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Aratiatia Rapids

Taupo

  • Lookout
  • Pit stop
  • Waterfall

These surging rapids are formed when the Aratiatia Dam is released, seeing the Waikato River fall 28 metres in the space of one kilometre. The water is harnessed as a means of environmentally sustainable hydroelectric power generation. Dam release times are 10am, 12pm and 2pm with an additional time of 4pm during summer months.

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