cameras in cases are welcome on board but at your own risk. Video cameras are not permitted
  • Coming in Summer? It is recommended to bring sunglasses and sunblock
  • Coming in Winter? Remember to bring a hat, gloves, jacket and warm clothing. Handrails are heated for your comfort
Additional Information
  • Bags are not permitted on the boat for safety reasons
  • Hukafalls Jet operates 364 days of the year (excludes Christmas Day), weather permitting
  • Hukafalls Jet will provide life jackets. These are mandatory
  • Children must be one metre tall in order to ride Hukafalls Jet
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • Prices are seasonal and are constantly changing. The from price displayed may not always be the price you are going to pay, as once you click on your specified date, the price will change to reflect the price for that date/season. Please note that in some cases where you cannot click on a date to obtain the price, please call us so we can assist you

Recent reviews

4.85 reviews
4

A fun experience but didn’t meet my thrill level. Would be best on a day not raining.

Staff who got us ready were great. Tee was our skipper and she was great. She made the trip funny and enjoyable. Lots of 360s throughout and we got nice and close to the waterfall. I enjoyed it but wasn’t that thrilled. Didn’t think it was fast enough for me. That said, because it was raining, the speed made the water hit our faces pretty hard so it was hard to enjoy for the first half. My partner enjoyed it though, as did the kids behind me. I would have liked to see more. Would have been good to know in advance that you can take your phone camera with you in your pocket and get it out for photo ops at the falls.

Coreena Whyte 3 months ago
5

The hula falls jet boat ride was awesome and must do activity.

The jet boat ride was worth a wait and we all had loads of fun. The jet boat operator was great and he took us very close to the falls and gave us time for great views and pictures. This is a must do activity for all. The pictures taken by the team was also amazing. The only thing that was missing is the videos from the ride was not streaming due to some technical issues, it will be great to get this if and when available.

Arun Nagarathnam over 1 year ago
5

The Huka Falls Jet was great fun

The Huka Falls Jet was great fun! Loved the 360 spins and getting up close to the Huka Falls! The staff were friendly and the boat driver gave us some great information about the local attractions during our ride. We thoroughly enjoyed this experience and would recommend it to other people.

Elysha over 6 years ago

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