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“Great cruise, great value”

Huka Falls River Cruise
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 27, 2012

I recommend doing this cruise over the jet boat trips as it is much better value and you get closer (and stay longer) at the foot of the falls. The skipper was very informative and it was a very relaxing way to start the day. Also, try to see the opening of the Aratiatia Dam when you get off the boat.

Thank Blueberries3
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

The cruise is a relaxing and leisurely way to enjoy Huka falls and it's surroundings. What makes it even better is the captain's commentary on the plant and animal life along the river. A great experience for us!

TIP: Take note of the dam opening times. The Aratiatia Rapids viewing spot is just a short hike across the street, also something not to be missed when the dam is opened!

Thank Eyndrea
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Reviewed April 1, 2012

As a Taupo Resident I seldom get the chance to participate in local activities. But having my parents visit gave me the perfect excuse. We took the afternoon river cruise to Huka Falls and it was perfect. David our guide was really informative and entertaining. Highly recommended activity!

Thank MartinaAS
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

This was an enjoyable cruise with a fantastic view of the Huka falls. The captain was very friendly, informative and funny. A peaceful and pleasant way to see the river. Didn't expect to get so close to the falls so this was a real bonus. Was given plenty of excellent photo opportunities. Make sure you also pop over the road to see the water release from the dam.

Thank SJA123
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Reviewed December 13, 2011

Having previously viewed the Huka Falls from the bridge, the view from this river cruise is so much better, with plenty of time allowed for everybody on board to take photos. The cruise along the river is enjoyable, with an appropriate commentary. The boat's staff are friendly and welcoming and willing to answer questions. Excellent value for money. The cruise leaves and returns from beside the Aratiatia Rapids. If you arrive early for the cruise, you can see the dam gates open to let the torrent of water through the rapids. Likewise, the dam opens a few minutes after the cruise returns.

Thank DianeSHH
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