Spa Thermal Park to Huka Falls walk

Walk along the banks of the Waikato River from the hot springs in Spa Thermal Park to the spectacular Huka Falls.

From the Spa Thermal Park car park, follow the signs towards the Waikato River. Near the start of the track a bridge crosses a natural hot stream, Otumuheke Stream, where you can enjoy a free hot soak. From here the well-defined track winds along the riverbank, offering lovely views along the way. The walk finishes at the spectacular Huka Falls.

From Huka Falls you can continue on to Aratiatia Rapids. The walking track continues along the river to the Aratiatia hydro dam and rapids. This is an additional 4 hour return walk.

Car parking facilities are available at Spa Thermal Park, Huka Falls and the Aratiatia Dam. Dogs are permitted on this track.

Distance 3km
Grade (1 - 5) 2
Time required 2hrs
Toilets Yes, toilet facilities at Spa Thermal Park and Huka Falls

Physical address:
Spa Thermal Park
Tauhara
Taupō