Huka Falls Jet

Huka Falls Jet Boat Tour

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  • 30 Minute Jet Boat Ride on Waikato River
  • One of New Zealand's must-do experiences
  • Huka Prawn Park
  • The Wairakei Geo-Thermal Power Station
  • The Aratiatia Dam
  • Mix of scenery and high-speed fun!
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Experience the mighty power of the Waikato River at Taupo’s most visited natural attraction, Huka Falls. Pumping a whopping 220,000 litres per second, Huka Falls is an impressive sight made even more so by getting right up to its thundering base while on the Huka Jet experience! Feel the thrust as a massive 520 horse powered twin jet engine takes you down the winding Waikato River, whizzing by the skin of your teeth, past cliffs and under low-hanging native bush!

This 30 minute Taupo jet boating adventure combines thrilling 360 degree spins, slides and fishtails at breakneck speeds of up to 80km per hour. Experience the scenic Waikato River and enjoy the entertaining commentary by your expert driver who will take you on a jet boat thrill ride like no other!

Huka Falls Jet is renowned as one of the best jet boat rides in New Zealand an experience that is not to be missed when visiting Taupo!


  • Current pricing valid until 30th September 2024


  • 30 minute jet boat ride on Waikato River
  • Life jackets - these are mandatory


  • An experience you will never forget
  • Incredible water-level views of the spectacular Huka Falls
  • Slide past cliffs and trees at an incredible 80kph
  • Trademark 360 degree spin as the boat turns on its own length
  • Huka Prawn Park
  • The Wairakei Geo-Thermal Power Station
  • The Aratiatia Dam
  • Knowledgable / Expert driver!


  • 9am to 5pm year round

  • Trips depart around every 30 minutes subject to availability. Located just 10 minutes from Taupo in the Wairakei Tourist Park and right off the main highways from Auckland and Rotorua

What To Bring

  • Still cameras in cases are welcome on board but at your own risk. Video cameras are not permitted
  • Coming in Summer? It is recommended to bring sunglasses and sunblock
  • Coming in Winter? Remember to bring a hat, gloves, jacket and warm clothing. Handrails are heated for your comfort

Additional Information

  • Bags are not permitted on the boat for safety reasons
  • Hukafalls Jet operates 364 days of the year (excludes Christmas Day), weather permitting
  • Hukafalls Jet will provide life jackets. These are mandatory
  • Children must be one metre tall in order to ride Hukafalls Jet

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • Prices are seasonal and are constantly changing. The from price displayed may not always be the price you are going to pay, as once you click on your specified date, the price will change to reflect the price for that date/season. Please note that in some cases where you cannot click on a date to obtain the price, please call us so we can assist you
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