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Waikato River - photos

Waikato River near Taupo photo
Waikato River & Hill photo
View from the Waikato River photo
Waikato River photo
Waikato River Rapids photo
Akatarewa Stream Waterfalls photo
Akatarewa Stream Waterfall photo
Huka Falls photo
Huka Falls photo
Huka Falls photo
Huka Falls Rapids photo
Gorge at Waikato River photo
Akatarewa Stream & Waikato River photo
Waikato River photo
Farmland Waikato River photo
Tutukau Bridge photo
Waikato River & Hills photo
Hamilton photo
Orakei Korako photo
Huka Falls photo

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About Waikato River

Waikato River location mapThe longest river in New Zealand is the Waikato. It starts as snow melt on Mount Ruapehu and eventually empties into the Tasman Sea, a journey of 425 kilometres (264 miles). Onroute, the Waikato River encampasses some well known natural attractions including Lake Taupo which is New Zealand's largest lake, the powerful Huka Falls, passed a number of thermal areas such as Orakei Korako, then through the Waikato Plains (which were formed by the river) and into the Tasman Sea at Port Waikato just south of Auckland.

The river carries volcanic ash from the Central Plateau area around Mt Ruapehu and deposits this ash through Lake Taupo and throughout the Waikato Plains to the north. As a result, these plains are the most productive dairy area in the world due to the nutrient rich soil.

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