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“Real fun”
Review of Hukafalls Jet

Hukafalls Jet
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$96.31*
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Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo
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$163.50*
and up
Taupo Adventure Combo: Jet Boat Ride and Whitewater Rafting
Ranked #5 of 48 Tours in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This half hour of thrills, fun and excitement takes you along a beautiful river environment, lined with native bush, sheer rock cliff face and hot water streams. Hold on tight as you'll be travelling in one of our state of the art jet boats at an incredible 80km an hour! Along the way our trademark 360 degree spins will leave you with a beaming smile and a heart pumping with adrenaline. And that's even before reaching the spectacular Huka Falls! From your unique vantage point on the jet boat you will 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 on this stretch of the Waikato River and offers one of the best jet boat rides in New Zealand. Operating on this stretch of the river since 1990, Hukafalls Jet has an outstanding record of professionalism and safety. Closest jet boat operator to Lake Taupo and FREE transfers provided on request.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Bloody awesome.its a must do.the rush and speed with the great view of the surroundings was an experience iv never had before.the driver dave was funny n kept us safe and comfortable.even no I was that close to the trees and the cliffs I could have touched them was a rush itself.

Thank Tama R
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

great 30 mins of fun, heaps of 360 deg spins.Well worth the money got some good pix and the driver was very entertaining.

Thank Kyle S
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Very clear water and lovely surroundings when you head away from the thermal site bit.

Super fast and thirsty boat so we were told but that did not stop our driver giving us the ride our lives on this trip. Have been on many jet boats over the last 10 years or so and I have never been spun so many times - think it was around 12 times in 30 mins! Just loved it, we all got very wet (particularly our friends in the front seat) and it was great fun!!

Our driver did the usual ...hugging the side of the river and then pulling away at the last minute. He was a very capable driver and very funny (Jezza) - thanks for a great ride!.

I would have liked to see a little more respect to the wildlife though seriously...as they can get sucked up into the engines...

We got up close and personal with the falls too which was good to see that close up and to experience - though they were only at one third full according to Jezza. Must be amazing to see them in full flow!

Bit of a hard sell when we got back re the photos/videos which I didn't like. Go and do this, has to be one of the must do's in Taupo!

Book on line and look out for the 'double trouble' option if you are two or more to SAVE $$$!!

1  Thank Minkamonka
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Wow! What a wonderful experience, full of exciting turns, close shaves with Cabbage trees and other objects. Slowing as we approach Ducks and other water birds, who move aside with ease, dive under the water or simply fly. With the ultimate experience of seeing Huka falls thundering through the rock cutting towards us. Thanks to Jeremy for his part in making this an experience not to be missed.

1  Thank hauraki47
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Sorry, they try hard but that's not always enough. Bad shop service, bored drivers, flat water jet boat ride that spins, can't quite make exciting. I can't recommend but there's the other jet boat that actually has rapids to work with, try there first. Wish I'd waited till Queens Town.

Thank Mary H
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