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Review of Aratiatia Rapids

Aratiatia Rapids
Ranked #2 of 70 things to do in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I only knew about this place because of trip advisor but it is worth a look, you can also go for short walks through the bush around the river and there are viewing points for some good photos. They release water from the dam several times a day and give a warning signal before it is released. The carpark is also conveniently located right next to it and there are options to take a cruise or jet boat ride up the river around here too.

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

The rapids were dammed some years ago for hydro-electricity and the dam is now opened 4 times a day. At 4 oclock we stood some way down river from the dam and watched as the waters rose incredibly quickly before our eyes. Watch it on Youtube!

Thank Gwendolina10
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Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

A stunning view of the rapids and it's free. There's a few lookout points to see the rapids gushing through. Information about the dam is situated near the carpark There is a countdown digital clock that rings 10 minutes before the dam is due to open. Then 5 minutes then 2 minutes. A must see.

Thank Parker63
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

we went on another school trip.the information on all the signs was very well posted and the walking tracks so clear and easy to clamber around.a fantastic look out spot and the guide fantastic.we were soo lucky to see all of this and especially as it is on our doorstep

Thank Rhonda H
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is a must do when you're in Taupo.
amazing views make sure you time yourself for when the dam opens every two hours from 10am on until 4 i think ... you could also do a 2 hour walk from there to Huka fall or you could just drive

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