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Huka Falls River Cruise

Aratiatia Dam Carpark, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 800 278 336
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Far better value than the speedboats

A great ride up to huka falls from near the dam , great knowledgeable commentary and not over the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sue_hendry22
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York, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great way to see the river and falls

I have difficulty walking and can't do a lot of the active tourism in Taupo so really appreciated... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bronwyn H
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“huka falls” (142 reviews)
“flora and fauna” (10 reviews)
“aratiatia dam” (21 reviews)
LOCATION
Aratiatia Dam Carpark, Taupo, New Zealand
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+64 800 278 336

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great ride up to huka falls from near the dam , great knowledgeable commentary and not over the top. Plenty of photo opportunities and tome spent right up at the base of the falls. Plenty of wildlife to see on the trip.

Thank sue_hendry22
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have difficulty walking and can't do a lot of the active tourism in Taupo so really appreciated this trip down the river to the falls. The boat is very comfortable and sheltered but it's still awesome to see the falls as you get right...More

Thank Bronwyn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this cruise up to Huka Falls. You get a good commentary as you travel along the river to the falls. It is really great going over the foaming water when you arrive at Huka Falls, a great experience. Have enjoyed this tour...More

Thank WendyMcP59
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We appreciate your great comments, thanks Dave and the team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat is comfortable, sun protected and big enough to not feel overwhelmed with people at least on our adventure. The Walkato River in this section of it is beautiful and interesting. The young captain and tour guide was excellent. He is intelligent and has...More

Thank TriciaN204
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comment glad you enjoyed your cruise.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great boat trip along the river and right up close to the falls with lots of photo opportunities. The driver Dave was really friendly and informative, giving an informal commentary throughout. I would highly recommend this trip.

Thank Debbie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic way to spend 1 hour & 20 minutes or so. We just happened to be there at the right time. The boat driver was so informative & a great way to see Huka Falls, you get so close, it's amazing. Tea...More

Thank Fabfone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect organized boat trip to the beautiful Huka water Falls. You departure at the dam and with a bit of luck you can have a view on opening the dam and filling up the water-level. Beautiful nature and easy parking (including a toilet). The boat...More

Thank Gjhuahin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently a group of near thirty of us held a weekend school class reunion at Wairakei Resort.For convivial entertainment we booked the River Cruise for a couple of hours later in the afternoon which is not far from the hotel. We had the benefit of...More

Thank Ginny_1954
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the comments. Great to get your group out on the River and everyone enjoyed the cruise. Huka Falls River Cruise is a small team and we all love what we do. Simon has been on the river over 12 years and myself 20...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

My partner and I went here in July. We arrived for the morning cruize and luckily since we went off season we were the only ones on the boat! The guide said that the boat does not leave unless it has 4 people on it,...More

Thank Aiste B
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thanks very much for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed your trip.

Reviewed 24 August 2017

Huka Falls cruise starts from the same place as aratitia dam (plz do not confuse this for Huka falls jet which is at a different place. This is exactly where we got wrong and rushed to huka falls jet after seeing the dam opening at...More

Thank Neha B
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Thanks for your comments, we have recently installed new big signage at the Aratiatia Dam, and a sign written van also, so hopefully others will not make the same mistake. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday.

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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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