Water activity

Hukafalls: 30-Minute Jet Boat Experience

4.9 / 5

94 reviews

Activity provider: Hukafalls Jet
Water activity

Hukafalls: 30-Minute Jet Boat Experience

Activity provider: Hukafalls Jet
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From US$ 80.26 per person

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Get up close and personal to the majestic power of the magnificent Huka Falls on a 30-minute jet boat experience. Zoom past rock cliffs and be thrilled by 360° spins. Admire spectacular views of the beautiful Waikato river environment.

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Duration 30 minutes
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy the best water-level viewing of the majestic Huka Falls
  • Zoom past sheer rock cliffs down river to play in the white water of Huka Falls
  • Cruise into a thermal hot water stream and feel the spray of the warm water
  • Learn about hydro power as you pass a Geothermal Power Station
  • Admire beautiful Waikato scenery and look out for native bird life
Full description
Your thrilling adventure will take you along the beautiful Waikato river environment, lined with native bush, sheer rock cliff faces, and natural hot springs. Enjoy the best water-level view of Huka Falls from the unique vantage point on the jet boat. The manoeuvrability of the Hukafalls jet boat is legendary. Be in awe at the speed and precision in which you torpedo gracefully down the river to play in the tail of the mighty whitewater of the Huka Falls. Pass by clouds of steam rising where a hot stream joins the river. See the Huka Prawn Park, the Wairakei Geo-Thermal Power Station, and the Aratiatia Dam. Zoom past sheer rock cliffs with just centimeters to spare, exhilarated and secure in the knowledge that your driver is an expert.
  • 30-minute jet boat experience
  • Guide
  • Life jacket
  • Optional spray jackets
  • Heated handrails
  • Courtesy shuttle from Taupo (if option selected)
  • Photo and video package (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People under 3 ft 3 in (100 cm)

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Meeting point

200 Karetoto Road, Wairakei Tourist Park, Lake Taupo, Wairakei 3377, New Zealand

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • Complimentary shuttle from Taupo accommodation can be arranged on request, select this option when booking
  • On-site facilities include parking, retail, toilets, bag storage (no bags permitted on board) and viewing area
  • Children must be at least 1-meter tall
  • All trips are subject to favorable weather conditions; the date and time of your trip may be different to the one requested; the local operator will confirm your exact tour details by email after booking
  • Life jackets are mandatory and are supplied, optional spray jackets are available
  • Dress warmly in winter: warm clothes, eyewear, jackets, hat, and gloves (although the handrails on the jetboats are heated) are strongly recommended
  • Cameras can be carried at your own risk and GoPro's must be chest or head mounted
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 94 reviews

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The ride was breathtaking. The driver was very nice and he made us do a lot of 360 degrees. We also got very close to the hukka falls, it was fun and exciting to see them so close. You must try this activity at least once in your life. We liked it enough to go back a second time.

February 11, 2023

More intense than I though - was kind of nauseous afterwards - but still a great time. The falls are genuinely incredible!

March 12, 2023

Scott was excellent. Made the experience worth while.very informative of the location and surroundings.great experience and would definitely recommend this to family and friends.

March 9, 2023

Product ID: 196766