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.

Pack List

  • Walking shoes
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Swimming Suit
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RT Distance 3.7 Miles
Activities Photography, Swimming, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Hot Springs
River
Waterfall

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Must see

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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