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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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Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Thankyou Nigel for an excellent river experience. We enjoyed your friendly and positive manner and interesting commentary. There were lots of facts and anecdotes that were new to us even as kiwis! Seeing the swans nesting was a highlight, and we had plenty of time to take photos all along the way - particularly at the falls, which was the... More

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Caloundra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We had the boat to ourselves which is probably rare. The guide was very informative about sites on the river, the wildlife and the river's history. The highlight is the close up view of Huka Falls itself and the perfect clarity of the water for the whole cruise. Well worth it if you have the time.

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This was the best value for money activity I have experienced in a while. We were given wonderful information on wildlife, power stations, the falls / river and the eruption of Lake Taupo. My sisters and I were on the same 12.30 trip that the little four year old was on and the look on that child's wee face was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We went on the 12:30 ride with Nigel as our awesome skipper and guide. So much fun, my 4 year old daughter had a turn driving the boat and thought that was the best! We got right up close to the Huka falls, much much closer than I expected ( I had to wipe the water off my glasses) highly... More

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Napa Valley, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

A superb way to get close and see and feel the falls. Nigile was very informative and taught us about the whole area while keeping the group entertained the whole way.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

What a fun, informative and thoroughly enjoyable river cruise we had. Dave our skipper was the best, and gave our experience the x-factor by letting the kids jump off the back of the boat for a quick dip. It was so cool going near the waterfall!. The boat took us so close-totally exhilirating. Highly recommend this cruise.. Something for all... More

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