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Huka Falls

Address: Off SH1, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 378 9000
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Porirua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Well worth the detour to see the falls. Take plenty of photos as the sight is amazing. Stick to the paths at all times

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

A short walk from the main car park - spectacular roaring water and falls, a beautiful blue. Easy access

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

this is a couple of hours round trip. Great vegetation and birds. The falls are actually a deep, narrow section of the river leaving Taupo, where the speed and turbulence go crazy over a steady decline.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

What an awesome place. The falls are amazing and the river walk is fantastic. You can drive out to the Huka Falls car park or walk in from Spa Park. And it is FREE....

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Its a must visit for locals and visitors to Taupo. I do live locally but regularly go to the falls. The colour is fantastic and it is different every time you go.

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Grand Terre, New Caledonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The entrance to the visitor area is immediately off highway 5, just north of Taupo. This site is completely free and well worth a visit. The water from Lake Taupo flows down a natural channel ending in a waterfall. The volume of water is amazing, pure blue and white and very loud. The bridge over the channel, walkways and view... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

loved this place. The falls are amazing and the walk along the river is great. Should be on everyone's list of things to do in Taupo. And it's free.

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Frankfurt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is a very nice (and free) attraction in Taupo which you can view from various vantage points. My advice is that you should avoid the tourist car parks, drive into town to the Spa park and you can then take a nice riverside walk (c. 3km) to the falls (a two-hour roudtrip with the return walk). The walk is... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I've visited Huka Falls about 3 or 4 times now and never failed to be impressed with the power and beauty of the falls. Very different to you're usual "Falls", but should be a "must do" for any Taupo visit

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East Petersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The falls are an easy walk from the parking area. Beautiful blue color. Keep an eye out for some of the colorful birds flying around.

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