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It's worth making your way down to one of the viewing points (the first of which is only 5 mins down the track) as it offers a great view of the rapids. It was quite exciting to be standing there as the alarm went off...More
I recently visited these falls and it was a very good experience. The falls have a lower and upper lookout point which provide great views of the valley and the dam. Entry is free and when I visited, they were much quieter than the Haku...More
To see right to the bottom of this gorge and then to see it fill with mighty torrents of water is just mind boggling and a sight to behold. The incredible force and fury of nature is truely untamable. This is a must do and...More
A few times each day, after several loud warnings, spill gates from a dam are opened at the top of the Aratiatia rapids and the narrow gorge fills with turbulent water surging past at up to 90,000 litres per second. Whilst you can stand on...More
We were lucky to find out about this from the locals. We had a great position on the bridge so we could see the dam gates opening and how the water flooded the first catchment then flowed down river. It’s worth timing your visit to...More
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The upper section is where you'll see the full power of the river and Rapids. The lower section is beautiful and gives you a good sense of the scale of the river and here you will see the birds and plants and even fish if... More
The upper section is where you'll see the full power of the river and Rapids. The lower section is beautiful and gives you a good sense of the scale of the river and here you will see the birds and plants and even fish if your lucky!! It is all well signposted and marked so you will have no problems!!