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Huka Falls to Spa Park hiking track | Taupo

Published: 3 April 2017
Last Updated: 15 March 2019
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The Walk

The Huka Falls to Spa Park walk is one of 2 available walking tracks to and from the Huka Falls Waterfall, the walk is roughly 5km in distance and a great beginner track for people who just want to get out after work or for a quick weekend activity.

What to expect


The walk itself is pretty nice, you will be invited into the natural surroundings of the Waikato river and get to experience some fabulous views.

The track is well maintained and very wide, it is often full of runners/walkers of all ages, you will see a lot of the river along this track and native plants and birds, there are a lot of places along the track where you can sit down and enjoy the views or take a break from walking.

The track has a few up hills and down hills that are not very hard. depending on which direction you are walking on the track at either end you have something amazing to look at wither it be the thermal hot springs at Spa Park or the raging rapids of Huka Falls.

Fitness level

This is not a very physically demanding track and is suitable for almost any one of any fitness level, it is a great starting track for anyone wanting to get into hiking or trail walking and is a good family walk.

The track can be done as a loop going back and forth or one way depending on your travel requirements.

What to Bring

You don't really need much on this walk but depending on the weather as hot days may require more water than usual.

My suggestions are to bring.

  • Lunch for the look outs and rest spots.
  • Towel / Backpack depending if you want to have a swim in Spa Park.
  • Water, you should stay hydrated when walking and soaking in Hot Springs.
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Article by: Brett
Category : Taupo Hiking

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