COASTAL PACIFIC UPDATE
Work is continuing at pace on the reinstatement of the Main North Line following November’s Kaikoura earthquake. Parts of the line are open for freight goods and crews are working fast in both directions but higher safety standards and ongoing seismic events mean that passenger services will be delayed longer than freight. Because of this, it is unlikely that the Coastal Pacific will operate this summer season (September 2017-April 2018).
The Coastal Pacific will be back to service as early as possible for the 2018/2019 season and it is hoped the season will be extended if possible. This could mean an earlier start date than September 2018. We will continue to keep you updated as a return to service date becomes clearer. In the meantime we can book coach transportation for you between Picton and Christchurch.
Enjoy thrills, fun and excitement as the Hukafalls Jet takes you on the ride of your life along a stunning river environment, lined with native bush and natural hot springs.
The exhilarating power of the jet boat will get your heart pumping as you zoom past trees and sheer rock cliffs with just centimetres to spare. This is a must-do Taupo experience!
You'll be safe in the hands of expert drivers as the boat travels at an incredible 80 kilometres per hour and executes 360° spins, making this trip an experience you'll never forget. Pass by the Huka Prawn Park, Wairakei Geothermal Power Station and the Aratiatia Dam, and see clouds of steam as the river is joined by thermal streams.
Hukafalls Jet is the only jet boat company permitted to take you right up to the base of the legendary Huka Falls. Enjoy the unique vantage point from water level and marvel at the awe-inspiring majesty of one of New Zealand's most visited natural attractions, before getting up close to the mighty white water.
Your Hukafalls Jet experience includes complimentary return transfers from our Taupo coach stop.