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Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo

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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    200 Karetoto Rd, Wairakei 3377, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Free transfers are available from selected Taupo accommodation if you don't have your own transport. Please list your accommodation upon booking and we will advise if pick up is available or of a meeting location.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 30-minute jet boat ride on the Waikato River
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • New Zealand's Goods and Services Tax (GST)
    • Food and drinks
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Warm clothing including jackets, hats and gloves is recommended in cooler winter months.
    • Life jackets are provided and must be worn
    • The boat has heated handrails and spray jackets are provided in cooler months.
    • Cameras are welcome but carried at passengers own risk. Video cameras are not permitted for safety reasons.
    • All children must be at least 3 feet (1 meter) tall to participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    What a thrilling experience in a beautiful part of the world! We took our 5 year old on board, and he enjoyed it (whilst holding on tightly!). Our driver was fantastic, and really made sure our boy was ok throughout the trip. A must do!
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    As someone who is not personally a thrill seeker, this experience was amazing, exhilarating and well worth the money. Me and my partner thoroughly enjoyed it. You get the chance to get up close to the falls and take pictures which is a bonus.
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    This jet ride is worth every cent, and the guide was funny and informative. Was such an adrenaline rush and I really enjoyed it. I was nervous before hand but once we were in the boat it was just so much fun! If you're worried about getting too wet, make sure you borrow a spray
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    Response from Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo
    Responded 1 week ago
    Kia ora Jordann F, Cheers for the review! A spray jacket is such a good idea, just saves you from having cold clothes and enjoying the splashes. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Amelia
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    Arrived to do 10am Ride but was not available so booked 11.30am. They would call if another time came available so went into Lake Taupo to look around. Back at 11am onto ride and worth the wait. Fantastic thrills, informative driver and great views. Up close to falls. In Taupo
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    Response from Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo
    Responded 1 week ago
    Kia ora I5246LMstephenw, Thank you for the 5 star review. So pleased that the wait didn't deter you from experiencing such an awesome ride. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Safe travels, Amelia
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    My partner and I absolutely loved it! Great staff, very friendly and informative. Our driver was Elliot who is the man! He was funny and made sure we had the best time we could have while in his care on the boat. Will definitely recommend it without a doubt!
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    Response from Amelia H, Marketing Coordinator at Hukafalls Jet Boat Ride from Taupo
    Responded 1 week ago
    Kia ora Troy T, Thank you so much for the solid recommendation! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in the region. Ngā mihi, Amelia
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