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Little effort, great reward

Adjacent to the road on the eastern side of Lake Kaniere, a short path leads to the base of Dorothy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
eugenef36
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Melbourne, Australia
Very impressive

A short drive from town, this waterfall is a magnificent site- particularly if you catch it, as we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
andrewjameswarren
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Adjacent to the road on the eastern side of Lake Kaniere, a short path leads to the base of Dorothy Falls which is a lovely spot for a cold dip. Half the journey there will be on unsealed road but trust me, it is well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eugenef36
Reviewed 1 week ago

A short drive from town, this waterfall is a magnificent site- particularly if you catch it, as we did, shortly after heavy rain. There is also a pleasant walk to the lake just opposite the falls, which it is easy to miss.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank andrewjameswarren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is something quite special about these waterfalls. One of the most scenic waterfalls we seen on our trip to NZ. We drove to the falls (it’s then a 1 min walk) but we also seen few people walk to the falls which would make...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 829andyf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth visiting on the way to or from the gorge at Hokitika. Only a 1 minute walk from the car park and perfect for a short stop. No facilities available

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Graham H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to take the long way back to town from the Gorge, on an unpaved road around the lake and see the falls. Really enjoyed it. Lovely stopping point. Would take a picnic next time. Beautiful secluded spot in the woods. Short walk to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BrightcutOne
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Enjoyed a nice stop by the falls. Easily accessed and bigger than expected. Great view of the lake across thee street. Excellent place to skip stones

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tyegator
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Take care on this winding back road around the lake to be rewarded with several beautiful spots to stop. It's an excellent alternative way to get to the Hokitika gorge.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Phil_9942018
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Travelling the road circling Lake Kaniere you pass Dorothy Falls. The falls can be seen from the road bridge but better still walk the very short one minute trail to the base of the falls. It is possible to climb the rocks to get that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gill H
Reviewed 28 August 2018

the drive to place is amazing and gives a pleasant beautiful view of lake. must go if you are around hokitika.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank haridhiraj
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We visited Dorothy Falls after having a short walk in Hokitika Gorge. We had a lot of rain in the previous few days and so that resulted in a much more spectacular display than would be the case in dry conditions (compare the photos). As...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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