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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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Great family trip!

We decided to take the cruise along the river to huka falls instead of the jet becuase we had two young kids, and we werent disappointed. Dave the guide, is knowledgable about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided to take the cruise along the river to huka falls instead of the jet becuase we had two young kids, and we werent disappointed. Dave the guide, is knowledgable about the area and funny aswell :) He lets the kids drive the boat which was amazing and that experience for the kids alone, was worth every penny. Highly... More 

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

Thanks for the great feedback,we are glad your family enjoyed the cruise. Hopefully we will see you back at some stage. More 

Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would honestly pick this over any other activity in Taupo - especially if you have small kids. It is both relaxing and heart-pounding (especially if you get to the falls). The 1 hour and 20 minute cruise was a real treat for the kids. They learned a lot about the river and even got a chance to drive the... More 

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

Thanks for your great feed back, we are glad you enjoyed your boat cruise with us and got some great photos. Enjoy your travels, hope to see you back someday. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us enjoyed this cruise today on the Waikato river to the Huka Falls. What a beautiful day and an enjoyable experience. The guide was knowledgeable, humorous and a genuinely nice guy. Unlike others who love the sound of their own voice and their own humour, he was a gentle man who was also happy with silence which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience. Lovely cruise on the beautiful Waikato river with very knowledgeable and friendly Dave. My friends and I have seen Huka Falls few times before but seeing it from this perspective was much better. Awesome day! Thank you Dave!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with my 8 year old son and it was great . He got to drive the boat and the captain was awesome. The weather was not very good but made no difference . We got really close to the falls a couple times and got told loads of information about the area and the river. Well worth it !

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Te Kauwhata, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, hope you enjoyed the hot swim aswell. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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