Huka Falls are a set of waterfalls just outside of Taupo along the Waikato River. A few hundred metres upstream from the Huka Falls, the Waikato River narrows from approximately 100 metres across into a canyon only 15 metres across.
The volume of water flowing through often approaches 220,000 litres per second. The flow rate is regulated by Mighty River Power through the Taupo Control Gates as part of their hydro system planning, with Waikato Regional Council dictating flows during periods of downstream flooding in the Waikato River catchment.
Any trip to Taupo would not be complete without a visit to the Huka Falls. There is a small footbridge that crosses the narrow part of the river. Not only can you hear you can literally feel the force of the water rushing beneath your feet. It really is an awesome sight. From here walk along the shores of the rapids to take in sights of the falls.
Huka Falls is famous for its aqua blue colour which is clearly visible through the whitewash. The Dulux colour represents the blue of the falls.