Aratiatia Dam Release
From NZD $199.00
Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
Location: Taupo, Waikato, North Island
Product code: PS6UVF
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 from The Lord of the Rings movie. This is a sight to be seen when you are visiting the Taupo area.
If you would also like to take in the spectacular view of the Huka Falls, there is a 2 hour scenic walking track between the rapids and the Huka Falls that takes you along the Waikato River.
Pick up and drop off from Auckland central
No attraction tickets included