Huka Falls tracks, Taupo

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Hike or bike the trails around Huka Falls tracks, 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 tracks during your Taupo vacation using our convenient Taupo road trip planning site .
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  • The amount of water that storms through really impressed me! So much noise. The colours were also very nice. It gives you good shots to take home. A must do if you are around  more »
  • Start the track before the spa thermal park. You get to walk beside the steaming stream until it joins the main river that forms Huka falls. It's a good 2 to 2.5 hours walk with some modest changes in...  more »
  • Cleanest water in a river I have ever seen. Spectacular Best to take turn off highway at the sign and not at the park and walk 15 minutes, unless you want to climb up quite a steep hill on way back to...  more »
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  • Great spot to stop for a look and refresh from a drive. Easy to walk around get some good photos though pretty touristy. Parking was okay but could get pretty busy. Great view. 50 cents to use the toilet though.
  • The falls and the area are _beautiful_ and well worth the visit. My rating is lower because of the setup with the toilets and shop. You have to pay 50c to use the toilet, in cash, which means you probably have to buy something in the shop to get the 50c coin. As a result lots of people are using the forest as a toilet, which is not only disguising but also polluting. There isn’t even a drinking fountain there, despite being on a _fantastic_ walking and biking trail.
  • It's really a awesome place. If I get time i will go again to see the beauty of Huka Falls. I have dream to visit Canadian world largest falls. But it's give me more pleasure about water falls. If you have time go and give your mind And refreshment .
  • Superb views and what an amazing site. Be aware of crowds in summer. Main car park will more than probably be full. Probably better to park at the 'park and walk' stop and then walk down to the falls (only 15 minutes). A great place to stop during long trips on state Highway 1. Especially out of summer as you'll be able to park right next to the falls. Highly recommended.
  • Spectacular views of beautiful blue waterfall, my photos don't do it justice. Easy walk from carpark and good viewing areas. There is a small souvenir shop and 50c fee to use toilets, but no charge to see Huka Falls.
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