New Zealand’s longest river, the Waikato River flows magically from Lake Taupō to the mouth of Huka Falls. These falls are unlike any that you will see in other areas of New Zealand, these falls pass through a deep narrow gorge of volcanic rock, creating an unimaginable effect much like a fire hose bursting out gallons of water. They spill out over 220,000 litres of water per second.
The water crashes and roars as it bursts at insane speeds out over the Huka Falls and down the 11 metre drop to below. For the most spectacular view of this magical occurrence, there is a foot bridge directly at the top of the falls allowing you to witness the powerful display of nature with your very eyes.
The beauty of the falls doesn’t have to stop there, if you want the chance to be further immersed in the fury of the water, a jet boat ride or river cruise are a perfect way to spend your day. If you prefer the water views from the land, hike amongst the Huka Falls trail, to witness the tranquil surrounds of the Waikato River.
To keep a snapshot of these magnificent views, there are multiple vantage points to capture the perfect photo of nature’s wonderland.
The Huka falls are approximately 1.6kms north of Taupō and they can be accessed via a bus that passes through the circuit of attractions several times a day.