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Hike to Huka Falls

Taupo, New Zealand

based on 1 reviews



3.7 miles

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Added by Lauren Schusterman

Huka Falls is located extremely close to Taupo and offers an easy to do with people of any ability. Enjoy a beautiful waterfall and river and hot pools on the walk in.

This hike begins in the Spa Thermal Park and there is one clear path to follow. After a couple minutes there is a bridge that crosses over a small section of the lake. This section of the lake is formed by several hot pools and is a great place to swim for a bit. From here the trail continues along the left bank of the river. The trail is mostly flat but has occasional slight uphills and downhills.

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Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Hot Springs

Hike to Huka Falls Reviews

Huka falls is an easy walk, with a lot of pay off. I have never seen water like this anywhere in my lifetime, an absolutely insane and dangerous rapid. However very mesmerising to look at all the same!

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