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Waitonga Falls Track

Ohakune Mountain Road | Tongariro National Park, Central North Island, Ohakune, New Zealand
+64 7-892 3729
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Great walk

The falls were an amazing walk through the bush. I did this on a very miserable day but it did not... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Daisey_lovers
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Beautiful views of the mountain!

An excellent walk to do on a cold winters day. The view from the boardwalk section of Mt Ruapehu... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Anna S
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Ohakune Mountain Road | Tongariro National Park, Central North Island, Ohakune, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The falls were an amazing walk through the bush. I did this on a very miserable day but it did not dampen the experience. The falls were awesome. It was incredibly windy half way when you walked across the straight without the bush.

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

An excellent walk to do on a cold winters day. The view from the boardwalk section of Mt Ruapehu was amazing. Couldn't get too close to the waterfall as I was worried about slipping in the river, but an impressive sight from the end of...More

Thank Anna S
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband came across this walk in the lonely planet. Need about 1-2 hours to have a nice stroll up. Some of the inclines make you feel like you are working but not bad at all. The views make everything worth it. You...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

The weather was ideal for a walk. Not too cold. It had been wet but the track was not too muddy. The first 15 minutes or so is quite a challenge as it is quite an incline but persevere as it is worth the effort....More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

As I write I can still three weeks later visualise the view from the boardwalk looking out towards snow-capped mountains - NZ scenery at its best. The falls were pretty good too as were the trees, the river bed, and the streams. There were some...More

Thank John N
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

We went on a day that was raining, but that didn’t dampen the experience. The walk through the forest is beautiful, and so green! You pass a couple other waterfalls and rapids on the walk; it is a great way to spend a few hours.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Great and well maintained track. Wish the weather was better but even in rainy and wet conditions it is still worth visiting.

Thank pawelduszczyk
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Easy walk, few steep steps but path all the way. Boardwalk across marshy area. About hour in total, there and back.

Thank Charlotte I
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Nice walk. Pretty easy from carpark to falls. We didn't have kids with us, but should be easy for 5yo and above. We went past the Falls all the way to Blyth Hut. Good workout but not the most spectacular scenery in the area.

Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Excellent surface, lots of steps. Lovely bush, saw quite a bit of birdlife, especially titipounamu (rifleman). Part of it is a boardwalk with beautiful views of the mountain if the day is fine. The waterfall itself is very picturesque. Took just over an hour return.

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Response from Anna S | Reviewed this property |
Yep, I for keen kids, this is a great walk. Gorgeous views from the boardwalk. For me, this is the highlight so even if they don't get any further, it would be definitely worth it.
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