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Huka Falls River Cruise

Aratiatia Dam Carpark, Taupo, New Zealand
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Great trip.

A must if you’re in the area. Great trip especially with kids. I really didn’t fancy trying to get... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robert D
via mobile
Great Cruise

What a wonderful relaxing river trip, great humerous commentery by owner, & when you get up to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alison G
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Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
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“flora and fauna” (11 reviews)
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Aratiatia Dam Carpark, Taupo, New Zealand
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"huka falls"
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"flora and fauna"
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"aratiatia dam"
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"complimentary tea and coffee"
in 8 reviews
"informative commentary"
in 12 reviews
"bird life"
in 11 reviews
"take photos"
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"jet boat"
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"plenty of photo opportunities"
in 5 reviews
"comfortable boat"
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"black swans"
in 5 reviews
"great trip"
in 15 reviews
"great photos"
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"quick dip"
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"his knowledge"
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"fantastic value"
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"highly recommend this trip"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must if you’re in the area. Great trip especially with kids. I really didn’t fancy trying to get a 3yo and 5yo on to a jet boat to see the falls so this was perfect. The skipper was brilliant, informative and funny. Having been...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful relaxing river trip, great humerous commentery by owner, & when you get up to the falls......WOW it was so exciting. far better than having a look down from the bridge. Tea & Coffee served on board, just go , you will not...More

Thank Alison G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a magical trip on the river. Peaceful and beautiful. Recommend standing at the front of the boat when you get close to the falls. Peter the company owner and boat driver was knowledgeable and friendly . Highly recommend !

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking at Huka Falls from the bridge was great but feeling the power of the falls from the cruise was just truely amazing! Fantastic commentary from Dave, he was right that my wife cannot get seasick from this cruise! Highly recommended - definitely a must...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dave was wonderful - from booking the trip to the commentary on the boat. There was also free coffee/tea on the boat. We got up close and personal to the Huka Falls. Just magic.

Thank Robyn B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are so pleased we booked with Huka Falls River Cruise, we took our three kids and we all loved every aspect of the trip. Dave was so informative, he certainly knew his stuff and was an awesome guide. We will do this trip again...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

We visited this event on a beautiful sunny day. Luckily there were very few people on the boat with us so we had lots of space to walk around both inside and out. The travel up to the falls was pleasant but the falls are...More

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Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2018

Thanks for your great comments

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

Such an enjoyable journey up the river to Huka falls! The tour operator - Dave - was full of information about the area both historic and current. A more relaxing alternative to the jet boat ride, this river cruise would suit all ages - in...More

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Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2018

Delightful comment, thanks from Dave and the team.

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Very relaxing. Staff friendly full off knowledge. Lovely experience everyone chatting. Recommended other experiences to try. Getting up close to falls great. Would recommend, value for money!

Thank lbwrightson
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Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Thanks for the comment, hope you enjoyed the Taupo region.

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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a lot our boat ride. Great storytelling on the falls and the region in general,. The crew was very kind, helpful and funny. We saw many birds, fishes and of course the beautiful Huka falls from close. Kids were also allowed to drive the...More

Thank Claire C
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Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Thanks for your great feedback

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MLYang
November 17, 2016|
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Response from Dave K | Property representative |
River is always calm, and we have had no problem with sea sickness
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Amanda Y
November 16, 2016|
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Response from Dave K | Property representative |
Toddlers are fine, there is also room for your stroller if required.
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Cam L
April 7, 2016|
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Response from Paul G | Reviewed this property |
They don't use an email address as they spend a lot of their time either on the water or the riverbank. They use a phone which redirects to the mobile they have at the riverbank. 0800 278336
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