Environment and Community

Two ladies enjoying the view from the rear deck of Huka Falls River Cruise



The natural environment of Aratiatia Dam & Rapids, Huka Falls, and the Waikato River are stunning and very important to us. We see ourselves as kaitiaki or guardians of the environment for the next generations.

Our purpose-built riverboat was constructed with the environment in mind. The boat is powered by exceptionally clean burning 4-stroke motors that run high thrust propellers. These motors allow for quiet, smooth operation perfect for cruising. The boat’s hull has a very shallow draft and is made from super-light aluminium. This means that the boat produces the smallest possible wake and has very little if any, environmental impact on the riverbanks.

In 2010, we started a pest trapping program alongside Predator Free Taupo to help increase native birdlife in the area. This satisfying work has seen great results with the return of bird species such as kereru, morepork and whiteheads.

As well as this our staff hold annual river clean ups to collect any discarded rubbish along the banks of the river. We have maintained the Aratiatia Dam & Rapids car park since 2001 to ensure that it is clean and safe.

The team are actively involved in Greening Taupo planting days – a locally run regeneration programme to see more native plants growing. 



We feel privileged to work and live in Taupo and want to support our local community whenever we can.

Local’s Day is a chance for us to help fundraise for a good cause each year. All fares charged on that day go towards a worthy community cause.

Over the years we have raised $50,000 for the community which has benefitted local schools, sporting groups, Life Education Trust, Taupo Maternity, Taupo Parent Centre and local families.









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