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Huka Falls

Off SH1, Taupo, New Zealand
07 378 9000
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Ranked #1 of 28 Attractions in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Waterfalls
Traveler Description: Huka Falls is more like a massive swarm of rapids. The change in elevation is not what Huka Falls is all about. Located near Taupo, the falls area is... more »
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Immingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

this is one of the frist places hubby and i visited and we found it absolutly brilliant the best scenery i have seen for a while the falls are breathtaking well worth a visist and best of all free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Huka Falls is a must on your travels through the North Island. To keep this short the falls are simply stunning! Its a short drive off the main high way, with the car park located relatively close to the falls themselves. A great natural wonder to behold by younger and older.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

I loved visiting Huka Falls! The only thing I would say needs improvement, is the space on the viewing platforms. You can't really take any decent photographs with the limited amount of space. Other than that, I loved it!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

if in camper park where marked so volunteer guides can keep an on cars for thiefs hide property out of view

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Had a great day at Huka Falls wonderful place beautiful walks around the falls and the Jet boat was fantastic Jeremy is awesome very knowledgeable about the area and the jet boat He has a great personality and makes the ride really exciting Thanks Jeremy for a brilliant time

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

A wonderful, natural experience. The Huka falls are a must do if you are visiting the Lake Taupo region. I have never seen anything like it before. And the attraction is free, so a great day our without breaking the budget.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Yes there are others, but this was by far the best one we saw. The color of the water is simply incredible and the walk around there was peaceful. Be prepared to pay a small amount to use the toilet though!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Great waterfall to view in NZ, there are about 3 main viewing points. Best of all it is easily accessible and FREE. There is also a jet boat ride which goes close to the waterfall part which I haven't tried before but looks pretty cool. Overall, the scenery is what you'll be going for here so expect to take quite... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Lovely tranquil falls, you could spend a while there just taking in all the scenery, noises and falls. Visit the falls as they are a free attraction and close to town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

well groomed path from well maintained park in Taupo. the falls were impressive. only downside was the limited number of benches along the way. we took the bike path back, which was no shorter and was definitely not nearly as well groomed.

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