Strictly speaking, we simply did the riding – not the driving – but I can assure you – it was WILD (erm, thanks – *I think* – to Jeremy, our guide).
I didn’t really comprehend the adrenalin rush that the Huka Falls Jet Boat would give me, until I tried to stand up straight – after half an hour of being swung in an uncountable number of 360 degree spins and sudden thrusts, from left to right (& every which way between).
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOOTAGE AND YOU’LL SEE WHAT MY WORDS CANNOT SAY…!!!!
The river Waikato is stunning and a paddle down the gentler parts, in a scenic boat trip or kayak, would be beautiful – but this ride – let’s just say – it’s ‘beauty on speed’!
If you like a shot of adrenaline and want to see the Huka Falls ‘wild side’ then this is the best way to do it (though I did witness some ‘cray cray’ kayakers going down the falls once – and held my breath when one nearly didn’t make it!).
VIDEO EVIDENCE HERE….
There are amazing mountain bike paths running parallel to the river and opportunities to white-water raft on parts of it – with different options to suit all ages.
It really is spectacular, and so much so, that parts of one of the Hobbit movies were filmed on the river!
We were all glad of a warm meal and a hug with, the one an only, Shawn the Shrimp afterwards at the Huka Prawn Park Restaurant!
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