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Experience the best views of New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction, Huka Falls with Huka Falls River Cruise.

Enjoy incredible views of this spectacular waterfall in comfort with Huka Falls River Cruise’s purpose-built river boat. Sit back and relax as we glide along the Waikato River, New Zealand’s longest river, to Huka Falls. Experience the crystal clear water, birdlife, natural hot streams and the native tree-lined bush with our informative local guides.

Enjoy the views and capture the best photos from our open-air large rear deck and front viewing platforms. You’ll get so close to the falls that you can feel the spray on your face.

The river is always calm so this family friendly, 1 hour 20 minute cruise can operate in all weather. Complimentary tea and coffee is available in the comfortable inside seating area. Watch the opening of the Aratiatia Dam create spectacular rapids before or after your cruise.

This experience departs and returns to Aratiatia Dam, approximately 15 minutes drive north of Taupo.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Dave & Ange Kilmister have owned & operated Huka Falls River Cruise for over 20 years, and love combining their passion for the natural environment with tourism. The backbone of the business remains family after all those years, with the environment & community always at the forefront of the business also. We love the gentle, relaxing nature of this activity, and feel this couples well with the impressive natural power of Huka Falls to showcase this stunning part of NZ. It is a safe, warm & fun experience that you & the family will never forget!

River Boat To The Base Of Huka Falls

1 Hour 30 Minutes

$179 NZD

Experience the force of the Huka Falls on a scenic cruise up the Waikato River. With onboard commentary and a fully enclosed cabin this is a comfortable and dry way to get close to Huka Falls.

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Huka Falls River Cruise

Important Information
  • All-weather activity
  • Suitable for the whole family
  • Cruises Depart Daily at 10:30, 12:30, 2:30 & 4:40 (4:30 is Summertime only)
  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome on board
  • Under 5’s go free (only one under five per adult for safety reasons)

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