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Review of Aratiatia Rapids

Aratiatia Rapids
Ranked #3 of 71 things to do in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Its a free attraction so thats a big plus! Its a lovely location and I was lucky enough to see the dams open twice as I caught it before and after my Huka Falls cruise. Well worth a look if you are in the area!

Thank LynsieMelbourne
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Look up the times for the opening of the control gates and take photos before and after the powerful water is released. Try to time this with a Huka Falls River cruise on Dave's boat esp. made for this river. Dave gives a very informative narration to the base of these great falls. TAKE your camera for sure!!!

Thank kiwiconnection2016
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We arrived 5 mins before the floodgates were opened. It was so exciting for our kids to first hear the warning sirens, and listen to the rush of water and see the changes in the river which changed so quickly from a peaceful scene into a raging torrent. We took lots of photos showing the changes. Fun for all ages and its free!

Thank Trevor W
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great for taking close up photos of Huka Falls, Lovely boat with excellent commentary. Value for money.Thank you guys

Thank Karaka5
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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.

Thank NZ_Travellergal
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