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  • Location:Taupo, New Zealand
  • Duration:30 minutes

Waikato River Jet Boat Ride from Taupo

Hold on tight during an exciting 30-minute jet-boat ride on the Waikato River! Spinning and speeding your way to Huka Falls, New Zealand’s most spectacular falls, see the country’s beauty rapidly unfold as you zip past rugged cliffs and native bush. Round-trip transport is included from hotels in Taupo, approximately 50 miles (80 km) south of Rotorua on the shore of Lake Taupo.


  • 30-minute jet-boat ride on the Waikato River
  • Experience an awesome thrill ride with trick turns and power brakes
  • Enjoy amazing scenery along the river, including spectacular Huka Falls
  • Departures every hour
  • Pickup and drop-off from selected Taupo hotels

What You Can Expect

Waikato River Jet Boat Ride from Taupo

Jet-boating on the Waikato River

After pickup from your Taupo hotel, get ready to experience the ride of your life! Your professional and friendly driver will take you to board a jet-boat for your 30-minute, adrenaline-pumping adventure on the Waikato River, complete with power braking and 360-degree spins.

Speeding past cliff faces and native forest, your whitewater adventure by jet boat takes you to the mighty Huka Falls for a front-row view of New Zealand’s most dramatic falls as they thunder into the river.

Listen to entertaining and informative commentary while you enjoy 30 minutes of jet-boating fun!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The guide was terrific and made the trip exciting. He even gave me two free photos after we were done.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Just plain awesome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Terrific ride , good commentry and driver Jeramy first class

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

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Tour code: 3064TAO_HUKA


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