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Huka Falls River Cruise

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Address: Aratiatia Dam Carpark, Taupo, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 800 278 336
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Up close to falls

Took the 12.30pm cruise with Dave to see the Huka Falls from a different prospective. The cruise on the river was very relaxing whilst Dave gave information on the wildlife and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Trippax2
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Gosford, Australia
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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the 12.30pm cruise with Dave to see the Huka Falls from a different prospective. The cruise on the river was very relaxing whilst Dave gave information on the wildlife and industry along the way. It got very exciting as we approached the falls. This boat gets closer to the falls than other vessels on the river. Dave turned the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dave is very informative. Great value for money and an experience to get so close to the falls. Highly recommended for a relaxing trip

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent trip good value for money. Dave our captain was informative and good company. A must do trip.

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Mudgee, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cruise was outstanding. Dave, our captain, was informative and professional on this great experience. Highly recommended

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

A fantastic trip for myself and my elderly grandmother - Dave was fantastic with taking care to assist us safely on and off the boat, and the trip itself was beautiful - Dave shared lots of interesting facts along the way and the falls themselves were amazing. Would definitely do this trip again if I ever return to Taupo.

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Kanwal, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The water is such a beautiful colour, just gorgeous. Nice quiet leisurely cruise, is better for the older crowd and/or kids. I should have gone on the jet boat but Dave was very nice, informative, chatty and you could have a joke with him. The roof of the boat is getting covered in international money, this in itself in interesting... More 

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Ingham, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

enjoyed this boat ride, the falls was just gorgeous, couldn't believe the color of the water, the driver very family orientated and very interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

My husband and i really enjoy the River Cruise and the passion of our tour guide Dave. He has provided so many native NZ plants and birds detail during our cruise to see the Huka Falls. The river is calm and the weather is great for photos. We are amazed by the Huka Falls. We had a great time.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Take the cruise, 45 minutes there, 45 minutes back, with plenty of opportunity to get up close with the Huka Falls. The cruise there is peaceful and full of clear blue water and wildlife. The captain is friendly and fills you in on all local wildlife.

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Taranaki, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic afternoon on the river, our skipper Simon was amazing, all of our 5 grandkids even got to have a sail of the boat, from the 3 yr old to the 11 yr old they loved it. The falls were amazing to see up so close. Thanks for an awesome afternoon.

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