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Huka Falls River Cruise

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Aratiatia Dam Carpark, Taupo, New Zealand
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Great Cruise

What a wonderful relaxing river trip, great humerous commentery by owner, & when you get up to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alison G
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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
Wonderful experience

It was a magical trip on the river. Peaceful and beautiful. Recommend standing at the front of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rosalind23
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“huka falls” (164 reviews)
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Aratiatia Dam Carpark, Taupo, New Zealand

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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 !

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking at Huka Falls from the bridge was great but feeling the power of the falls from the cruise was just truely amazing! Fantastic commentary from Dave, he was right that my wife cannot get seasick from this cruise! Highly recommended - definitely a must...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dave was wonderful - from booking the trip to the commentary on the boat. There was also free coffee/tea on the boat. We got up close and personal to the Huka Falls. Just magic.

Thank Robyn B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are so pleased we booked with Huka Falls River Cruise, we took our three kids and we all loved every aspect of the trip. Dave was so informative, he certainly knew his stuff and was an awesome guide. We will do this trip again...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

We visited this event on a beautiful sunny day. Luckily there were very few people on the boat with us so we had lots of space to walk around both inside and out. The travel up to the falls was pleasant but the falls are...More

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Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thanks for your great comments

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Such an enjoyable journey up the river to Huka falls! The tour operator - Dave - was full of information about the area both historic and current. A more relaxing alternative to the jet boat ride, this river cruise would suit all ages - in...More

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Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Delightful comment, thanks from Dave and the team.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Very relaxing. Staff friendly full off knowledge. Lovely experience everyone chatting. Recommended other experiences to try. Getting up close to falls great. Would recommend, value for money!

Thank lbwrightson
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Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thanks for the comment, hope you enjoyed the Taupo region.

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a lot our boat ride. Great storytelling on the falls and the region in general,. The crew was very kind, helpful and funny. We saw many birds, fishes and of course the beautiful Huka falls from close. Kids were also allowed to drive the...More

Thank Claire C
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Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thanks for your great feedback

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Was way better than I expected. Dave was the perfect tour/boat operator and his easy found nature made it fun. A very relaxing cruise up the river to the falls which were magical to see from that angle. Dave goes round afew times so everyone...More

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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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