Huka Falls Walkway, Taupo

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Must see · Waterfall · Hiking Trail
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Hike or bike the trails around Huka Falls Walkway, draining the country's largest lake by surface area and appealing to both amateur photographers and adventure seekers. Just upstream from the mighty falls, the Waikato River enters a rugged canyon and narrows abruptly from 100 m (328 ft) down to just 15 m (49 ft) across. The sudden constriction of the river's flow creates massive pressure that helps make Waikato's dramatic 10 m (33 ft) splash into a freshwater pool all the more spectacular. Walk a footbridge to admire the force of the falls, which the native tribes called "Hukanui," the Great Body of Spray. To get even closer to the roaring waters, try jet boating on the river. Plan to visit Huka Falls Walkway during your Taupo vacation using our convenient Taupo road trip planning site.
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  • Enjoyed our morning walk at the spectacular Huka falls. We traversed both sides and had beautiful views of the falls and river. 
    Enjoyed our morning walk at the spectacular Huka falls. We traversed both sides and had beautiful views of the falls and river.  more »
  • Awesome walk hearing the falls roaring alongside the track. Water is vibrant blue. Track is flat and suitable for everyone. 
    Awesome walk hearing the falls roaring alongside the track. Water is vibrant blue. Track is flat and suitable for everyone.  more »
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  • Great walk undulating with quite steep areas with both my knees having reattached operations I found it was challenging. Beautiful views & dog friendly walk highly recommended enjoy.
  • Cycled around the track. Track goes passed the Huka Falls. Great view, with the roar of the water. Very popular stop.

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