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Dorothy Falls

| Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve, Hokitika, New Zealand
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Visit after heavy rain!

We visited Dorothy Falls after having a short walk in Hokitika Gorge. We had a lot of rain in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
O_Control_Freak
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UK
Nice enough but don't go out of your way . . .

This waterfall is nice enough but don't go out of your way to get there if this is your only reason... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MarkKristie
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Melbourne
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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| Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve, Hokitika, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank O_Control_Freak
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank MarkKristie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Thank happysheepChina
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

A peaceful place to stop off and see on your journey across the West Coast. The journey up to it is all gravel so do take care as the road is also quite narrow and meeting cars coming the other way can be a tight...More

1  Thank CeruleanSun
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

.... but gravel road and size of road put me off for coming here again. However, once you start off you are invested to finish so after going to the Hokitika Gorge Swing Bridge we looped around to Dorothy Falls. The pictures don't do it...More

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