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by Janelle (subscribe)
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Published February 21st 2019
Foaming Good Fun

Taupo, Cruise, waterfall, views, family, outdoors, nature, fun
Huka Falls Cruiseboat ( image JW)

Spend a relaxing 90 minutes cruising the longest river in New Zealand to Huka Falls with Huka Falls Cruise. Skippered and crewed by "jack of all trades" Jordan, the boat has comfortable seating inside and outdoor spaces to stand in the fore and aft.

Nature, views, outdoors, waterfalls, cruises
Jordan the trout wrangler (image JW)

As we travelled slowly up the Waikato River, towards the falls, various types of bird life were spotted as well as trout in the shallows. The skipper indicated points of interest and wildlife as well as answering our questions with good humour. Our group was made up of visitors from India, Australia, Canada and New Zealand and everyone spent the time swapping stories and getting to know each other.

Waterfalls, Taupo, cruises, nature, views, family, fun
Huka Falls (image JW)

After passing a geothermal power station and the Huka Prawn Park we reached the falls. Jordan brought the boat into the foaming water several times so that everyone could get a chance to get close. The trip downstream was quicker and Jordan was happy to offer tourism suggestions and advice as well as chat to his passengers.

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Get close to the falls (image JW)

Swimming off the boat in the pristine clear waters of the Waikato is possible if the conditions are suitable. Tea and coffee are complimentary and self serve and there is a toilet on board.

The Huka Falls Cruise is a great value, low adrenaline, family-friendly activity to do whilst in the Taupo area.

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Why? To see Huka Falls from water level
When: Seven days a week at 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 4:30pm during Summer months.
Phone: Free phone 0800 278 336 or book online
Where: Aratiatia Road, Rotokawa near Taupo
Cost: * $39 over people over 15 years, $15 for children 5 -15 years & free for under 5 years.
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