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Hukafalls Jet

#5 of 42 Tours in Taupo
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Address: 200 Karetoto Road | Wairakei Park, Taupo 3384, New Zealand
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
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The half hour of thrills, fun and excitement takes you along a beautiful...

The half hour of thrills, fun and excitement takes you along a beautiful river environment, lined with native bush, sheer rock cliff face and natural hot springs.Combine 360° spins and passing nature by incredibly close at disorientating speeds for an amazing must-do visitor experience, before even reaching the awe inspiring majesty that is the Huka Falls. From the unique vantage point on the boat you have the best water level view of Huka Falls – New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction. Hukafalls Jet is the only jet boat company operating in this stretch of the Waikato River.Closest jet boat operator to Lake Taupo and FREE transfers provided on request.

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USD 80.89*
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Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo
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USD 157.47*
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Taupo Adventure Combo: Jet Boat Ride and Whitewater Rafting

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Family river outing

We have lived in Taupo for ages now and this was the first time we have seen the beautiful Waikato river and Huka Falls from this perspective. I really enjoyed the ride, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Tony P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have lived in Taupo for ages now and this was the first time we have seen the beautiful Waikato river and Huka Falls from this perspective. I really enjoyed the ride, the river is stunning and the boat driver was very good. I've been on all 3 jet boat trips in Taupo now. Huka jet and rapids jet are... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After touring New Zealand for three weeks, we found that there are a LOT of jetboat attractions throughout the country. Huka Falls is one such attraction. While the jetboat ride is fun, and you get close to the base of the falls, we found that we actually had a better experience when we walked along the free trails at the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fast paced but with a few breaks for commentary along the way. You get a really nice view of the bottom of the Huka Falls. Beautiful!

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most exciting 30 minute rides we have ever experienced! Our driver was extremely skillful and was able to safely maneuver around the trees and birds in the river driving within millimeters of the bank at 85 km per hour. Huka Falls is beautiful and the boat goes right to the bottom of it. Highly recommended if you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this activity, our driver Trent was really friendly and informative, plus a great pilot! Was really impressive to be at the bottom of the falls.....

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not enthused about this, but my husband made me do it. It is an expensive 30 minutes, but so fun. We had seats in the front and the boat gets really close to the falls. I loved it. These boats handle very well. Would have liked to have tried the one at Shotover river on the South Island.... More 

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Am 52 years old have have wanted to do an NZ jet boat ride for a long time. Huka falls jet was great. I think good value, driver very good at his job and the patter. Got very close but safe to the falls, never felt as risky just thrilling. Lost track of the 360's we did. Well run, surprised... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bit of a late review but had a fun and exciting time on the jet boat, Jeremy our driver was funny and awesome, the waterfall was amazing, would do this again in a heartbeat...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time on the HUKA falls jet - very exciting - beautiful views of the waterfall (we got very close) as well as brilliant 360° turns (we got very wet ). Highly recommend this it's a fantastic trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an exciting, spin-filled jet boat ride. It's a half hour ride, but you go super fast and do lots of near-miss swerves and 360 spins. The falls were beautiful and we took a few spins in front of them as well. Our heads got really wet, which was fine since the weather was warm and sunny.

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