Huka Falls Walkway, Taupo

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Must see · Waterfall · Hiking Trail
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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  • This is a regular stop for us when we visit Taupō as it is so spectacular. However this time, the bridge crossing the falls was shaking significantly as we crossed it. Very odd as it had never...  more »
  • Amazing place to really appreciate New Zealand’s natural beauty. Mind blowing amount of water that passes under your feet as you stand on the viewing bridge.  more »
  • NOTE: This point is the START of a walkway up to Huka Falls - there is a car park right up by the falls, if you prefer. However, I'd full recommend the walk. It's easy going, with some fantastic views across the river. Also takes you passed the hot pools.
  • Beautiful trail suitable for all ages Along the riverside, nice and greenly path, while most part covered by trees The entire journey will take approximately 2 hours round trip Toilets facilities (with small fee) available next to the Falls Highly recommended

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