Huka Falls is the largest falls on the Waikato River, near Taupo on New Zealand’s North Island and the most visited natural attraction in New Zealand.
Took a short 15 minute scenic walk along the banks of the Waikato River to a lookout point facing the Huka Falls. It was breathtaking to see.
Just a short 10 minute walk took us to the main entry and another viewing lookout which appeared the most crowded; it’s where the tour buses park and unload.
A foot bridge right at the top of the falls puts you in a prime position to get up close and witness the powerful display of water. I was truly drawn by the sound of the water rushing through this narrow stretch. https://youtu.be/WwXBpR03gkk
Every second up to 57,117 gallons of water gushes through the gorge and shoots out over 26 feet below mm to create a beautiful blue/green pool. The cascading waterfall made a dramatic statement as it fell and created a foamy blue scene below. I loved watching this magnificent natural flow and truly found it spectacular. https://youtu.be/jJzjlY5VoHk
The waters roar and rumble along the ravine as it travels with great speed is such a powerful sound. https://youtu.be/7eQzA6AQ4q4
Huka Falls is spectacularly powerful as well as beautiful. Viewing the rushing water travel through the narrow ravine with such force and seeing it cascade to a foamy pool below was truly amazing. It’s a definite must see and it costs nothing!