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    Huka Falls Waterfall, Lake Taupo, New Zealand

October 17, 2016

Huka Falls has always been literally Lake Taupo’s biggest attraction!. The falls are easily accessible from Huka falls Road as you come into Taupo driving on the Thermal Explorer Highway. There is a perfect viewing platform/bridge that crosses the Waikato River right above the Falls. There is plenty of car parking and a small shop to purchase an Ice-cream or postcard to send home.

For those with a little more energy, a great way to see the falls is to walk from Town. Spa Park to Huka Falls takes about 40 minutes each way. Check out the Map we made showing the walk and distance

More info on Walking Tracks click this link to the Department of Conservations website
More Track Info Click here


More Facts on Huka Falls…

220,000 litres of water a second
Huka means Foam in Maori
Waikato River goes from 100 metres wide to 15 metres to create the Falls
The water temperature varies between 10-22 Degrees
Height of the Falls changes between 7-9.5 metres
The beautiful Blue Colour of the water is due to the water reflecting Blue light
Over 60 years ago there was a small hydroelectric Power station below the falls that supplied Power to the area
The Rate or speed of the water flow is regulated upstream by Mighty River Power


It is only 10 minutes drive from the Best Water Fall in New Zealand to the best Jet Boat Ride. CLICK HERE for directions

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