Huka Falls are different from the regular waterfalls elsewhere. The Waikato River, normally up to 100 metres wide, abruptly narrows to just 15 metres as it crosses a hard volcanic ledge. This, of course, causes a huge volume of water to collide together, forming a spectacular visual feast of powerful falls and rapids. It was my first sightseeing trip from Taupo after my arrival there at noon. I was lucky to catch the public bus to Falls from Taupo which is commuting just a few times a day. The view from the pedestrian bridge at the falls was spectacular.
I took about 30 minutes riverside walk back to the Taupo which actually took a bit longer because of taking a bath in a hot stream falling into the Waikato river. Do not forget to take your swimming suit with you.
- Read more about my New Zealand trip clicking this link.
- Published by Anita on December 8, 2015
- Travelled December 2015
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Anita is a part time traveler, passionate photographer and a mature career woman
from Latvia, traveling mostly solo for more than 10 years. She is a skilled travel planner
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