At Huka Falls, up to 220,000 litres of water rush through a narrow gorge on the Waikato River each second. Just a handful of thrill-seeking kayakers have navigated the foaming turquoise waters of the falls, which were also the site of a 1989 murder investigation.
Listen to a Roadside Story about the Huka Falls. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.
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