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Huka Falls

Off SH1, Taupo, New Zealand
07 378 9000
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Ranked #2 of 27 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Only an hour south from Rotorua is the Huka Falls in Taupo. It's free and when there you check out the falls before doing the 2 hour return walk to Spa Park. It's a nice walk along the Waikato River, and when you get the Spa Park there is a free flying fox to use, plus heaps of play equipment... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The scenery is awesome and the jet is so fast and agile and the drivers are brilliant, but the spins put the cherry on the cake

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

ease of access friendly people not difficult to locate signs all the way and spectacular when you get there.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Huka Falls is worth seeing. The river leading up to the falls is beautiful and when you get to the falls you see the power of water rushing through.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The torrents of water that channel through the cutting are impressive, leading to the deluge at the falls which are surprisingly short. The colours in the sunlight were for ever changing. Spent 15 minutes just gazing. And its FREE!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Must go to this place in Taupo , we nearly went by but so glad we stopped and looked at it. Worth the visit for sure

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

When in New Zealand, we always head for Taupo. Few km out we turn into Huka Falls for a look. Love the different look outs and the beauty of the scenery. The roar of the water. Always go back for more.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great spot - powerful waterfall in natural setting. Very close to Taupo itself. Would definitely recommend. Short walk from carpark to see this and other natural walks in the area.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

With so many things costing money to enter, this was a welcome treat - great views, good amenities (ok, you did have to pay to use the toilet but it was clean!) and views and walks aplenty! Good signage and information - well worth a visit.

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Inverell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

These falls are a must see when your in NZ North Island. So beautiful. The magnitude of the amount of water rushing through the pass is a sight to behold.

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