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Lord of the Rings Location

If you use your imagination, you can just about hear Gollum singing his song as he fishes in the... read more

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Gorgeous falls

Parking at the start of the walk down, worthwhile visiting, lovely to see, and first thing in the... read more

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State Highway 48, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday 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 Jessisaw
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank see-swim-hike
Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Lucinda J
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
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Located on the road to Whakapapa village. A small roadside car park, Short walk (15-20mins) along well made path. A scenic waterfall without being spectacular. If in the area well worth visiting.

Thank onholidayalways
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

This is spectacularly pretty, very close to the road so only a 20 minute walk. As with all the marked paths we followed in NZ it was well made, maintained and signed.

Thank slightlywelton
Reviewed 14 March 2018

A nice flat 10-minute walk, with a view of a very picturesque waterfall. Used as Gollum’s Pool in Lord of the Rings. Not much space, and you need to scramble a bit to find locations where your pictures won’t be photo-bombed. Also, the parking area...More

Thank IN_Travelers47906
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