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Hukafalls Jet

#5 of 40 Tours in Taupo
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Address: 200 Karetoto Road | Wairakei Park, Taupo 3384, 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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$85*
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Waikato River Jet Boat Ride from Taupo
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$155*
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Taupo Adventure Combo: Jet Boat Ride, Helicopter Flight, Scenic Cruise and...

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Had done the huka falls walk before but never the Jets. We decided to book last minute. We got picked up from the I site by a friendly lady who drive us straight to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had done the huka falls walk before but never the Jets. We decided to book last minute. We got picked up from the I site by a friendly lady who drive us straight to the location. We were able to leave out bags securely behind the counter. The caprain of jet boat was entertaining and knowledgeable about the dam and... More 

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Thank Daniel F
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved this jet boat... not my first time, but this was thrilling and seeing the falls up close is AMAZING. A great experience and our driver was funny, and very pleasant, energetic and fun without comprising safety. Would definitely do this again.

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Thank Whereintheworldru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thought this was a short 15 minute ride but found out it was actually 30 minutes full of fun and action. We really enjoyed the experience and believe the money was worth it and spent well! If you like thrill and a bit of adrenaline rush deffinetly visit this place. The driver too was amazing and very funny.

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Thank priyaa1991
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I experience a round of Hukkafalls jet recently. It was certainly a thrilling 30+ minutes ride. We even pass thru very near to the Hukka falls which was awesome. The flip was exhilarating. Truly enjoyable.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this ride. The driver was hilarious and enjoyed thrilling us. We screamed and laughed the whole way, just as we thought it was about to finish he put on the throttle and we were off again. They positioned each person in the boat well to balance it without being disrespectful and the safety clothing they give you fits... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We debated doing this as it is a short 30 minute ride. But it was completely worth it. SO much fun packed into 30 minutes. And the view of the falls was incredible.

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Thank krisn2boys
Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is great fun even for us oldies. If you dont mind getting a bit of water on your face this is the ride for you. Great view under Huka Falls

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Thank Sandy W
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am definitely an adrenalin junkie and this boat ride is definitely equal to jumping off a bridge. Mike was the best driver/tour guide. He made the ride even better!

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Loved this, getting up close to the falls was awesome, lots of speed and spins, fully recommend this experience

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Thank 05jojo
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

It was a wet, winters day when we took a ride but that didn't matter , still heaps of fun and the heated hand rails were a bonus. Good fun, and great to get up close to the huka falls.

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