On-leash | Point-to-point | Distance: 3 km | Duration: 1 hour | Difficulty: Easy | Good for hot days OR Exposed to the weather

The Spa Park to Huka Falls walk in Taupo is a fantastic outing that combines stunning natural beauty with a bit of adventure. Starting from Spa Park, the trail winds along the banks of the Waikato River, offering gorgeous views of the clear, blue water and lush greenery. It’s a relatively easy walk, suitable for all fitness levels, making it perfect for families, casual walkers, and even your furry friends.

One of the highlights of this walk is the natural hot springs you can take a dip along the way. It’s a refreshing treat, especially if you’re walking on a cooler day. As you continue, you’ll come across serene spots ideal for a picnic or simply relaxing and taking in the tranquil surroundings.

The grand finale of this walk is the breathtaking Huka Falls. The sheer power and volume of water cascading down the falls is awe-inspiring and a perfect reward for your efforts. There’s a viewing platform where you can get up close to the falls and feel the mist on your face.

Overall, the Spa Park to Huka Falls walk is about 3 kilometers one-way and takes around an hour (two hours return) at a leisurely pace. It’s a must-do if you’re in Taupo, offering a mix of relaxation, exercise, and unforgettable scenery.

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  • Time:1 hour
  • Distance:3km
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