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| Huka Falls Road, Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

You can visit this incredible site and only pay a donation. See the huge volume of water squeezed through a narrow crevice and come bounding out the other end. There are also jet boats or flights to this area. However it is beautiful to just...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ruth W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's a beautiful walk connecting the hot-pools to the falls. The view is beautiful. Along the water.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank no_rockingchair
Reviewed 4 days ago

Huka falls have great colour and the amount of water displaced is impressive. Do yourselv a favour and visiting the falls close up get to the viewpoint on the other side of the river and hike down to the lake to get a front view...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank shatiel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Easy trail and beautiful falls, not your traditional waterfall but more like rapids. The trail to the spa took us 45 minutes at a brisk walk.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sarahausti
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely incredible falls, such a force of nature. Ran here early in the morning (to avoid the heat) and meant we were the only two at the falls at 8am. Would recommend an early visit to enjoy the magical falls. Trail lovely and perfect for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RuthLizzy
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ensure you go to the Falls lookout areas at times when the near by spill gates release enough water over the Falls to make them spectacular. Great sight with the sheer volume of water that hurls through the narrow gorge opening into the Waikato River...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 158iaing
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing natural wonder site near Lake Taupo. Recommend visiting early in the morning to avoid crowds.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank yseattle2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hike with an amazing view of the falls at the end.....then rewarded with a soak in the hot spring and a cool down in the Waikato river after the return hike!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Trish D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Huka Falls are spectacular. The speed and power generated from the water is awesome. We had a walk along the river bank too. Very busy with people but were able to take some good photos. A large car park too.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nicolae335
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nature at its best and most powerful.plenty of parking and free access.Will astound and impress.The force of water is incredible.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Carol R
March 17, 2019|
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Response from ChrisS390 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is possible to ride all the way - there is one small section of steps ( when riding from track starting on Spa Rd) but easy to dismount and carry
June 24, 2018|
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Response from rachtrex | Reviewed this property |
The intercity bus stop is in the centre of Taupo town hooka falls is worth seeing and its free to visit
May 3, 2018|
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