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| Huka Falls Road, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 7-376 0072
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We parked in the car park for the falls which was viewed from the platform. We then took the 2 hours return walk to the public thermal pool. Wow what a beautiful wall with some beautiful views of the the river along the way. The...More

Thank LynseyUK55
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Huka is not realy a fall but a very fast flowing river. And by fast I mean realy fast. A pity is that the parking lot is at the fall and not further away. A tramp to reach the fall would give it a goal.

Thank RotterdamRon
Reviewed 4 days ago

A tremendous waterfall, not for the drop, but for the power and volume of water falling. An attractive, but busy, site with plenty of walking close to the falls and riverside. Good signboards re routes and plenty of parking.

Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I recently visited these falls and it was a very good experience. The power of the water going through the gorge is incredible. I parked at the falls and hiked up to Aratiatia Falls which is worth it as there are lots of beautiful ferns,...More

Thank mrlukenik
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow this is fun Walk along a easy track with views if the famous Huka Falls Glimpses of the river through beautiful bush. If you're lucky you will hear then see the Jet Boat roaring up. Wahoo take your time listen to the birds Enjoy...More

Thank tartreking
Reviewed 6 days ago

This whole area is beautiful and the trip enjoyable. The actual waterfall is only about 9 metres high, but do not be fooled. Firstly, the colour of the water is worth the walk. It is an easy walk and not far, so even for families...More

Thank AskiesDog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great sight with some lovely walks all around and cafe plus toilets. Easy to combine with the many other sights nearby.

Thank vanessacM6802GF
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many people of varying ages come to see these falls, little children look in awe of the power of the water. How the gates lift and little by little the water flows, cascades and roars.

Thank AustraliaMardi
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the viewing deck built for visitors, one gets to see more rapids than a huge waterfall, but do take the trek along the falls to walk upstream to the thermal park for a more complete experience. Or shell out some serious money to stay...More

Thank VeronicaLiew610
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place for a stopover on the way down to taupo. A scenic spot for nice pictures to be taken and for trails. Only thing I found ridiculous is charging 50 cents for use of the toilet.

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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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Response from GinaDig | Reviewed this property |
There’s no entry fee. The only charge would be to use the toilet facilities. .50c Enjoy!
August 4, 2016|
Response from JENNIFER J | Reviewed this property |
That's a shame. Lots of great places to see though.