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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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Awesome river trip

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... read more

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

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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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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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you have people in your party who wouldn't like the Huka Jet, this is an ideal way to spend several hours pottering up the river from the Aratiatia Dam to the Huka Falls. You get to hear about and see the wildlife without scaring it - we went right up to a swan on its nest and saw trout... More 

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Emerald
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Cruised the river rather than go on the lake that was blowing 50 knots! The guy who ran it was very informative new his stuff! Was worth the money. Highly recommend must see in Taupo!

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Adelaide, Australia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Great little cruise from the Aratiatia Dam to the base of Huka Falls. Guide was very knowledgable and friendly. Saw trout swimming in the shallows, a geothermal power station, and a nesting black swan on the cruise to the falls. The view at the base is well worth the trip and the driver circles a number of times to allow... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I've been on the Huka Jet a couple of times which is a great ride, but because the price is increasing I decided this time to take a nice quiet cruise instead. And it was, I got to see so much more and learn heaps about the area we were in. When we got to the falls, OMG it took... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great experience, our host (captain, driver) had a wealth of local knowledge and got up close to the falls. Great scenery along the river

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The scenery on the river was beautiful and our tour guide was full of interesting information and had a good sense of humour too. We were able to take some amazing photos as he positioned the boat very close to the falls and went round in a circle several times so everyone could see well. Before and after the cruise,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

On a recent visit to Taupo with my grandparents I took them on this cruise so they could see the falls. Due to mobility issues this cruise enabled them to see the falls up close. It was well worth the money and the cruise operator took a lot of time getting the boat into position for photos when we reached... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Dave the tour guide was great. Full of knowledge and a great sense of humor. The scenery was spectacular especially the falls itself with plenty of chances for pictures at a very affordable price. If you haven't been, make sure you do!

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Address: Address: Aratiatia Dam Carpark, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0800 278 336
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo

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