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Taupo offers plenty of relaxing ways to take to the water, such
as on the steamboat Ernest Kemp,
but for a much wilder time head down to the Huka
Falls for a spin on the Huka Jet.
Huka Jet Experience is 30 minutes of exhilaration as you zip along
the Waikato River at an incredible 80kmh.
the powerful Chevrolet V8 jet boats you speed past cliff edges and
trees, hurtle across the waters and - upon a twirling hand motion
from the driver - you suddenly spin 360 degrees as the boat turns
within its own length sending spray and wash up around you.
the pictures I have seen have made the spins look exciting - and
a little worrying - but on board you don't have any qualms at all.
is just great fun.
the Huka Jet you’ll travel to the base of the Huka Falls and watch
from water level as the icy blue torrents rush through the gap at
an amazing 220,000 litres per second. The power of nature rarely
is more apparent.
your journey you'll pass by the Wairakei Thermal Power Station -
which uses underground geothermal activity to produce hot steamy
water - the fascinating Prawn Farm
and the Aratiatia Dam.
your wet-weather and safety vests are provided for your trip and
you can get photos and videos taken of your experience.
must be at least 1 metre tall in order to ride the Huka Jet.
Huka Jet operates every day of the year, except Christmas Day, and
there are summer and winter hours of operation.
Season (October - April) 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m (hours extending to
5:30pm over peak months December/January)
Season (May - September) 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
depart around every 30 minutes depending on demand.
cameras in cases are welcome on board but at your own risk. Video
cameras are not permitted.
are not permitted on the boat for safety reasons.
Huka Jet's crew recommends that in summer you bring sunglasses and
sunblock and in winter take along a hat, gloves, jacket and warm
believe me in the colder weather you need all of those because it
can get dashed cold.