Huka Falls, New Zealand

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.

Huka Falls Walk

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.

Huka Falls Main Entrance

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!

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