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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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Great fun for the family

This cruise was great fun and took us right up to the Huka Falls. The guide was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained the whole way. The highlight for my boys was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This cruise was great fun and took us right up to the Huka Falls. The guide was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained the whole way. The highlight for my boys was the opportunity to steer the boat as well. Great fun for us all

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Flinders Island, Australia
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What's not to like about this cruise? Dave greeted us from his little booking office van and Simon drove the boat and gave a terrific commentary along the way. This was an amazing morning made ever so much more enjoyable by the specky scenery and the falls are to die for. Simon even stopped the boat so a man could... More 

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Thank larnie1950
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Huka Falls River Cruise is the perfect activity to do after watching the Aratiatia dam gates open at 10am. The cruise is perfect for young and old and there is plenty of seating inside and out. Access is ok for those with minor mobility issues. The boat driver was extremely informative and friendly and even stopped the boat so... More 

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Thank Pukekofamily
Qld
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the hour and a half 10.30am river cruise with Simon. He gave an excellent commentary down to the Huka Falls and back. We were able to take fantastic photos of the falls and it was a wonderful experience. Complimentary tea and coffee was included.

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Thank Rhonda D
Binfield, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the boat trip down river to the Falls, the tour guide was fun, interesting and very well versed in all aspects of the river and its environment. He got the boat in very close to the Falls which were amazing and went round at least 3 times so we could get photos and video footage of this incredible... More 

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Thank ascotsparky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has got to be the best experience of Taupo! A 45 minute cruise down the river to the base of the Huka Falls with the most talented and friendly tour guide! He even let my 8 year old drive the boat. Simple unbeatable family fun.

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Thank Kirsty-funshine
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you for this wonderful Cruise...nothing more then fantastic .The photos say it all...very relaxing ride and then it was out is this world.

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Thank SonaArnold
Inverness, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely ride down to falls, informative captain. Went right up to base of fall allowing time to get great photos.

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Thank Byre-quilter
Gisborne - New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fabulous cruise up the waikato River to Huka falls. Interesting, well narrated and really up close and personal at the base of the falls. We thought excellent value for money too.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely a must do for the family. Although it is a bit slow, but the captain more than makes up for it with his great sense of humor and knowledge of the area. He would tell funny stories and give us a bit of history lesson along the way which made the cruise all the more interesting. On... More 

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