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All reviews flood gates viewing platform dam opens raging torrent the river dam release gates opened four times opening times water release water level vantage point certain times car park free activity great free attraction power station
Such an amazing free thing to do. The walk to the first lookout is only 5min and easy. But not wheelchair or buggy accessible but those in wheels could watch from the bridge.
A must do when visiting Taupo
The rapids are lovely before and after they open the dam. Get there 15 mins before to get a nice spot or go to the look out. I thought the mid viewing point was nicest but seeing it from all view points was good and...More
Fantastic to view, nice easy walk from the dam gates to a couple of lookouts. When the water is released its awesome. BE AWARE a siren is sounded in plenty of time to get a good photo opportunity spot, or if you're stupid enough to...More
Arrived at the Dam to watch the scheduled water release into the rocky chasm of the river bed that now flows empty with the dam.
Great sight and we can only wonder at the power if the river. Later in the afternoon while on the...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!!