Visit the most visited natural attraction in New Zealand on this half day afternoon tour perfect for those with a tight schedule! The Huka Falls are the largest falls on the Waikato River, near Taupo on New Zealand's North Island. The Waikato river is one of New Zealand's longest rivers and it drains Lake Taupo - the largest freshwater lake in all of Australasia.At the Huka Falls, the Waikato River which is normally 100m wide, is forced through a 20 metre wide gorge and over a dramatic 20m drop.Every second up to 220,000 litres of water gushes through the gorge and shoots out over 8 metres beyond to create a beautiful blue/green pool.The name Huka is the Maori word for 'foam', which is appropriate as the falling water and rapids certainly resembles foam, especially under flooding conditions.
This tour departs from the Rotorua Information Centre at 12.30pm. We make a quick stop on the way to drop some passengers at Wai-O-Tapu before carrying on through to Huka Falls. You will have around 30 minutes of free time at Huka Falls. We then head into Taupo for a 2.30pm drop off before heading back through to Rotorua where you will be finished at around 4pm. You also have the option to leave your bags with our driver to drop off at your accommodation and enjoy the walk from Huka Falls through to Taupo. Hotel drop off and pick ups are not available. However, drop offs at accommodation may be arranged with your driver on the day.