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Huka Falls River Cruise

Aratiatia Dam Carpark, Taupo, New Zealand
0800 278 336
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Ranked #11 of 43 Activities in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
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Gleniffer
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This boat trip was relaxing and enjoyable and a great way to view the river in comfort on a very cold showery day. You could photograph all along from under the rain dodger as well as from other vantage points when the rain stopped. We had plenty of time on the water and a better view than you can get... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Went with family from 5 to 75 three generations. Relaxed and friendly tour. Kids got to steer, parents and grand parents got to soak up the scenery. The colours of the water over the falls never ceases to amaze - nature at its best. Tour man knew his history and the interesting parts of the river. Great value for all... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Went on a rainy morning and I must say I am surprised that it didn't dampen the trip one bit! The captain was very knowledgeable and super friendly as we found we were not bored for a single moment. This is by far the best way to view not only the river but also the falls with the cruise boat... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This cruise was an alternative option to the Huka Jet Boat for people who rather enjoy a nice, slow and relaxed cruise down the river to see the Huka Falls. The captain, Nigel, was really engaging and interesting during the whole duration, enabling us to enjoy the cruise thoroughly. The scenery of Huka Falls and during the journey is really... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I booked this cruise during a winter short break. My expectations were fairly low, but the price was very good compared to the 30 minute Jet Boat experience ($80 vs $300+ for one adult and three children). We thoroughly enjoyed our two hours. A gorgeous day, with a knowledgeable and personable boat captain, we cruised up to the falls, then... More

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Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Had a fantastic trip with Capt'n Nigel and Dave, cruising up the Waikato River. Nigel pointed out interesting things on the way up which kept the kids amused. They even got to have a wee drive which made their day. Great to see the Falls from a different angle.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were very interested to do this cruise whilst in Taupo. The first day we went out to where the cruise boat leaves from and were told by the owner that there was no 2.30pm cruise that day, despite it remaining on the notice board as the next time a cruise left, because he had a previously booked charter. That... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We visit taupo at least once a year but never did this cruise before. My daughter loved it and Nigel's commentary was entertaining as well.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Good value for money, Nigel was a treasure and everyone on board had a great time. Very obliging company - thanks a lot guys.

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our trip alot the views were beautiful.we enjoyed alot . Loved the part when we came close to the falls wow it was soo beautiful cnt describe in words our skipper peter was very nice and we liked his company he also gave my son a chance to steer the both thanks alot . Can just say that... More

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