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Huka Falls

Raging white water

Huka Falls

The waters of the mighty Waikato, New Zealand’s longest river, go from being relatively gently flowing to being funnelled into a 15m-wide chasm, turning into a swirling, raging torrent for 300m before exploding as Huka Falls, an extremely impressive 11m waterfall, then carrying on flowing north like a normal river.

It’s stunning stuff only 5km north of Taupo on Huka Falls Rd. There’s carparking with the falls only a short walk away.

Stand directly above the raging waters on a footbridge. There are a number of walking and biking trails alongside the river.

It’s also possible to take a jetboat to the base of the falls.

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Huka Falls

Cycling & Mountain Biking

Short Walks


Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by Andy Rogers