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

Waikato River Jet Boat Ride from Taupo

Spin and speed your way to Huka Falls during a thrilling 30-minute jet-boat ride on the Waikato River. Hold on tight as you zip over the crystal-clear waters past rugged cliffs and native bush on New Zealand's longest river. Feel the power of the thundering waterfall up close as it blasts into the turbulent pool. Round-trip transport is included from hotels in 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

Get ready to experience the ride of your life during a Waikato River jet-boat ride. After pickup from your Taupo hotel, it’s a quick drive to the shores of New Zealand's longest river, which drains Lake Taupo. 

Your adrenaline-pumping adventure takes you to the mighty Huka Falls, considered the country’s most visited and photographed natural attraction. Get a dramatic front-row view of the 36-foot-high (11-meter) waterfalls as they thunder through the ravine with incredible force.

Listen to entertaining and informative commentary during 30 minutes of jet-boating excitement, complete with 360-degree spins past cliff faces and native forest. Your white-water adventure ends with hotel drop-off in Taupo.

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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