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Address: 200 Karetoto Road | Wairakei Park, Taupo 3377, New Zealand
Phone Number: 6473748572
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Waikato River Jet Boat Ride from Taupo
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Worth the ride, would recommend this boat trip for reasonable value for money, however a little pushy insisting you have your photo taken, only minor but not something that I'm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
1963jules
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth the ride, would recommend this boat trip for reasonable value for money, however a little pushy insisting you have your photo taken, only minor but not something that I'm comfortable with

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Thank 1963jules
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely incredible the skill of the driver is amazing, brilliant for thrill at any age, me I am 78 and I enjoyed it. Yes it is a bit expensive but I am sure you will think worth it.

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Thank Beverley W
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35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was in Taupo for a day, went to I centre, lady recommended the jet boat experience. I'm so glad she did! I was picked up from I centre quickly and taken to the jet boat. All the staff where very friendly and had great personalities, I laughed a lot. Was suited with a life jacket and got on the boat.... More 

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Thank Lucy A
shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Hukafalls Jet, responded to this review

Yes, there are many hat-less people walking about the place after losing their hats on our boats ;-). Thanks heaps for the great review Lucy A - really appreciate the time you took to write it. We live for great reviews so thank you! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great fun, fast thrill ride up the Waikato River. Bust through the cold and pure fresh water river rapids with the wind whistling through your hair. Great photos are taken by the crew and allow you to capture those memories for ever. Really friendly customer service and the drivers are very knowledgeable. Awesome sounding powerboats with comfortable and adequate seating... More 

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Thank Chris H
shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Hukafalls Jet, responded to this review

You are too nice Chris H - thanks for the great review ;-) Glad you had a blast and i hope you took away some great memories (and not too much wet clothing!) More 

Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome fun, not sure about the 2% surcharge. Was charged 2% for the jet boat, then once finished purchased the $20 photo and wasn't charged 2%?? Seems legit

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Thank babydoll13
shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Hukafalls Jet, responded to this review

HI babydoll13 - cheers for the feedback. Supposed to be 2% surcharge on any credit card purchases by there is the occasional glitch ;-) Bonus for you!! More 

Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thrilling, gorgeous scenery. Driver was fantastic, don't know how many times I thought we were going to smash into something to only miss it by cms, so thrilling. Got drenched loved it. The falls were stunning, got right up close, great photo opportunities too.

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Thank donna27111964
shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Hukafalls Jet, responded to this review

Hope you had your camera on donna27111964 - those falls are mighty! Never hurts to have a few spare clothes stashed in the car either ;-) Thanks so much for writing the review. More 

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hukafalls Jet is one of the attractions in Taupo. It is a 30 minutes Jet boat ride on Waikato River, the longest river in New Zealand. Before you step onto the boat, you put on the waterproof overall & life jacket for safety! They will take pictures of you and some group pictures when everyone is in the boat while... More 

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Thank Jacob C
shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Hukafalls Jet, responded to this review

Hi Jacob C - thanks for the awesome review! Sounds like you had a sweet as time. Such an awesome review that I'm wondering about the rating of 4 - can we do anything better?? Email us at info@hukafallsjet.com is you want to let us know anything ;-) Thank you! More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we visit taupo we like to do something our daughter has never done before and this was it this time. Beautiful flat day on the river with stunning views and very informative driver.

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Thank Kim S
shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Hukafalls Jet, responded to this review

Awesome - thanks for choosing us this time, and thanks for the review - hope your daughter had a blast! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun. Jeremy the gardner is terrific and equal opportunity tease. Get ready for a little bit of wet and a lot of fun. 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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Thank BTJVino
shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Hukafalls Jet, responded to this review

Wow - loving the thumbs-ups. Jeremy lives for customer reviews so thanks heaps for taking the time to review BTJVino. Jeremy is a pretty average gardener to be honest (not sure if he can tell the weeds from the flowers!!) but he's a mean as jet boat driver ;-) More 

Surrey, England
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the whole family on the jet (need to be 1m high min). Kids loved the speed and the variety of tricks and turns. We squealed our way through the 30 minute ride. We will be back!!

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Thank freq_flyer1001
shelley_burnett, Guest Relations Manager at Hukafalls Jet, responded to this review

Yay! Can't wait to see you guys again. Thanks for the great review freq_flyer1001 - come back soon!!!!! More 

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