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About Huka Falls River Cruise
Experience the best views of New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction, Huka Falls with Huka Falls River Cruise. Enjoy incredible views of this spectacular waterfall in comfort with Huka Falls River Cruise’s purpose-built river boat. Sit back and relax as we glide along the Waikato River, New Zealand’s longest river, to Huka Falls. Experience the crystal clear water, birdlife, natural hot streams and the native tree-lined bush with our informative local guides. Enjoy the views and capture the best photos from our open-air large rear deck and front viewing platforms. We bring you so close to the falls that you can feel the spray on your face. The river is always calm so we can operate our family friendly, 1 hour 20 minute cruise in all weather. Complimentary tea and coffee is available in the comfortable inside seating area. Watch the opening of the Aratiatia Dam to create spectacular rapids before or after your cruise.
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Lynne J wrote a review May 2021
Wellington, New Zealand62 contributions10 helpful votes
Excellent way to view the Huka Falls. A friendly and informative skipper (Dave), who obviously loves his job! Lots of photo opportunities at the base of the falls.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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162belindas wrote a review Apr 2021
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
I've seen the Huka Falls heaps of times from the top but cruising up to the bottom of them was so much better! Our skipper, Simon, was good entertainment and filled in the cruise up the river with information about the shoreside and the river. Also a big thanks to Simon and Dave for finding my water bottle and couriering it back to me - much appreciated.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Nicky wrote a review Mar 2021
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Fantastic cruise along the river right up to the falls. Loved the skippers knowledge. Funny, friendly and even included the kiddies that were onboard.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Kiwis_that_fly wrote a review Mar 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand65 contributions24 helpful votes
A perfect day for a fabulous cruise. Our skipper Simon was so knowledgeable, pointing out all the points of interest until we got to Huka Falls. He cruised past it 3-4 times so we could take full advantage of this awesome experience. Due to Covid-19 they are only operating a 12.30 cruise, at $70.00 per couple well worth a visit if you’re visiting Taupo.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from Huka Falls R, Front Office Manager at Huka Falls River Cruise
Responded 21 Mar 2021
Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your time out on the river with Simon and got to experience the amazing views of Huka Falls multiple times.
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theda wrote a review Mar 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand3 contributions
Our cruise to huka falls was so cool and entertaining. Our skipper was awesome, very knowledgeable, interactive and had a good sense of humor which made the ride even more enjoyable. Would definitely recommend this cruise as it's very family friendly and when you reach your destination the view is so worth it 😍
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Response from Huka Falls R, Front Office Manager at Huka Falls River Cruise
Responded 6 Mar 2021
We're glad you had a great time cruising with us to Huka Falls and enjoyed your experience with our friendly staff. Thank you for the recommendation.
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