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Aratiatia Dam Carpark, Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you’re not an adrenalin junkie, but want to see what they see from the river, this is the way to do it. Jordan was a delightful guide and being a local lad spoke with great knowledge and passion on the bird life & wildlife...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ruth D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very pleasant and very smooth ride up the river to the Huka Falls. The tour operator (Jordan) was very knowledgeable and entertaining and was happy to answer any questions that we asked. I’m sure it’s a lovely cruise to take on a sunny day...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rickl583
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great feedback, we will pass this on to Jordan. We take pride in being an all weather/calm/family excursion, thanks

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smaller boat, travelled at a cruising speed, great views of the water and trees. Got to the Falls and went right into the tons of water cascading down. so exciting, the cruise people were great and made sure everyone who wanted to, got up the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AustraliaMardi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect way to see the Huka Falls. Covered decks, upfront viewing platform. Jordan gave great insight into the river, nice friendly young man.. A perfect way to spend the afternoon. thanks heaps.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting Huka Falls and seeing the boat in the river from Huka Falls River Cruise, we drove to the river cruise site and were lucky enough to get on the boat without booking. We had Jordan drive our boat and he was fantastic and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cromartylass
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments we will pass this on to Jordan. Cheers

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy booking via email and friendly tour guide/driver. There were only 8 people on our cruise so there was lots of room to move around the boat and commentary/info was easy to hear. We really enjoyed the slow cruise down the river with a chance...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Suse89
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Really glad you enjoyed the cruise, we try to keep the price affordable so everyone can enjoy this wonderful experience. Thanks

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’d recommend this cruise to anyone who wants a peaceful & enjoyable experience. The skipper was very knowledgeable on the area and was able to answer all questions asked of him. His commentary was very informative including plants and birds in the area. The experience...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lisa J
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments we are glad you enjoyed cruising with us

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The journey up river to the falls is beautiful with lovely scenery and interesting wildlife. Our skipper gave a superb, informative commentary all the way there - about 45 minutes - and back and was a mine of information. We had already seen the spectacular...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Always pleased to receive great comments like these, thanks from the team at Huka Falls River Cruise

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A leisurely cruise along the river to the falls. This boat is the best place from which to view the falls. The captain circles around the front of the falls several times so everyone has a good view. The boat is large and comfortable and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alanseaw
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your wonderful comments

Reviewed 31 October 2018

Gorgeous River Cruise. Much information about native plants and birds. Get there a little early...the cruise is timed so you can also witness the water release from the dam, which is very cool.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eric W
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thanks for your great comments

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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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