Huka Falls

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  • Address: Taupo 3377, New Zealand
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Nature
Tickets From $85.47

Formed on the Waikato river, the Huka Falls breaks the routine city-life scenes and forms the perfect day spot for nature lovers. The Huka falls’ volume is controlled by the Control Gates Bridge (installed in 1941) that regulates the water inflow from lake Taupo. The Waikato river has nine hydro-electric power stations that use water from the lake. Did you know the volume of water flowing through the falls amounts to 222,000 litters per second? At the waterfall, the 100 metres wide river suddenly narrows down to a minimal 15 meters- forcing the water to form the powerful falls.

Today, the waterfall is one of the most scenic places around Taupo and offers a getaway for avid trekkers. The place also offers Jet-boats for visitors. Explore the track from Spa Park to the Huka Falls and if you love biking you can take the ‘Rotary ride’ track that offers you beautiful panoramic views of the river and the surrounding greenery. The Huka falls lookout point is the highlight of the walking track- giving you a breath-taking view of the majestic falls with beautiful blue whirls of water gushing from a height of 11 meters! If you are in the mood for a picnic, the falls promise a good time with a fabulous view!

Huka Falls Travel Tips

  • Try to rent a bike to explore the surrounding area.
  • Do carry snacks/ food with you and wear comfortable clothes with sturdy shoes.

Entrance Ticket Details For Huka Falls

  • Call up the organisers for tour prices if you want to take a local tour.

Huka Falls Hours

  • If you are opting for a local tour, call up the organisers for tour timings and reservation.
  • The car park is locked from 6.00 pm to 8.00 am in summer (daylight savings), and 5:30 pm to 8.00 am in winter.

How to Reach Huka Falls

  • By Bus: at Huka Falls, Wairakei 3377
  • By Taxi
  • By hiring a Push Bike.
  • By Renting a Car/ Bike.

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  • Huka Falls Address: Taupo 3377, New Zealand
  • Huka Falls Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Huka Falls(preferred time): 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Huka Falls: 06:00 Hrs
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