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Huka Falls River Cruise

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Address: Aratiatia Dam Carpark, Taupo, New Zealand
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A great cruise to see the falls....

We emailed the cruise company months in advance as part of our NZ holiday planning. No deposit was needed and on the day they were expecting us. The river cruise was really great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
RaJSheffield
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Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We emailed the cruise company months in advance as part of our NZ holiday planning. No deposit was needed and on the day they were expecting us. The river cruise was really great ŵith friendly and informative commentary. The driver explained some of the local history and also pointed out many things of interest. The falls were absolutely amazing and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided last minute to go on a river cruise and I'm so glad we did.. The driver was friendly, humourous and informative.. he explained a lot of the history of the waikato river.. pointed our flora and fauna and gave us a run down on the animals.. huka falls itself was amazing!! its nice and relaxing just chilling on... More 

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

Hi, thanks for your great review, we are glad you enjoyed your trip with us, and hope to see you again some time. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this cruise as a family with 2 children. The guide was knowledgable and entertaining , and it allowed a great closeup view of the falls, probably better than the jetboat for getting close to the falls. The jetboat does the thrill seeker option (but if you have done Shotover, it doesn't really compare).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to dislike. A very relaxing & informative cruise to the falls. Still blue sparkling waters with fish and black swans, ducks A ling the way. Nigel was so interesting which helped to make the hour & half trip exceptional. Nice comfortable clean boat, tea/coffee and a toilet. Thanks Nigel we had a great time.

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

Thanks for your comment we are glad you enjoyed your trip with us, enjoy your holiday More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our river cruise. It's definitely not for those seeking adventure but if you're interested in a leisurely stroll down the river right up to the falls this is great. Also much better priced than the jet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This boat cruise is full of scenic commentary along the Waikato River with all its wildlife taking you closet to the mighty Huka Falls. The photo opportunities are so up close and personal even more amazingly thundering! Complimentary hot drinks on board too. Very affordable and enjoyable for the whole family. A must do in Taupo.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

The river cruise was a great experience; the setting was amazing and Dave was a great guide, I would recommend this experience to people who are visiting Taupo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Really great trip down the waikato river to huka falls. The trip is 1hr 25mins to the falls and back taking in all the scenery and bird wildlife along the way. The falls are always exciting and great to view from a different perspective. Our hosts Simon and Jordan looked after us very well and we're knowledgeable about the area... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

We have been around Taupo a few times and this was the first time we did this cruise - what a joy. Dave, the guide do live commentary that are colourful and useful. The scenery is spectacular and to be that close to the bottom of Huka falls was an absolute treat. Yes, you can take small kids with you,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

This is quite a sedate, canal boat sort of cruise and not for those expecting a thrilling ride. It is a slow but enjoyable trip along the river .The piece de resistance is the view at the base of the falls. It is truly amazing and offers some spectacular photographic opportunities second to none. Our boat guide 'Dave' gave plenty... More 

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