Huka Falls Walkway, Taupo

4.7
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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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  • We started from park near Bungay jumping. Walked down to hot pools on river side then onto Huka Falls. About an hour there easy walking. Some steep uphill parts but not too bad. Wide track for prams.....  more »
  • This is not the place to go in the middle of summer, so avoid at that time of the year at all costs. We spent an hour or so here, great views and well worth the visit.  more »
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  • 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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