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Short walk to see this falls

Visited on Wednesday 9th May. A short walk gets you to these falls and we were lucky to see them... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Caloundra, Australia

Beautiful place to stop and stretch your legs and take in the beautiful scenery and look at the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on Wednesday 9th May. A short walk gets you to these falls and we were lucky to see them after some heavy rain. A great spot to stretch your legs as well.

1  Thank Michael-4551
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to stop and stretch your legs and take in the beautiful scenery and look at the beautiful waterfall

Thank barefootlouise
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We've been several times and each time gets better. This fall is huge! It's a short, easy walk to get there. Only takes 15 minutes or so for photos. Nice short stop but such a grand site! Not to be skipped!

Thank Erin C
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Don't go out of your way to see these falls. There are several waterfalls in NZ which are much more impressive. If you're in the area or on the road it's a good place to stretch your legs.

Thank cmb72015
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

It was pouring rain when we went there which only added to the sheer volume of water that was flowing down the falls.

Thank Otis B
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Barely few minutes walk from the main road winding up to the Haast Pass, this is a magnificent waterfall cascade. Ample view point and steps to go down to the stream too for better pictures. The short walk through the forest is lovely.

Thank Satyabrata
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Tall and beautiful waterfalls, magnificent view of 50 m high waterfalls. Location is between Wanaka and Haast on SH 6, approx. 1 hr 15 minutes drive from Wanaka, on the left side of the road, with a proper sign and then you will find the...More

Thank santo t
Reviewed 21 April 2018

We called in here on the way from Te Anau to Milford. We'd left early to avoid the crowds, and weren't disappointed as there was only a couple of other people there. Quick and easy walk through the forest for a few minutes, good for...More

1  Thank HoneyBadgerBex
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This very easy walk through the forest to see the falls is most enjoyable. The falls drop right into the creek and while it is not possible to actually get across the creek to the falls, good viewing is possible.

Thank Happytraveller604
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Definitely worth a visit after some rain. Quite popular with tourists (a few buses stop here) but worth having a look. Perhaps try and go during non-peak periods earlier in the morning or later in the day.

Thank Isaac W
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