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Photo: Wairakei Park Huka Falls New Zealand

An overhead look at the fascinating Waikato River where the Huka Falls on the North Island of New Zealand thunder over volcanic cliffs.

Amongst the lush green forest of Wairakei Park on the North Island of New Zealand, a massive amount of water from the Huka Falls thunders to depths below. Huka Falls is a natural wonder and standing beside the majestic falls as it rushes downwards is spectacular but overlooking them from the hillside above gives you a realistic view of how wide and how much water there truly is.About every second, there is approximately 220,000 to 250,000 cubic meters of water that crash over the volcanic rock ledges creating an impressive picture of frothy white water. The true color of the Huka Falls is turquoise and some of the areas along the river in Wairakei Park in New Zealand can be stunning for photo opportunities.The river squeezes through a twenty meter opening that originates from a width of about one hundred meters before crashing over the ledge. This is why a massive amount of water entering a small area creates outstanding falls and unique rapids. ... continue below the picture...



Wairakei Park Huka Falls New Zealand

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Wairakei Park Huka Falls New Zealand
Photo of the rushing water of the Huka Falls located in Wairakei Park on the North Island of New Zealand.

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... Beside the river there is a scenic walkway that is about thirty minutes in duration when you start at Lake Taupo, New Zealand or a short drive of approximately five minutes. Many tourists find the walkway intriguing, as the closer you get to Huka Falls, the louder the thunder of the water becomes. Viewing platforms line the riverbanks so that tourists can fully enjoy the beauty of Wairakei Park in New Zealand.Huka Falls along the Waikato River, Wairakei Park, near Taupo, North Island, New Zealand.

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/160 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 70mm.

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Wairakei Park Huka Falls New Zealand
An overhead look at the fascinating Waikato River where the Huka Falls on the North Island of New Zealand thunder over volcanic cliffs.
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Rolf Hicker
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nzk3s11446 - Wairakei Park Huka Falls New Zealand

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