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Huka Falls River Cruise
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Aratiatia Dam Carpark, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 800 278 336
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All reviews huka falls flora and fauna aratiatia dam complimentary tea and coffee bird life jet boat great trip informative commentary take photos comfortable boat plenty of photo opportunities great photos black swans his knowledge trout recommend this trip all ages
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took this trip on a world tour in January 2018 and it was one of the highlights. We so appreciated the simplicity of the tour, the friendly crew (and daughter). The falls were stunning, (could have done without the fast boats screeching around!), the...More

Thank brownesarahj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dave and his team made this such a relaxing, enjoyable way to spend time on the river and getting up close to the falls. The trip is just under 1.5 hours on a comfortable boat with plenty of seating indoors and out. Great for all...More

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

Hi and thanks for your great comments, we are glad you enjoyed cruising with us, hope to see you again some time

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great day, the whole family enjoyed their tour Nice getting close with the falls and getting heaps of photos Very informative and friendly guide, thanks heaps

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

Thanks for your great comments, it is always nice to find something the whole family can do together and in any weather the river is always calm and the waterfall always spectacular.

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Dave was friendly and informative during our relaxing cruise, he wax respectful of both the river and wildlife who use it. I love taking photos and had ample opportunities to get up close for photos. Thank you for a great cruise, Helen and Nev from...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Visiting from Sydney Australia, This was a disappointing experience We tried to book and pay for the 2:30pm Huka cruise experience the first time on Thursday 13th September at 12 noon , we were told - no put you credit card away , sorry there...More

Thank nikkielee777
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Wow, what a wonderful way to view the Huka Falls and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the river. We have been to Taupo and visited the Falls previously, viewing from the car park accessed look outs at the top, but the river cruise is...More

Thank LucyMoosey08
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thanks for the review. Our staff loves what we do and our work is made easy when we have organised great groups like yours. We trained Jordan and he has proved to be very mature for his age and great with our customers. Really pleased...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Jordan was an excellent guide. The boat smelled funny however. Love the view of the Huka. Nice cruise for families with young children or elderly.

1  Thank Azrina J
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thanks for comment never had problem with smell but will look into it

Reviewed 24 August 2018

Great river cruise, fantastic scenery and fantastic views of the Huka Falls. This cruise takes you right up close to the Huka Falls. We thought this cruise was great value for money and you got a good hour and a half on the river. Simon...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We took a trip on the river cruise with Dave on Saturday. I can safely say that it was the best $93 (total for 2 adults and 1 child) we have spent since we moved to New Zealand! Dave was a very entertaining and informative...More

Thank MattPC81
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thanks for the great comments, good luck with settling in New Zealand.

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our cruise with a nice captain : you can see many birds along the river and the boat goes three times down below the falls so everyone can have a great view on it and really feel the power of the river!

Thank leopold l
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thanks for your comments, glad you enjoyed our cruise

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17 November 2016|
Response from Dave K | Property representative |
River is always calm, and we have had no problem with sea sickness
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.
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