Huka Falls Lookout

Free experience
Huka Falls Lookout

What you can expect

Looking over the impressive Huka Falls on the Waikato River, the Huka Falls Lookout is a great, inexpensive way to experience this impressive natural attraction. There are various walking trails in the region that lead to the lookout platform, the most popular of which is a short 10 minute journey from the Huka Falls carpark. Crossing the bridge and travelling 167 metres will take you to a number of various lookout points over the rushing river. If you're looking for a longer walking trail, the Spa Park to Huka Falls trail stretches along 3 kilometres and takes around 1.5 hours to complete. The pleasant trail takes walkers along the Waikato River and continues further on to the Aratiatia Rapids after the falls if you're looking for an even longer journey. Bring your camera and a loud voice as the sights are breathtaking yet loud.


What you need to know

  • Trails Huka Falls Lookout Walk
  • 10 minute trail
  • 167 metres
  • From carpark to falls
  • Several lookout points Spa Park to Huka Falls Walk
  • 1 hour 30 minute trail
  • 3 kilometres
  • From Taupo central to Huka Falls
  • Relatively easy trail
  • Suitable for all ages Huka Falls to Aratiatia Rapids Track
  • 2 hour walk / 45 minute mountain bike ride
  • 7 kilometres
  • From Huka Falls to Aratiatia Dam
  • incredible river views Rotary Ride
  • 30 minute ride
  • 6 kilometres
  • Spa Park to Huka Falls
Impressive rushing waterfall
Iconic Taupo natural attraction
Free lookout points
Scenic walking trails
Mountain biking tracks
Breathtaking sight
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