• Huka Falls Information New Zealand

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    FOT600062
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    RM Rights Managed
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    14695 x 5179 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    1244 x 438 mm
    49.0 x 17.3 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
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    The Huka Falls are the largest falls on the Waikato River, near Taupo on New Zealand's North Island. The Waikato river is one of New Zealand's longest rivers and it drains Lake Taupo largest freshwater lake volume of water to collide together, forming a spectacular visual feast of powerful falls and rapids. Around 220, 000 litres per second of pours over the cliff face, and then rushes under a pedestrian bridge The water then bursts out of its rapids, over the 11 metre falls, and back into the Waikato River.
    Description
    The Huka Falls are the largest falls on the Waikato River, near Taupo on New Zealand's North Island. The Waikato river is one of New Zealand's longest rivers and it drains Lake Taupo - the largest freshwater lake in all of Australasia. At the Huka Falls, the Waikato River which is normally 100m wide, is squeezed through a 20 metre wide gorge and over a 20m drop. The name Huka is the Maori word for 'foam', which is appropriate as the falling water and rapids certainly resembles foam, especially under flooding conditions. The Waikato River, normally up to 100 metres wide, abruptly narrows to just 15 metres as it crosses a hard volcanic ledge. This of course causes a huge volume of water to collide together, forming a spectacular visual feast of powerful falls and rapids. Around 220,000 litres per second of pours over the cliff face, and then rushes under a pedestrian bridge The water then bursts out of its rapids, over the 11 metre falls, and back into the Waikato River.
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    Rob Weaver
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    rob weaver
    Date Taken
    2009-07-22
    Uploaded on
    2009-07-22
    Collection
    1***NEW ZEALAND B continued
    Category
    Nature
    Sub Category
    Rivers
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    #60D0D0