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Huka Falls River Cruise

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Address: Aratiatia Dam Carpark, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: 0800 278 336
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Fantastic cruise we had as a family totally enjoyed it even our teenager was most impressed to get so close to the falls our two youngest got to drive the boat was a massive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Te Kauwhata, New Zealand
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Te Kauwhata, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic cruise we had as a family totally enjoyed it even our teenager was most impressed to get so close to the falls our two youngest got to drive the boat was a massive highlight for them, was amazing and so reasonably priced

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a lot more sedate than the jet boat trip we had done years earlier but in the middle of winter we didn't fancy getting wet. The guide was great and gave a great commentary on the way up to falls. Interesting information about the wildlife and the local taupo area. He let our 12 year steer the boat which... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great time on the cruise and really enjoyed the meander up to the falls as our guide had lots of anecdotes and info to give us plus a few pitstops to see the wildlife in the river (we particularly enjoyed seeing the trout). The falls themselves were amazing and the boat got us way closer than we... More 

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Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive feedback, hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday. Dave More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My partner and I went to the aratiatia rapids and saw this cruise by chance. It was a wonderful decision to take it! Our guide was very knowledgeable and could talk about pretty much anything about the river. Then we arrived to the huka falls! What a beauty! So much power! The boat gets really close to the falls (closer... More 

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Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments, glad you enjoyed your mid winter swim, enjoy the rest of your holiday. More 

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been on the Huka falls river cruse a few times and each time we have thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a great way to see the rapids up close and enjoy the scenery on the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son who has just turned five got his first ride on a big boat and he even was allowed to 'drive' it for a really fun experience. We loved meandering up to the Falls and then going around at least a few times really close to the powerful force of nature that is Huka Falls. Our guide (Simon, I... More 

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Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks for your great feedback, we are glad you had such a wonderful experience with your family. Enjoy the rest of your holiday More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well planned and scenic trip up the Waikato River from Aratiatia dam to the amazing Huka Falls. Simon gave a very personal tour, the kids had a go driving the boat ( under his close supervision), the local knowledge and fun anecdotes made the whole trip very enjoyable. Everyone in our group from 96yr old to 7yr old loved... More 

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New South Wales
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great informative family cruise that everyone loved. The skipper Dave was really friendly and engaging and even gave the kids a drive of the boat! The boat went super close to the base of falls. Very good value for money and would definately recommend it

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes it was raining and miserable, but this only enhanced our experience, as the trip to the falls was quiet and peaceful, the falls were wild and raging, what a buzz. Thank you Skipper Dave and Simon, and thanks for all the other travel trips you gave us. Gaye and Jay - June 2016.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Had a great family trip with Huka Falls River Cruise. Skipper was informative with a sense of humour. Kids loved the feeling of the boat getting pushed back by the force of the water from these magnificent falls. Highly recommended

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