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Just wonderful

Travelling the road circling Lake Kaniere you pass Dorothy Falls. The falls can be seen from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gill H
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
amazing drive and view

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

Reviewed 28 August 2018
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| Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve, Hokitika, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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.

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

1  Thank O_Control_Freak
Reviewed 26 July 2018

This waterfall is nice enough but don't go out of your way to get there if this is your only reason for the trip. Its a pretty waterfall and in a pretty area, but unless you are on the scenic drive around Lake Kaniere for...More

2  Thank MarkKristie
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Just off the road is the picturesque Dorothy Falls. Only small but really lovely spot.Take the path opposite for an easy walk to the Lake.

Thank HollyFan
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is such a wonderful day trip. Great views of rugged hills, lovely forest, mountain glimpses and nice drive with little stops for walking along the way.

Thank 735anneked
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Nice waterfall just off the roadway and easy to photograph from the road. Worth walking the other way to the lake side, which is 10 mins and very pretty.

Thank John T
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

The falls are very pretty & are just off the road no walking required. The falls can be viewed from the small road bridge. The water was tanned stained which was the first we have seen since being in New Zealand. The road to get...More

1  Thank wanderingwedging
Reviewed 1 April 2018

A drive to the falls. The falls are close by the road and are of a decent height. The walk to the falls is only minutes, to come across a good sized waterfall.

Thank 62Peter1952
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Currently bridge on road leading to it is closed, so can't drive around the lake, but worth the effort to get to this lovely falls

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Response from RodD42 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. That shouldn't be a problem at all. Just allow plenty of time.