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  • Waikato River New Zealand, Waikato River Activities New Zealand

    …and 4:00 pm (summer). This flooding is caused by the opening of the spillway at the nearby Aratiatia Dam. The spillway is opened to recreate and demonstrate how the river used to flow prior to the dam being built. 90,000 litres is released from the spillway per second. » Waikato Regional…

  • The Hobbit Film Tours: LOTR Tours, Lord of the Rings Tours in New Zealand

    …The Hobbit will be done in Wellington on sets in Peter Jackson's studios, the following New Zealand destinations are: * Aratiatia Rapids – You can visit the Aratiatia Dam (above Taupo's Huka Falls), to watch the spillway open and release the power of the Waikato River - this area has been confirmed…

  • Taupo New Zealand Scenic Highlights, Things to See in Lake Taupo NZ

    Aratiatia Rapids The Aratiatia Rapids on the Waikato River (just 10 minutes drive from Taupo township on State Highway 5 toward Rotorua) are flooded daily at 10:00 am, 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm (winter) and also 4:00 pm in summer. This is caused by the opening of the spillway at the nearby Aratiatia Dam.

  • Taupo New Zealand Activity Highlights, Things to Do in Taupo NZ

    …Enjoy a scenic floatplane flight over the Lake Taupo area, including Mount Ruapehu * Watch the rapids at Aratiatia—water is released from the dam at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm daily * Wander through the beautiful Pureora Forest Park, just one hour from Lake Taupo The Southern Side…

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