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Address: Off SH1, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 378 9000
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Taupo Adventure Combo: Jet Boat Ride, Helicopter Flight, Scenic...

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So much water!

If you are in the area I would recommend stopping by here, it isn't really a waterfall, but there is a lot of water passing under that bridge!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
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Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

If you are in the area I would recommend stopping by here, it isn't really a waterfall, but there is a lot of water passing under that bridge!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

A stunning place to visit. Definitely recommend. If you have time, it's worth walking/driving to the Huka Falls look out for a birds eye view!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Its crazy how fast these falls go, its so impressive... Its got a nice walkway... Can be very busy the only downside....

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

It is not a classic waterfall. The colour of the water is amazing. It's worth the visit. Do not forget your camera.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is more a rapids than waterfalls. It is OK but expected much more for a much publicized New Zealand waterfalls. It is tiny. We went out of our way to see it and it was nothing special.

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Just a short drive from Lake Taupo.... It read quite well but was a bit (quite) underwhelming! Maybe the hike nearby offers something in addition to the falls? Easy to get there and free...

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Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

well worth a visit but don't forget your camera, this place like most of New Zealand is totally stunning

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Although there's not a huge drop of water like most waterfalls the power of the rapids is awesome to see. You can also get some really great pictures. I was lucky enough to see them from the Taupo Floatplane as well as at the scenic outlook in person. It was definitely worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I have seen many water falls, but the Huka falls is something different. The water which thunders down the cliffs has a beautiful light blue tinge which is awesome. We went on gazing at the falls from the lookouts and did not mind the hot sun beating down our backs.We then went on a Jet boat ride which was a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Very easy accessible falls. It probably contains some of the fastest moving water I have ever seen. I wouldn't mind a viewpoint further back than where the bridge is but views are still pretty good.

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