Purakaunui Falls Walk

Purakaunui Falls Walk, Papatowai: Address, Phone Number, Purakaunui Falls Walk Reviews: 4.5/5

Purakaunui Falls Walk
4.5
Hiking Trails • Waterfalls
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Kiwiintheus
Levin, New Zealand176 contributions
My favourite fall in the Catlins
Feb 2021 • Couples
The walk and the falls are just stunning. These were easily the best falls to see on our visit to the Catlins, noting our visit was during a dry spell.
Written 1 March 2021
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Kiwiseley
Auckland Central, New Zealand341 contributions
Part of a twin experience
Feb 2021
This page should be merged with the Purakaunui Falls page as they are the same.
Probably like New York, New York .. so good they named it twice. Make sure you take the extra time to visit the nearby Purakaunui Bay.(if in doubt, take the low road)
Written 24 February 2021
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David M
Auckland Central, New Zealand22 contributions
A must see
Feb 2021
While it is a short drive off the main road the walk to the falls is just as great as the falls themselves. The path to the bottom is gradual and worth the effort. Even in February there was enough water comong over the falls to make it a spectacle.
Written 23 February 2021
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Deanne D
Wellington, New Zealand1,417 contributions
Family friendly
Jan 2021 • Couples
These waterfalls are definitely worth the detour off the main road for. There is amble parking then a 10min walk into the falls. The path is wide and well maintained. There are glimpses of smaller versions of the falls as you walk along the path until you get to the main falls. Good view once you get there.
Written 14 January 2021
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Ujjal G
Auckland, New Zealand21 contributions
EASY WALK AND A SMALL REFRESHING WATERFALL
Dec 2020
Easy to find and reach - vert sublime walk through native Beech Forest. Nice small Cascade waterfall. Safe for Bathing and Water is clear. Flow was moderate though at the time of our visit ( Dec 2020).
Written 4 January 2021
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Sally A
Wanaka, New Zealand558 contributions
A hidden gem, not far from the road.
Oct 2020
Its a relatively easy, short walk from the car park, down to this surprisingly large waterfall. The track is beautiful - through native bush, following the stream. There is quite a large viewing platform that allows you to take photos from directly below the falls.
Written 23 October 2020
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niamhs456
Auckland Central, New Zealand568 contributions
Easy walk to falls
Oct 2020 • Couples
Little bumpy to get to as the road isnt amazing in the last few km. Nice waterfall especially after recent rain . Easy walk to get to ,some stairs at the end
Written 20 October 2020
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Vicki12362
Rolleston, New Zealand36 contributions
A highlight
Sep 2020 • Couples
A short walk into the falls after a snowfall was a highlight of my trip to the Catlins. Absolutely stunning. A must see for sure
Written 2 October 2020
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Divinginnz
Wanaka, New Zealand78 contributions
Well worth a visit as its only a 10 minute walk to the falls....
Aug 2020
Easy to find - only a 10 minute to the falls from the road - toilet in the car park - the walk is really lovely - easy walking - not suitable for a pushchair but front carry pack is fine, not suitable for wheel chairs etc... falls are really lovely to see... would recommend visiting these falls....
Written 27 August 2020
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Anne R
Auckland, New Zealand30 contributions
Amazing Waterfall
Aug 2020 • Couples
A well maintained, easy wheel chair accessible path (to the viewing platform only, at the top of the falls), then another 3 mins walk to the bottom of the falls. It is about a 20 min return trip. Even if the water isn't flowing much (summer) it's worth doing for the native bush. The car park is opposite the track entrance.
Written 2 August 2020
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