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Amazing little waterfall ...

Once you've visited the Visitor Center, make sure you visit Tawhai Falls. Beautiful! A real gem... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lubbeek, Belgium
Fantastic landscape

We stopped by these falls to take photographs during a photopgraphic workshop. Fabulous area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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State Highway 48, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 7-892 3729
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you've visited the Visitor Center, make sure you visit Tawhai Falls. Beautiful! A real gem - hidden unless you know where to find it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MayraK728
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by these falls to take photographs during a photopgraphic workshop. Fabulous area; beautiful falls; easy access to view them.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Flicks88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's very easy to walk and it has wonderful sceneries. We step on the rocks and it is very slippery, so you have to be careful. This falls also calls Gollums pool because it's a scene of the Lord of Rings. You can also see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank IMegumi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked down to the Tawhai Falls on a beautiful summer day and the falls were well worth the walk. It is a well maintained track with stopping points and lookouts along the way. If you don't cope well with steps then this may not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mikericha
Reviewed 8 December 2018

A really short walk from the car parks to the falls. A really nice little area and as a Lord of the Rings fan that nostalgia of it being Gollum's Pool really makes it well worth while.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank brettc13579
Reviewed 29 November 2018

A short walk from the car, on a layby off the main road leads you to this lovely pool. Very scenic area overall. we went as LOTR fans and it was just as we expected. well worth stopping just to enjoy the scenery.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Angel333121
Reviewed 19 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dilandro-Adan
Reviewed 19 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ladybugsSydney
Reviewed 16 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jessisaw
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