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Huka Falls River Cruise

Aratiatia Dam Carpark, Taupo, New Zealand
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Wonderful commentary.

A far more peaceful way to get to the Hukka falls. But, just as exciting when you get there... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
laurakL3014HH
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The Gap
Fantastic time

Thank you so much Simon for providing our group of 7 with a Taupo trip highlight. So accommodating... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Csulli91
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Aratiatia Dam Carpark, Taupo, New Zealand
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"huka falls"
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"flora and fauna"
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"aratiatia dam"
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"complimentary tea and coffee"
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"informative commentary"
in 12 reviews
"bird life"
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"jet boat"
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"take photos"
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"great trip"
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"comfortable boat"
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"plenty of photo opportunities"
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"black swans"
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"great photos"
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"quick dip"
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"highly recommend this trip"
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"enjoyable trip"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A far more peaceful way to get to the Hukka falls. But, just as exciting when you get there, commentary on the way is fantastic as was all the company on board on that day.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Thank you so much Simon for providing our group of 7 with a Taupo trip highlight. So accommodating, really interesting facts and great value. Would recommend to all - perfect tour.

Thank Csulli91
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Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your great feedback, glad you had a fabulous weekend, and that we helped make it so.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we first arrived in Taupo we went on the walking tour of Huka Falls. The whole country is amazing so to say anything less about the falls would be an understatement. After a few days we heard about Dave who has been running on...More

Thank Marilyn M
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Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great comments glad you enjoyed the cruise and the fantastic Huka Falls.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic time, Simon! Relaxing cruise, lots of good info. Got nice and close to the falls! Look forward to coming back for a guided trout fishing excursion!

Thank BigMaar
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Dave K, Manager at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed it, I’ll pass comments on to Simon cheers

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely cruise with Jordan. Very comfortable and we could move about the boat taking photos and really enjoying the scenery. Jordan was very informative and could answer all our questions about the area. 1.5 hours really well spent then saw the opening...More

Thank Deborah034
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Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind comments glad you enjoyed the cruise.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Jordan was a wonderful host and very knowledgable.We really enjoyed getting close to the falls without being thrown around in a jet boat.The birdlife on the water was interesting and we saw trout in a stream that get into the river.A most enjoyable 90 minutes

Thank Gillian L
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Due to the time of year we turned up and were the only 2 for the cruise. Our skipper Simon still agreed to take us and we had a fabulous time. Simon really knows his stuff and is a fascinating guy to talk to....nothing too...More

Thank Robster235
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

A must if you’re in the area. Great trip especially with kids. I really didn’t fancy trying to get a 3yo and 5yo on to a jet boat to see the falls so this was perfect. The skipper was brilliant, informative and funny. Having been...More

1  Thank Robert D
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

What a wonderful relaxing river trip, great humerous commentery by owner, & when you get up to the falls......WOW it was so exciting. far better than having a look down from the bridge. Tea & Coffee served on board, just go , you will not...More

Thank Alison G
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

It was a magical trip on the river. Peaceful and beautiful. Recommend standing at the front of the boat when you get close to the falls. Peter the company owner and boat driver was knowledgeable and friendly . Highly recommend !

1  Thank Rosalind23
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Dave K, Manager at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

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

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MLYang
17 November 2016|
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Response from Dave K | Property representative |
River is always calm, and we have had no problem with sea sickness
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Amanda Y
16 November 2016|
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Response from Dave K | Property representative |
Toddlers are fine, there is also room for your stroller if required.
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Cam L
7 April 2016|
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Response from Paul G | Reviewed this property |
They don't use an email address as they spend a lot of their time either on the water or the riverbank. They use a phone which redirects to the mobile they have at the riverbank. 0800 278336
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