Huka Falls River Cruise Taupo | Huka falls only cruise boat
Welcome - Huka Falls Cruise

Welcome To Huka Falls Cruise

An Amazing Day Out

Get up close to Huka falls today!

Huka falls River Cruise is the only Cruise boat that visits Huka Falls. Locally owned and operated our team proudly share a river experience with travellers wanting to visit New Zealand's most visited natural attraction, Huka falls.

"This is a fantastic way to spend 1 hour or so. We just happened to be there at the right time. The boat driver was so informative & a great way to see Huka Falls, you get so close, it's amazing. Tea & coffee are provided on board & an excellent commentary by the driver, better than walking I say"

Huka Falls River Cruise departs from Aratiatia dam carpark daily with trips taking 1 hr 20 minutes. All weather comfortable seating gets you to the Huka falls along the scenic Waikato River. Large viewing areas to take plenty of photos.

Huka Falls Great Lake Taupo....
Located 12 minutes drive from central Taupo.
Huka means "foam" in Maori
240,000 litres of water wash over Huka falls every second at full flow
Waikato river reduces from 100m wide to 20m and creates Huka falls

Book A Cruise Today

Our cruise is the only way you can stand above the turbulent white water and experience the awesome power of the Huka Falls!

Best way to book

Freephone 0800 278 336

If you would like to make a booking for a cruise, the best and easiest way to ensure your spot is to call our freephone number!

Advanced Bookings


If you are looking at booking more than a week in advance please fill in the form on our contact page. We will then contact you to confirm your booking.

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Conference groups, social groups, weddings or school groups, we can specialise a cruise to suit and at a great group rate.

Native Bush

You will be surrounded by some of New Zealand's best native bush.


With sheltered conditions and inside seating we can operate in all weather conditions.

All Ages

Suitable for all ages, so the whole family can experience the awesome Huka Falls.


Native birds, trout and other critters can be spotted while on your river cruise..

November 2017 - Fabfone from Melbourne...
"Excellent cruise"
Great boat trip along the river and right up close to the falls with lots of photo opportunities. The driver Dave was really friendly and informative, giving an informal commentary throughout. I would highly recommend this trip.

October 2017 - Gihuahin from Thailand
"Comfortable trip and view on the Huka Falls water falls"
Perfect organized boat trip to the beautiful Huka water Falls. You departure at the dam and with a bit of luck you can have a view on opening the dam and filling up the water-level.
Beautiful nature and easy parking (including a toilet).
The boat is comfortable and you can be both in and outside Arrived at the waterfall there is an upfront platform to enhance the view. Free coffee and tee and a lot of interesting information during the trip. You sail through a fantastic nature and the fall is impressive. Total duration approx one and a half hour. Definitively recommendable

Cruise Times


All Year


All Year


All Year


Summer Only



5 - 15 years

Under 5's

Under 5 years, One per adult

Family Package

2 adults + 2 children. 
(1 child goes free)


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