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“Attraction great - facilities rubbish” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Huka Falls

Huka Falls
Off SH1, Taupo, New Zealand
07 378 9000
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Taupo
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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“Attraction great - facilities rubbish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Stopped here for break from long drive. The falls were beautiful but whatever you do don't use the cafe/hut there. We went and asked for coffee and were served what I can only describe as poison. The man served us "coffee" in a can which we had already paid for whilst telling us he was not allowed to make us coffee normally as he was told he could not apparently poison customers. Guess what - the can tasted like it would do exactly that. It was one you shook to make it warm mixing God knows what chemicals in there to make it do that and it was full of sugar. I found the fact that you had no choice as to whether you had sugar in your coffee totally circumvented and was not told this before buying this drink masquerading as coffee! If you value your health and taste buds do not buy from this hut.

Visited March 2013
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“Wow - amazing waterfalls”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We saw this both ways - by boat from the dam [a worthwhile trip] and by walking from Taupo [highly recommended]. A really good photo opportunity

Visited February 2013
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“Long Walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Walked along the riverside from Taupo. Should have taken bathing costumes to jump in where the hot spring enters just at the end of the park. On a hot day you'll need a good level of fitness to do the walk. Alternatively drive there and do the 50yds from the car park!

Visited February 2013
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“A good time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Great experience with an excellent guide who has great insight into the area and offers information without being over bearing.Wonderful journey

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“Incredible natural beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

The river flows through a narrow pass where the water is channeled into a high volume waterfall, shooting out an icy blue and white waterfall. The thundering sound is beautiful. We enjoyed a 2 mile hike to get to the falls, although you can also park right beside the falls.

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