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Address: Aratiatia Dam Carpark, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0800 278 336
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Great cruise to Huka Falls

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Las Palmas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Dave was a very knowledgeable skipper and kept us informed about flora and fauna that we saw along the way. The boat is just the right size, so that there is plenty of room, and he got us close to the falls and turned the boat until everybody had taken the photos they wanted.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Came across this river cruise on our drive from Rotorua to Taupo. We had stopped to see the water release at Aratiatia Rapids and saw the cruise advertised on a sandwich board. It was just a matter of ringing and booking a spot on the next cruise.........45 min wait from same spot. The skipper (Dave) was fabulous and a wealth... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This trip was fantastic. The skipper on the boat was so knowledgeable about the flora and fauna and the whole area. The boat goes right up under the falls, nothing else would get you this close, the whole trip was amazing. Free tea and coffee on board too if you feel like one. Great viewing platforms both at the front... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My friend and I by a fluke saw the River boat from a viewing platform and both thought "Ooh we wanna do that" so off we went and sorted out where we had to go and gave Dave a call ( the river boat owner/driver) and we were set. We were greeted by Dave and welcomed aboard along with 10... More 

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