Aratiatia Rapids

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Aratiatia Rapids
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Sumac2010
Martinborough, New Zealand107 contributions
Fantastic
May 2021
Re-living a childhood memory, the excitement of huge quantities of water crashing through the Aratiatia Rapids was just as exciting for an adult. Such power and glory!
Written 25 May 2021
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Nina B
Auckland Central, New Zealand237 contributions
Free Attraction
Apr 2021
It is amazing to see the dam open and the water rush down and fill up the canyon. This happens several times a day (10am, 12pm and 2pm). we watched it from the lower viewing platform and it was fantastic. You can also watch it from the bridge or from the higher platform. The lower one is 5 minutes away from the road and the higher one 10 minutes.
Written 27 April 2021
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waynehannah2018
Christchurch, New Zealand42 contributions
Its FREE and WORTH A LOOK
Mar 2021
Goes off every couple of hours. Its all over in 15 minutes. Pretty good to see the dam release and the valley flood. Good to take the kids
Written 8 April 2021
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Glenda R
3 contributions
Spectacular
Mar 2021
You need to be there at the time they release the water to get the best view. To see it flow over the top and dance down the rocks is great.
Written 23 March 2021
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BP
New Zealand4 contributions
Dam Gates Opening
Mar 2021
Spectacular view of the water crashing down over the riverbed rocks when dam gates open. Great spot to watch is from the "mid-point" viewing spot on the trail across the road from the dam.
Written 22 March 2021
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Jan F
New Plymouth, New Zealand30 contributions
Awesome Sight!!
Mar 2021
No matter how many times I see this, I never tire of the view, the splendour & the sheer power of the water. Awesome to see.... then go on the rapids jet!! WOW!!!!!
Written 8 March 2021
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
SPECTACULAR SCENERY FROM THE LOOKOUT POINT.
Mar 2020
Aratiatia Rapids is one of the most popular natural attraction which is scenic route for Waikato River between it and Huka Falls.
Written 22 February 2021
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pamlloyd2020
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
Crashing water
Feb 2021
Exciting watch the water come crashing down the rocks, great viewing.Good to do with a family, will be going back as there are at least 3 places to view them from.
Written 20 February 2021
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GlennDawson1710
Tauranga, New Zealand12 contributions
Raw power
Feb 2021
The family were amazed at the power of the water flow. Operating 10,12,2 and 4pm Worth an hour on a quiet day.
Written 8 February 2021
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missktuck
Rotorua, New Zealand70 contributions
Repeat visitor, repeatedly impressed!
Feb 2021 • Friends
This is a great free attraction for all ages. Worth taking the trek to the midway viewing platform to watch the release then after 15min head uphill to the top platform for more views. Gorgeous waters!
Written 4 February 2021
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