Tours and Tickets

Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo provided by Hukafalls Jet

Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo

COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this experience is taking.Read more
Select Date and Travellers
2 adults
Low Price Guarantee
No Booking Fees
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
  • 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
Important Information
Departure Point
200 Karetoto Road, Wairakei 3384, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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)
Show More
Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveller rating
  • 223
  • 22
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
Traveller type
Time of year
Popular mentions
PDWEB wrote a review 16 Jan.
Auckland Central, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
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
Read more
Date of experience: January 2021
HEMP030412 wrote a review 10 Jan.
Auckland37 contributions10 helpful votes
Booked for 16 yr old son and friend both boys loved it! Great experience for Teens - highly recommend.
Read more
Date of experience: January 2021
Shannon wrote a review 5 Jan.
Upper Hutt, New Zealand8 contributions
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.
Read more
Sheree S wrote a review 3 Jan.
Tauranga, New Zealand3 contributions
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!!
Read more
Date of experience: December 2020
Pamela C wrote a review 3 Jan.
New Plymouth, New Zealand10 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
Read more
Date of experience: January 2021
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Hukafalls Jet
Adventure ride
Awesome ride! Throughly enjoyed! Would recommend to anyone seeking an adventurous experience in Taupo.
Read more
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
Read more
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
Read more
Worth it!
Went on Saturday with 3 friends - such an experience, accessible for everyone and well worth it. Chopper was great
Read more
Amazing! Best view of Huka falls
Highly recommend it! Absolutely amazing! Breathtaking view of Huka falls, up close and personal would do it again
Read more
Good fun
Pretty fun. Kids claimed to not be enjoying it although the grins on there face said otherwise. Good seeing the huk
Read more
Great fun
Splash coats and life jackets supplied. Friendly staff. Saw Huka Falls close up plus a good hoon up the Waikato riv
Read more
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
Read more
Taupo week
We thought this was great. Be prepared to get wet. Heated handrails were good for winter. Huka falls was soooooo bi
Read more
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.
Read more
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
Read more
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
Read more
Robert R
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
Read more
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
Read more
Hukafalls Jetboat
We went on the jetboat for the first time today & our driver Elliot was totally amazing. His skill at throwing the
Read more
Key Details
  • Huka Falls tracks, Hukafalls Jet
  • Duration: 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:0061 (87) 2285 255

Travellers also viewed

Frequently bought together

Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance
from A$127.87*
Popular: Booked by 7,174 travellers!
Maori Rock Carvings Sailing Tour
from A$37.89*
Popular: Booked by 1,580 travellers!
Tutukau Gorge Jet Boat Ride and The Squeeze
from A$179.01*
Popular: Booked by 140 travellers!
from A$33.15*
Popular: Booked by 1,685 travellers!

Jet Boating

Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo
from A$102.19*
Popular: Booked by 655 travellers!
Taupo Adventure Combo: Jet Boat Ride and Whitewater Rafting
from A$228.29*
Popular: Booked by 247 travellers!
Waikato River Jet Boat Ride
from A$101.35*
Popular: Booked by 114 travellers!
Frequently Asked Questions about Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo