Story: Volcanic Plateau places

Kayaking the Huka Falls

Only the most adventurous – or foolhardy – attempt to kayak the Huka Falls, where the Waikato River pounds through a chasm and then plunges 11 metres into a basin. The first successful attempt was made by Nick Kerkham and Greg Oke in 1981, seen here after their descent.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau places - Wairākei to Ōhakuri', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/15059/kayaking-the-huka-falls (accessed 26 June 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 25 May 2015