What to Expect

On the Day - What to Bring - Winter Jet Boating

An experience you will never forget!

The exhilarating power of the Hukafalls Jet is an experience you will never forget. You’ll marvel at the incredible water-level views of the spectacular Huka Falls as you slide past cliffs and trees at an incredible 80km an hour in one of our state of the art jet boats. Then get ready for our trademark 360 degree spin as the boat turns on its own length, leaving you with a beaming smile and a heart pumping with adrenaline.

The manoeuvrability of the Hukafalls Jet boat is legendary, you’ll awe at the speed and precision in which you torpedo gracefully down the river to play in the tail of the mighty white water of the Huka Falls. You will pass by clouds of steam rising where a hot stream joins the river, you will see the Huka Prawn Park, the Wairakei Geo-Thermal Power Station and the Aratiatia Dam. You will zoom past sheer rock cliffs with just centimeters to spare, exhilarated and secure in the knowledge that your driver is an expert and that you’re enjoying the most thrilling ride of your life.

On the day:

  • Check in at Hukafalls Jet no later than 15mins prior to scheduled departure time, we don't want you to miss your jet boat trip!
  • Hukafalls Jet will provide life jackets. These are mandatory.
  • Hukafalls Jet is a weather dependent activity and we have the right to cancel any trip as a result of weather conditions; a full refund will be given in such circumstances.

What to bring:

  • Hands free cameras are permitted on board and should be body mounted in a way which allows you to hold on with two hands at all times. Non hands free cameras are also permitted, however are only usable when the boat is stationary. Any camera brought on board is at your own risk.
  • Bags are not permitted on the boat for safety reasons.
  • Raincoats are not provided - bring one with you as you will likely get a little wet.
  • Coming in Winter? Remember to bring a hat gloves, jacket and warm clothing. Handrails are heated for your comfort  
  • Coming in Summer? It is recommended to bring sunglasses and sunblock.

Yes, it does get a bit chilly in Taupo in winter, but it's still a great time to come jet boating with Hukafalls Jet!  We operate every day of the year (except Christmas Day) and a little cold weather won't keep our drivers out of our fantastic boats.  The only thing that stops us is heavy rain (makes it hard for the drivers to see where they're going, and plus at 80km/hr, rain on your face hurts) but the good thing is, it hardly rains here in Taupo!!  Even if it does rain on the day you visit, chances are,  it won't last all day so you should be able to get you out on a ride.  We do recommend that you come prepared in winter, with a woolly hat, sunglasses, and warm jacket.  Also, don't forget your small digital camera for that must have snap of the Huka Falls from below.  Video cameras are not permitted.

Please note:

  • Children must be one metre tall in order to ride Hukafalls Jet.
  • If for any reason, medical or otherwise, you are unable to get into and out of the jet boat without assistance, you are required to have two support people who are able to get you in and out and they must also be booked on your trip. If you have any specific medical conditions including breaks and fractures, or if you suffer from back or neck problems please advise us at the time of booking so we can assess and advise your suitability to travel. 
  • Unfortunately if you are pregnant we do not recommend that you ride on the jet boat.
  • We don’t have a weight limit but you must be able to fit into one of our life jackets to ride. We do have larger sizes available. If you are unable to get into and out of the jet boat without assistance, you are required to have two support people who are able to get you in and out and they must also be booked on your trip.

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