Aratiatia Dam Release, Huka Falls & Tokaanu Thermal Walk
From NZD $249.00
Duration: 10 Hours (approx.)
Location: Taupo, Waikato, North Island
Product code: PUTC01
Along the Mighty Waikato River close to Huka Falls is the Aratiatia Dam. Every day at 10am, 12pm and 2pm the flood gates of the Dam are opened and the valley below is turned into white water rapids. Get there about 15 minutes before to get the best view from one of the 3 lookout points above the valley. The same rapids were used to film scenes for The Lord of the Rings movies. This is a sight to be seen when you are visiting the Taupo area.
Huka falls is a must see activity when you visit Taupo. This 11 metre natural waterfall pumps out 220,000 litres per second and can be viewed from many great viewing platforms around the river. There are also many walking tracks around the area ranging from 5 minutes to 2 hours in length so you can take in the beautiful native forests that surround the mighty Waikato river.
Tokaanu Thermal Walk is located at the southern end of lake Taupo This natural geothermal area of hot mineral pools and hot mud pools are set to a beautiful backdrop of native bush and takes around 30 minutes
Pick up and drop off from Auckland central
The hot water and mud pools are very very hot! Care must be taken when visiting this area not to fall in. Children must be supervised at all times.
No attraction tickets included