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Soak under a waterfall or in the natural rock pools whilst taking in the stunning views of the deep green, crystal-clear waters of the mighty Waikato River, New Zealand’s longest river.
Adjacent to Otumuheke Stream is the start of the Huka Trail which leads to Huka Falls, New Zealand’s most visited natural attraction. The trail follows the banks of the Waikato River, showcasing spectacular scenery whilst taking hikers through areas of native bush before arriving at the Falls. This walk will take two hours return for those of average fitness and is the perfect way to discover some of the most beautiful natural surroundings of the area.
Free. Gates open 7.00am - 8.00pm.
Ride a network of trails that wind along the Waikato River, connecting Taupo town with Huka Falls, Aratiatia Dam, Wairakei Tourist Park and Craters Mountain Bike Park.
Lil Something kiosk café is located at Taupo's iconic Spa Thermal Park next to Otumuheke Stream (free hot pools). Coffee, ice-cream, milkshakes, fruit smoothies and good banter!
Warm geothermal waters from Otumuheke Stream flow gently into the Waikato River at Spa Thermal Park, providing a hot spot where bathers can relax in healing mineral water.
Walk along the banks of the Waikato River from the hot springs in Spa Thermal Park to the spectacular Huka Falls.