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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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Spectacular site

Great and well maintained track. Wish the weather was better but even in rainy and wet conditions... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pawelduszczyk
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Nice short walk

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlotte I
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St Agnes, United Kingdom
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“minute walk” (3 reviews)
“easy walk” (4 reviews)
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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank NapierCountryPeople
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Very attractive short walk (1 h 30 mins inc return) though bush and alpine bog areas and culminating at a small waterfall. Of special interest is the boardwalk across the bog and pond area. Sit quietly at the rest point and listen to the frogs...More

Thank Woodbridges6065
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Have done this walk multiple times and is great. A lot of stairs towards the waterfall and a lovely board walk with great Mount Ruapehu views.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

A pleasant walk up through pretty woodland, then onto a boardwalk across heathland, which gave spectacular views of Mount Ruapehu. Well worth the walk just for that. The waterfall, although falling 39 meters, wasn’t so dramatic but still worth seeing.

Thank Tiara2
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a great walk to do and from the board walk you get beautiful views of Mount Ruapehu on a clear day. The reflections in the ponds are just beautiful. I have done this twice now, once down to the waterfall and once just...More

1  Thank doris30nz
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Great family walk - nice 1 hour and 20 minute walk, 1st 20 mins is up hill but not a real challenge, variation in landscape and good in almost any weather. Well maintained path.

1  Thank John K
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I did this walk on a very cold, cloudy, rainy day (we also briefly got snowed on), therefore we didn't have any views of Ruapehu, but would still give this walk 10/10 purely for the swampy tussock area and the beautiful waterfall...More

2  Thank sonalis551
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