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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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family getaway

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... read more

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

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 

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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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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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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