Huka Falls River Cruise info

Huka Falls River Cruise is an all-weather activity and suitable for the whole family. The cruise departs daily and is 1 hour and 20 minutes long. Sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning views of the Waikato River and Huka Falls with our experienced local guides. Well-behaved dogs are welcome with their owners.


Awesome Views

Get the best views of Huka Falls from our comfortable inside seating area, large rear deck and front viewing platform.

Real New Zealand Experience

Experience crystal clear water, birdlife, native bush lined riverbanks and natural hot streams.

Complimentary Drinks

Enjoy complimentary tea and coffee while enjoying the commentary from our local guides.

Excellent Photo Opportunity

This is an excellent cruise for breath taking photography. The water is always calm so we can operate in all weathers.

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Best way to book

Freephone 0800 278 336

If you would like to make a booking for a cruise the best and easiest way is to call our freephone number.


Advanced Bookings


If you would like to book a cruise in advance please fill in the online form. We will then contact you to confirm your booking.

Cruise Options

Daily Cruise Times




4.30pm (summer only)

Adult Pass


15 years +

Child Pass


5 – 15 years

Family Package


2 Adults + 2 Children

Under 5's Free

For safety reasons, only one under 5 is permitted per adult

Dog Friendly

 Well-behaved dogs are welcome onboard with their owners.


Check out what our customers have said!

Really worth while

I’ve been wanting to do this cruise for awhile now so we decided to do it on our honeymoon recently. The cruise was really worth while the commentary was great, the guy running it was fantastic. The cruise is definitely value for money will definitely be back again in the near future.

Kimberley C

Great fun

We went on the huka falls river cruise yesterday and as the meeting point was in the ariatiara dam car park we were able to combine watching the Dan gates being opened before and after the cruise. Dave our host was great giving us a really interesting dialogue as we cruised to the falls , once at the falls which were spectacular he kept circling so we could all get our photos taken. I would recommend this trip to anyone visiting the area as its well worth it.

Kenneth S

Amazing experience Huka Falls River Cruise dont miss it!

What a great experience to see the huka falls so close. The beautiful scenery of the Waikato river, lots of birds. Comfortable boat and all the information about the area that Dave our friendly guide provided us made our tour more interesting.

Jessica Falconi

The best and closest way to see the Huka Falls

ally enjoyed this river cruise and getting up so close to the Falls themselves. The driver provided an interesting commentary as we cruised up and down the river and we had several ‘runs’ up to the Falls so plenty of opportunity to take photos. There weren’t that many people on our cruise and hardly any made use of the platform at the front of the boat which didn’t make any sense to us as it was definitely the best place to view the Falls themselves. We also stayed out there for the whole trip back down the river (with the platform all to ourselves!) and we could still hear the commentary outside. Free tea & coffee were also provided on board. Very enjoyable 🙂

Heather JC68

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