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Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo

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    What to Expect
    Get ready to experience the ride of your life during a Waikato River jet-boat 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 30 minutes of jet-boating excitement, complete with 360-degree spins past cliff faces and native forest. Your white-water adventure ends with hotel drop-off in Taupo.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    200 Karetoto Rd, Wairakei 3377, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Free transfers are available from selected Taupo accommodation if you don't have your own transport. Please list your accommodation upon booking and we will advise if pick up is available or of a meeting location.
    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)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Make sure you do this when in Taupo. Worth every cent and the local guides information helped us in other activities.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Jindyfun
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Had a fantastic experience with 360 degree spins on the Hukafalls jet adventure.....but.....if you purchase their DVD or USB of your outing it only features 3 minutes of your outing and none of the actual falls can be seen. A very big waste of money?...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Valerie G
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Had an amazing experience with these people. Our driver, Elliot, made sure we had fun, got wet h informed us of the history/use of the river. I have never been so fast when just millimetres away from cliffs, trees or logs. Great fun.

    Thank rockysinnz
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Elliot was such a great driver! Thrilling and risk-taking as well as safe at the same time. So much fun! So accommodating taking photos and re-positioning the boat so it’d be a good photo with Huka falls in the background. Best way to see Huka...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Travvygirl
    Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

    Went during winter and it was amazing the falls are beautiful and our jet boat driver was awesome! Word of warning though if you go during winter wear something to cover your face because it is freezing!!!!!!

    Thank PJDEEJAY
    Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Hukafalls Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2019

    Kia ora PJDEEJAY, Thank you for the high star rating and advice for future costumers. It is great to hear about your experience with us. Ngā mihi

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    24 June 2018|
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    Response from 186davep | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry, I can't help. We were customers and drove to the Jet Boats. Really great fun!
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