Huka Falls to Aratiatia Rapids...

Huka Falls to Aratiatia Rapids Walking Track

Lake Taupo

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Time: 4 hr

Follow SH 1 north from Taupo for about 1.6 km, turn right into Huka Falls Road and follow the signs to Huka Falls. A refreshment kiosk and pay toilets are located in the carpark. The track begins across the bridge. Head left to the last viewing area over Huka Falls. At the back of the viewing area the track climbs onto the cliff tops with magnificent views of the river. It then gradually descends and continues along the river to the Aratiatia hydro dam and rapids. Try to finish the walk when the control gates are due to open.

Return via this route or arrange transport from Aratiatia.

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North IslandTaupo RegionTaupo

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  • Walking
  • Free

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Mathilde

France

Ranking: 7/10

It is very impressive.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Gauthier Dournean

France

Ranking: 7/10

I saw the Huka Falls! It is very impressive because of so much water.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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MARK CURPHEY

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

A short 10 minute walk to see the amazing power of the Huka Falls. The Falls are a mix of pale blue and white. You will hear the falls before you see them.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Erik

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

Breathtaking sight, easy access, good lookout points and free.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Evan Lloyd

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Insane waterfall, so powerful and the water is a lovely shade of blue.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Sam Staines

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

If it was not raining, I would have loved to have stayed longer to enjoy the falls! The power of the falls were incredible and the colour was crystal blue!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Tome

Israel

Ranking: 7/10

The Huka Falls were the main attraction of the walk. Most people who were walking with us went to see only the falls and came back the way they came first. We kept on with the track which was a nice walk but not as great as the falls.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Michal Za'heryuk

Czech Republic

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful sight, clear river, easy walk to Aratiatia Rapids, nice falls during the day draining.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Sarah Dorsett

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing to see the power of water rushing through. The water is aqua marine, I could stare at it all day.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Eberhard

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice walk along the river.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jelmer Postma

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Walk to the Huka Falls is nice, views of the river and the Huka Falls are just impressive.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Ellie Perkin

England

Ranking: 7/10

Stunning area, got some incredible pictures.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Berith

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

We found a walk near the falls and it was awesome, pretty views and loads of water!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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