Huka Falls Walkway

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County Avenue, Taupo, North Island.

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Scenic walkway along the Waikato River that leads to viewing balconies overlooking Huka Falls. Dogs allowed. Keep dogs under control at all times. Time: 10 min Distance: 167 m From the Huka Falls carpark, cross the bridge over the falls and turn left. There are several lookout points on this easy access walk to take advantage of the views of the spectacular Huka Falls. The incredible volume of water tumbling over the falls is due to the Waikato River being forced through a channel of hard rock only 15 m wide and 10 m deep. The river emerges with a rush at the northern end to form the falls. The level of the river above the falls is controlled by the Control Gates Bridge. Installed in 1941, the gates allow water stored in Lake Taupo to be used for generating power through the Waikato River's nine hydro-electric powerstations. Flow rates increase depending on power demands, which in turn can alter the height of the Huka Falls from 7 to 9.5 m.

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Lat: -38.672644 Lng: 176.088155

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LottieGC96

Closed due to fallen trees and broken bridge. Check DOC website for details and updates.

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