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Huka Falls Walkway, Taupo

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Must see · Waterfall · Hiking Trail
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Hike or bike the trails around Huka Falls Walkway, draining the country's largest lake by surface area and appealing to both amateur photographers and adventure seekers. Just upstream from the mighty falls, the Waikato River enters a rugged canyon and narrows abruptly from 100 m (328 ft) down to just 15 m (49 ft) across. The sudden constriction of the river's flow creates massive pressure that helps make Waikato's dramatic 10 m (33 ft) splash into a freshwater pool all the more spectacular. Walk a footbridge to admire the force of the falls, which the native tribes called "Hukanui," the Great Body of Spray. To get even closer to the roaring waters, try jet boating on the river. Plan to visit Huka Falls Walkway during your Taupo vacation using our convenient Taupo road trip planning site.
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  • The power behind these waterfalls almost sucks you in. We were able to manoeuvre my wheelchair to a few of the observation spots and even saw the Huka Rapid boat while we were there too. This is a....  more
    The power behind these waterfalls almost sucks you in. We were able to manoeuvre my wheelchair to a few of the observation spots and even saw the Huka Rapid boat while we were there too. This is a....  more »
  • Fantastic views of this powerful waterfall from many vantage points. It's free and offers exceptional photo opportunities. The only thing is the signage isn't great (and sometimes confusing to the... 
    Fantastic views of this powerful waterfall from many vantage points. It's free and offers exceptional photo opportunities. The only thing is the signage isn't great (and sometimes confusing to the...  more »
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  • Beautiful walk along the Waikato river. It says it's 1.5hr walking but we have done it in 30 mins one way with our kids from the Otumuheke cafe. You can hear Huka falls way before you see them. We got a coffee and icecream in the cafe on the way back which we really enjoyed. Had a nice afternoon here.
  • Definitely a beautiful walk & mostly flat (a few inclines and dips) Would highly recommend doing the walk over driving straight to huka falls car park as it makes the experience so much more rewarding. You can see the river the entire time.

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