Aratiatia Rapids (G1)

Aratiatia Rapids, Taupo.

GPS: -38.617370 176.137125

Taupo area attractions overview

Taupo area attractions overview

Aratiatia Overview

Aratiatia Overview

 

 

 

Info kiosk map showing the Aratiatia channel area.  The spot I recommend watching at is shown at the downstream confluence spot, right under the V of Waikato River.

Info kiosk map showing the Aratiatia channel area. The spot I recommend watching at is shown at the downstream confluence spot, right under the V of Waikato River.

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Info kiosk at the Aratiatia dam showing the entire Waikato River power scheme.

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Sign at Aratiatia showing the daily timing if the discharges.

Sign at Aratiatia showing the daily timing if the discharges.

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he countdown timer at the Aratiatia dam, showing how much time left until the next discharge.

he countdown timer at the Aratiatia dam, showing how much time left until the next discharge.

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Watching from the dam bridge, right before the flood.

Watching from the dam bridge, right before the flood.

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Aratiatia gate opens, here comes the flood!

Aratiatia gate opens, here comes the flood!

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Aratiatia Rapids coming back to life.

Aratiatia Rapids coming back to life.

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ere is a view from a mid-Aratiatia Rapids viewpoint during the flood.

Here is a view from a mid-Aratiatia Rapids viewpoint during the flood.

This is the view from the lower hidden viewpoint, before the flood.

This is the view from the lower hidden viewpoint, before the flood.

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Same view, full flooding!

Same view, full flooding!

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One Response to “Aratiatia Rapids (G1)”

  1. Fran Says:

    Amazing NZ Frenzy info! Went to the confluence rocks for an amazing viewpoint!

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