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Huka Falls River Cruise

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Address: Aratiatia Dam Carpark, Taupo, New Zealand
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Thoroughly enjoyed it

Dave gave us a lovely cruise up to the Huka falls and gave us heaps of opportunity for photos he also gave us insite into other attractions around the area that we may be... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fiona M
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Hobart, Australia

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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dave gave us a lovely cruise up to the Huka falls and gave us heaps of opportunity for photos he also gave us insite into other attractions around the area that we may be interested in . This tour is a must.

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Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this review

Hanks for the great comment, hope you enjoyed your stay in Taupo More 

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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

this was an excellent activity not only did our guide provide a clean and safe boat for us to travel he added very informative information on the surrounding we were passing along the way. great for kids of all ages and super fun.

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Dave K, Manager at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks for you review, we are glad you enjoyed cruising with us. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

this was by far the best value for money the guide was very nice and able to cater for special needs people , he made the whole trip fun and interesting for all on board

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Thank Sally L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We cruised upstream in a modern and comfortable boat. The owner provided a continuous informative commentary and pointed out many items of interest along the way. At the falls we were confronted by an impressive wall of water rushing through the aperture in the rocks which was significantly narrower than the river. We went close to the foot of the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A slow trip upstream to the falls, but was rewarded with a great view of the Huka Falls that you couldn't get from the numerous viewing spots along the river. Plenty of time spent at the foot of the falls for all those photo opportunities. Great little trip.

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Thank Matt T
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very pleasant cruise along the river to the Huka Falls. Great information about the area and the history. The boat is very comfortable and the cruise takes about 90 minutes. Plenty of photo opportunities once at the Falls.

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Thank AUSGR81
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely serene chug up the Huka River to the falls. Lots to see along the way with the Huka Falls at the end. I have always seen the Falls from the top, this was great to see from below and take the boat up into the bubbling water. The Boat driver was excellent with his commentary and friendly. Let... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took the trip with my 10 year old son and we both really enjoyed it. Simon, the skipper, told us some interesting facts in a light-hearted way which added to the fun. This is a great way to see the falls. It's especially good when you get close to the falls and into the more turbulent water. My son... More 

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Dave K, Manager at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed your trip with us. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

A pleasant 90 minutes cruising up the river taking in the sights. Reasonably priced and gives a different perspective of the Huka falls. The up close view highlights the power of the water. The skipper was friendly and knowledgeable of the area. The kids even had a chance to steer the boat. Well worth the time.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

With out a doubt the best way to see the Huka Falls. Simon our drive was incredible, witty and entertaining, with a huge amount of knowledge on the plant life and area. He gave unbiased opinion on other river activities, jetboating etc ... He was fantastic with all the children on board, letting them 'drive' the boat on the smoother... More 

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Dave K, Manager at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this review

Thanks for your great feed back, we are glad you enjoyed your cruise with us, we like to think we are an affordable option for all ages including families to get out there and enjoy some of the spectacular scenery on offer. More 

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