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Address: 200 Karetoto Road | Wairakei Park, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
Phone Number: 6473748572
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Description: 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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Waikato River Jet Boat Ride from Taupo

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Best Jet Boat ride ever!!

Not only is this the best experience and fun to be had on the Huka river it is a fantastic way to learn about the area and the falls and get an adrenaline rush all at the same... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Wantirna, Australia
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Wantirna, Australia
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Not only is this the best experience and fun to be had on the Huka river it is a fantastic way to learn about the area and the falls and get an adrenaline rush all at the same time. The drivers are incredible with speeds up to 80km on barely any water in some instances and 360 degree spins is... More 

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The team are super helpful and a good laugh. Our jet driver was very kiwi, down to earth and a good laugh. Wasn't a bad driver of the jet boat either. We went right up to the Huka Falls, The 360 spins were hilarious. Our kids who are 7 and 11 came with us on the boat and had an... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great value for money, I thought it was over priced but we got off with big smiles and a great memory. We had a blast learnt a lot about the area and the best part was sitting up front! 10 out of 10.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great trip on the jet boat, Jeremy the guide was brilliant and our girls aged 8 and 11 loved it and wanted bother go, she,e we didn't book the immediate repeat! Would definitely recommend for family and adults travelling without kids

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Loved it!! Jeremy the driver was soooo funny and made the trip so funny. There was enough exciting spins and scare tactics to make it worth the $$$.

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Midlothian, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This isn't the most economical way to see Huka Falls, but it is a super-fun way to see them from the bottom. Jeremy, our driver, was entertaining and informative. It was a real thrill ride. They provide big jackets, however, the jackets don't have hoods, and you will get a little wet. Regardless of the season, bring your sunglasses or... More 

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Minneapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you're on a limited budget, don't do this. It's expensive and short, and you don't see anything you can't see for free. However, if you're all in (financially), this is a one and done type thing. It's adventurous and interesting. It was a little annoying to be asked to purchase photos at the end. For the price we paid... More 

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Lahti, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

That's what i call driving a boat. Great experience with great driver. I totally recommend this for everyone who loves speed and beautiful sights.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The whole experience at Huka Jet was very good. Excellent trip up the river offering wonderful views of the Huka Falls.

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Vientiane, Laos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I'll admit, I had low expectations of a rip-off tourist activity but we thoroughly enjoyed it! You get a different aspect of the Huka falls and a fun ride up and down the river past a power station and beautiful scenery, dodging ducks and swans on the way. Tips: If you want a real thrill get the front seats or... More 

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