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Huka Falls River Cruise

Aratiatia Dam Carpark, Taupo, New Zealand
+64 800 278 336
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Comfortable and interesting!

My partner and I went here in July. We arrived for the morning cruize and luckily since we went off... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Aiste B
Amazing!!

Huka Falls cruise starts from the same place as aratitia dam (plz do not confuse this for Huka... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Neha B
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Aratiatia Dam Carpark, Taupo, New Zealand
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+64 800 278 336

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

My partner and I went here in July. We arrived for the morning cruize and luckily since we went off season we were the only ones on the boat! The guide said that the boat does not leave unless it has 4 people on it,...More

Thank Aiste B
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thanks very much for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed your trip.

Reviewed 23 August 2017

Huka Falls cruise starts from the same place as aratitia dam (plz do not confuse this for Huka falls jet which is at a different place. This is exactly where we got wrong and rushed to huka falls jet after seeing the dam opening at...More

Thank Neha B
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thanks for your comments, we have recently installed new big signage at the Aratiatia Dam, and a sign written van also, so hopefully others will not make the same mistake. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday.

Reviewed 30 July 2017

This was a very pleasant cruise taking you up by the Huka Falls. The children got a chance to steer the boat which was an added bonus for them. The skipper was very knowledgeable and friendly. Overall, a great short trip.

Thank mrnothersan
Dave K, Manager at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks for your great comments. We take pride in being a family orientated activity for all ages glad your kids enjoyed it too. We time our cruise with the Aratiatia dam openings so they go for approx 1 1/2hrs which seems to suit most.

Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Thanks guys for a fun afternoon. Chilled out cruise up the river, lovely photos of the Huka. Best way to see the falls on the water.

Thank anja-f-atv
Dave K, Manager at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks for the great review glad you're enjoyed cruising with us

Reviewed 20 July 2017

I really enjoyed this activity! The guides were really nice and talkative. It was very relaxing and the views were really pretty. Huka Falls was incredible and I really liked how the captains brought us really close to the falls several times and waited for...More

Thank Tori L
Dave K, Manager at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks for your review. Hope to see your again one day.

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere on this 90 minute cruise which catered very well to kids of all ages. The family pass was great value. The boat was clean and offered free hot beverages too. It goes right up to the falls and offers excellent...More

Thank Nurunesa
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thanks for your comment we are glad you enjoyed your cruise.

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The cruise was a wonderful, relaxed way to see part of the river, hear from the guide about the history of the area, and experience THE MOST spectacular view of the Huka Falls - exactly what we had hoped for. When we got to the...More

Thank Briony W
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you very much for your great comments, we're glad you enjoyed your cruise with us.

Reviewed 30 June 2017

We had seen the Huka Falls from above and near the dam, so wanted to experience it actually on the river, up close and personal. It was a small boat, nice and clean with plenty of places to sit and move around (we were fortunate...More

Thank abnil
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Thanks very much for your comments, glad you enjoyed your time in Taupo and New Zealand, and managed to get up Te Mata Peak

Reviewed 27 June 2017

A must do activity when staying in Taupo. Spectacular scenery and an amazing view of these spectacular Falls. Dave is a wonderful host and gives a very good commentary along the way of the sights and the history. Need a nice sunny day though for...More

Thank jkloveday
Dave K, Owner at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Cheers we really appreciate the great comments, hope you enjoyed your stay in Taupo

Reviewed 31 May 2017

This was a great cruise. It took about 1.5 hours round trip. The guide was friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. Tea and coffee were available on the boat. The views from the river and at the base of the Huka Falls was aweseome....More

Thank Tracy J
Dave K, Manager at Huka Falls River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thanks for your great review. You summed up our cruise perfectly. Yes it does pay to book in advance especially over the summer holidays. Hope to see your again some time soon.

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MLYang
16 November 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
15 November 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
7 April 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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