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The Thundering Waters of Huka Falls

Image Source: Tourism New Zealand. Huka Jet on the Waikato River, Waikato, New Zealand
Huka Jet on the Waikato River
Waikato
Photographer: Huka Jet
(www.hukajet.co.nz)

The beautiful Huka Falls are located near to Huka Village, a short drive north of Taupo, New Zealand.

The Huka Falls are the largest falls on the Waikato River and New Zealand's most visited natural attraction.

The thundering Huka Falls provide a fantastic photo opportunity as you watch more than 220,000 litres of water tumble over the cliff face per second!

Though the Waikato River is normally around 100 metres wide, here the water gushes through a narrow 20-metre wide gorge and shoots out over eight metres to the ground below. The effect is a thundering turmoil of white water dropping to a beautiful blue/green pool at the base of the falls.

A 30-minute riverside walk brings you to several viewing platforms providing excellent vantage points.

You can also take a ride on a boat cruise, or the famous Huka Jet, to see the Huka Falls from an entirely different view point.

The falls are located in Wairakei Tourist Park. There is an Information Centre located by the falls.

Experience the true power of nature at work!

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