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Taranaki Falls

| Ngauruhoe Terrace, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 7-892 3729
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Walk with varying volcanic scenery

Start this walk on the upper track to avoid going up lots of steps! It takes you across lava flows... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jo G
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Pleasant walk

Takes about 2 hours to do the walk through a variety of terrains. Fantastic views of the volcanoes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Martin B
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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“the loop” (9 reviews)
“beech forest” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Ngauruhoe Terrace, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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+64 7-892 3729
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"the loop"
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"beech forest"
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"takes about an hour"
in 4 reviews
"circular walk"
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"lava flow"
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"well worth the visit"
in 2 reviews
"clockwise direction"
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"spectacular waterfall"
in 2 reviews
"tama lakes"
in 4 reviews
"pleasant walk"
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"overseas visitors"
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"upper part"
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"whakapapa village"
in 5 reviews
"easy hike"
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"visitor center"
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"two hours"
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"both ways"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Start this walk on the upper track to avoid going up lots of steps! It takes you across lava flows with volcano views, if you are lucky, past the dramatic Taranaki Falls then alongside a river. Crowded but nice.

Thank Jo G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Takes about 2 hours to do the walk through a variety of terrains. Fantastic views of the volcanoes and surrounding countryside. The Falls are quite impressive.

Thank Martin B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an enjoyable walk with an opportunity to see the bush. The trail is well marked & fairly easy. You set off accompanied by views of 'Mount Doom' (Ngauruhoe). The falls themselves are pretty enough.

Thank Nyonya
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

A lovely initial track with brilliant views on clear days for new arrivals to the park. At the trail head you can go to the lower falls or the upper falls. It makes no difference if you are going to complete the loop and end...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Definitely a good stroll to do. Would strongly recommend doing it in the clockwise direction as that introduces you to the falls in a better manner, giving you the opportunity to explore the area around the stream at the top after viewing the falls which...More

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous walk so easily accessible from the Skotels. We used the lower track to go to the Falls and the upper track to return. Loved the diverse vegetation. Lots of overseas visitors on the track. Great to see our beautiful landscape being enjoyed...More

Thank anjane2016
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This hike took closer to 3 hours as we were walking with our 4 year old but it was definitely worth it. We were not necessarily kitted out properly - i wouldn’t recommend wearing jeans! However once we got to the falls it was all...More

Thank Amy P
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The trails around here are ideal for beginners and the sights are stunning! I really recommend doing this whilst in the area, takes about an hour and a half and it’s beautiful! Wonderful little morning out!

Thank JBTraveIIer
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Did the hike in December 2017. Beautiful landscapes, extremely varied throughout the walk. The lower track is sheltered and through a forest, the upper track is on volcanic ground with stunning views of Ruapehu.

Thank Mandy C
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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Easy to find and rewarding to see, walk suitable for occasional and moderately fit walker. Good shoes essential. Route well signposted.

Thank MusicianTeddington
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