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Huka Falls River Cruise

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Address: Aratiatia Dam Carpark, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0800 278 336
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Lots of water

The river cruise is certainly a better way to see the falls than standing on the lookout looking down. Plus you get a look at the river system and power station on the way up.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Beaudesert, Australia
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Beaudesert, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The river cruise is certainly a better way to see the falls than standing on the lookout looking down. Plus you get a look at the river system and power station on the way up.

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Street, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Very enjoyable couple of hours cruising up the river from Aratiatia Dam to Huka Falls, Dave the guide was interesting and informative, he told us lots about the area and took us very close to the a Falls, great photo opportunities. We went on the 12.30 cruise but got there about 11.45 to give us time to see the Aratiatia... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The river cruise was very leisurely and a great way to see the falls and also be able to take photos of them. Driver was good - some of the commentary was a little odd, but he gave us a great shot at getting some awesome photos.

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Hamilton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Having decided that $35 per adult was not worth it on the big lake for a two hour cruise out to see Maori Carvings from the 1980s, we decided to spend the same on a 75-minute cruise from Aratiatia Dam up to Huka Falls. The boat is modern and comfortable with seats for 48 inside and out and a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We took this boat to Hukka falls and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had pre-booked it through our motel and would reccomend it. A very informative and interesting boat trip up the river followed by a spectacular view at the falls. Overall, a very enjoyable experience.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

What an amazing cruise...the captain was clear..entertaining and knowledgeable. Thought he was awesome with all the passengers and even let the kids steer the boat. This was more affordable vs jet boats and also a way for the kids to learn.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

What an amazing trip! Ideal for families or those who don't like the idea of the jetboats! Dave is a fantastic guy who is a wealth of knowledge. Fantastic views from the bottom of huka falls. A great experience and fantastic value for money.

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Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments. Its always great to get customer feedback. Our cruise is suitable for all and with the inside seating and calm river conditions even the cold winter days are great. Thanks again Dave K More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Our family decided to take the cruise (up to 3 different boats that do this trip) because it suited our budget (family pass $89). We had a blast on this cruise. We took 2 teenage boys and our youngest daughter who was 26 months old - so I was a bit weary that she'd last the 1 hour and 30... More 

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Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks fo the comment. It is great to get family feedback as we try to make our cruise suitable for everyone. Hope to see you back in Taupo. Thanks again Dave K More 

Suva, Fiji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This river trip exceeded expectation. Cruise with only 4 people on board but tour guide/ driver had good local knowledge of the area and its people. First visit to this beautiful country with great scenery and breathtaking views. Must do if you're in the Taupo area. Informative, fun and awesome.

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Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments. Its always great to get customer feedback. Our cruise is suitable for all and with the inside seating and calm river conditions even the cold winter days are great. Thanks again Dave K More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I was part of a large group and we had the boat to ourselves. Dave our captain gave a most informative commentary most of the journey which made the river cruise up and back to the falls really interesting. We were served a hot drink on the way up and one of our group served cookies. The approach and view... More 

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Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks for the comment. Really pleased you enjoyed the trip. Dave K More 

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