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Beautiful falls of Gollum

We went to Tawhai Falls (Gollums Pool) only a while in the afternoon, around 15. As it was raining... read more

Reviewed yesterday
adan d
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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A lovely short walk

The walk to the walk was pretty easy, apart from several sets if stairs. Parking was a bit tight... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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State Highway 48, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to Tawhai Falls (Gollums Pool) only a while in the afternoon, around 15. As it was raining, we were alone so we took a lot of good photos at the falls. When you arrive, it's only 15 minutes walking until it. If you...More

Thank adan d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The walk to the walk was pretty easy, apart from several sets if stairs. Parking was a bit tight, as the small car park was already full early in the morning, but you can easily park on the other side of the road. The falls...More

Thank ladybugsSydney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a short walk but the 100 plus steps in and out are quite steep but worth it! Very pretty little falls from the top and bottom.

Thank justjans
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

If you use your imagination, you can just about hear Gollum singing his song as he fishes in the pool at the bottom of the falls. Otherwise, you can enjoy the short walk to this waterfall, stand at the top, climb across the rocks at...More

Thank Jessisawanderer
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Parking at the start of the walk down, worthwhile visiting, lovely to see, and first thing in the morning had the place to ourselves.

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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

One of the short walks on the Tongariro National Park. Very easy 10min walk to the falls. One of the filing locations for Lord of the Rings and easy to see what. Even in the rain it was a great short walk.

Thank DanEames
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely walk and stunning falls specially if you do a bit of rock climbing to her right up close and personal

Thank 391lucindaj
Reviewed 28 July 2018

On a Sunny but cold day we visited Tawhai Falls (or for Hobbits fans Gollum’s Falls), the walk from the carpark is about 400 m , not accessible by wheel chair as it has a number of steps to traverse. If you are heading to...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

This was a short, easy walk along a well-marked path from a small gravel road side car park. We made our way down to the spectacular pool and waterfall hidden amongst the trees. We went later in the evening, and light made it even more...More

1  Thank Epistulas
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Took a 15-20 min hike to go visit this waterfall. Totally worth it too. It was gorgeous. The water was turquoise and there was even a rainbow coming off the fall. Easy walk for all ages. Made me want to swim in it. Looked like...More

Thank Rachael B
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