The mighty Huka Falls by happypat

The mighty Huka Falls

We had half an hour to spare this lunchtime so popped into see the Huka Falls.
We took the kids out of school for the afternoon & we were a bit early....their school is just up the road from here.
Over 750, 000 people visit this attraction every year, the largest visited attraction in New Zealand. It’s free & on the main route south.

The Waikato river is the longest river in NZ & the most highly developed river system for electricity, it supplies nine hydro electric station plus one thermal & two geothermal stations.
It can produce enough electricity to power around 500,000 homes a year.

Ant said the water level was quite low today but it’s the colour of the water that is so amazing to me.
This was taken on the bridge, the other side is the same.

Thank you all for your comments & faves over the last few days even though I’m so poor with comments at the moment.
You certainly have done your home work .. It is an amazing river and to think this is the same river that is on our back door .. looks very different from our end... Have fun with those boys..
November 13th, 2019  
bep
A gorgeous picture!
November 13th, 2019  
A great shot of this powerful piece of river. The boys will be thoroughly enjoying your company.
November 13th, 2019  
@julzmaioro I picked up a leaflet Julz!
November 13th, 2019  
Gorgeous colour! It's a dramatic setting.
November 13th, 2019  
Wow. I love this. Enjoy your time over there Pat.we off on the 20th.for 2 weeks..
November 13th, 2019  
@brennieb Have a great time Brenda, these family trip are so important!
November 13th, 2019  
Wow! Awesome shot!
November 13th, 2019  
Beautiful.
November 13th, 2019  
Fabulous capture
November 13th, 2019  
A wonderful image. I love that the boys got to skip school because Granny’s in town!
November 13th, 2019  
Love love love this one! Colour, power.......good memories brought back for me too......lovely.
November 13th, 2019  
Don't you just love the colour and power of the water.
November 13th, 2019  
Such an amazing capture as this voluminous river gushes along - Such wonderful colour and power ! fab
November 13th, 2019  
Love the colour of that water!
November 13th, 2019  
Great capture of the surging water. Fav!! 😀
November 13th, 2019  
Rough and turbulent waters! I was just looking at an old photo yesterday of when we stayed at Huka Lodge - before it became an elite luxury stay! Years ago. This part of the river never changes!
November 13th, 2019  
Great shot. Fav
November 13th, 2019  
Great capture of this water and wonderful colour
November 14th, 2019  
Beautiful color
November 15th, 2019  
Gorgeous colour of water.
November 20th, 2019  
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