Waitonga Falls Track
Waitonga Falls Track
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NgarK
48 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Beautiful walk to the falls. Our children aged 8 and 3 at the time loved it. The little one had to be carried for a bit up the stairs on our return but it is definitely family friendly. We ventured to the falls as the kids love rock jumping and they were amazing!
Written 24 January 2023
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Mortelad51
Napier, New Zealand115 contributions
Feb 2022
This is a beautiful walk on a well maintained track. Great views of the mountain for excellent photos! A little strenuous at the end for us older folk, but manageable! Well worth a visit.
Written 19 February 2022
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OMCNZ
New Zealand74 contributions
Feb 2022
This walk is great - it is not too hard - but there are a lot of steps at the start and the finish. The view from the boardwalk is breath taking (they have a bench ) - the water is so clear and you can 'smell' the cold.
Written 9 February 2022
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SongofaTui
Taranaki Region, New Zealand69 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
A good 1.5-2 hr hike return. Some steep climbs and stairs - but worth it. The beautiful plato on the way with stunning Mt Ruapehu views, reflected in the tarns ( though not like a mirror due to breeze). The waterfall itself is nice. Admittedly not too flash at this time of year ( January) but worth visiting especially if you find the side falls as well. Walk up carefully towards the big waterfall snd you’ll see it.
Written 19 January 2022
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Amelia M
Wellington, New Zealand217 contributions
Apr 2021
Highly recommend on a warm, clear day. The views to the mountain are fantastic and the falls are pretty.
We continued on to Blyth Hut, which is a bit more challenging walk, but well worth it.
Written 18 May 2021
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CharlieOscarPapa
Dunedin, New Zealand511 contributions
Mar 2021
Be warned! There are two tracks to the falls - the first one you come across from Ohakune, says it takes 3.35h to the falls and this is not wrong. It is the Old Blyth Track. Do not take this one - the much quicker, and probably better (since we chose the wrong one) is quite a bit further on, though not easily spotted until you are right on top of it.
Written 24 March 2021
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Tracy H
Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand355 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
Do it
A few ugly stairs up snd down so not for anyone who cannot manage that .
Lovely walk and with some nice vistas.
Written 21 March 2021
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HHG
Wellington, New Zealand40 contributions
Feb 2021
Twenty minutes on a well-maintained formed track from the carpark to Rotokawa Pools (alpine wetland), and a further 20 minutes with more steps down to Waitonga Falls (the highest waterfall in Tongariro National Park). Stunning view of Mt Ruapehu on a nice day. To enjoy Waitonga Falls, it's best to visit in wetter months.
Written 22 February 2021
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missktuck
Rotorua, New Zealand71 contributions
Feb 2021 • Friends
The track is in spectacular condition, a lot of labour has gone into creating this walk. There is lots of gorgeous sights on the way and fun on the boardwalk. The waterfall is the standout feature though. We spent over an hour exploring the waterfall basin and only left because we were losing light. Be sure to take a camera! PSA - the track is a long steady incline then a lot of down steps to the waterfall. Some fitness is required.
Written 4 February 2021
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yvonnebad
Gisborne, New Zealand28 contributions
Jan 2021
This takes more than an hour return, and there are a lot of stairs, so be prepared for a bit of a work out!
Written 14 January 2021
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