Our driver-cum-guide informed us that we take the State Highway 27 and then the State Highway 1 to reach the place within three and a half hours. We traveled a good 275 kilometers when we reached the spot. The Huka Falls is open from 8 am to 6 pm. The driver left us at the parking facility, the north of Taupo.
Making our way to the foot bridge, which is built to experience the mind-blowing display of water, we were frightened at the enormous speed and power the water was landing in the pool below. A few people were engaged in the jet boat ride to experience the fall. In fact, we didn’t want to as I was terrified by the force of the water flow.
I could hear the gushing sound of the water at every turn and we were near to the falls. I had unbridled fun clicking photos of the fall at some vantage points. We then passed the natural hot springs at the Otumureke Stream; the view of the Waikato River was amazing.
I got to know that there were some hot spots near the Taupo Lake. Though I wanted to soak in the pool, I didn’t for we had a few more things to do and it was getting late.