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Taranaki Falls

| Ngauruhoe Terrace, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 7-892 3729
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Kim Cadman

This was worth the 6km walk to see the falls !!!It was a easy track to follow and well worth seeing... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kim C
Tauranga, New Zealand
via mobile
diverse landscape

Just a great walk with lots of different landscapes from low scrubs to tall trees, the falls is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oregon City, Oregon
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“the loop” (8 reviews)
“beech forest” (5 reviews)
“circular walk” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Ngauruhoe Terrace, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 7-892 3729
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was worth the 6km walk to see the falls !!!It was a easy track to follow and well worth seeing the falls.Highly recommended.

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a great walk with lots of different landscapes from low scrubs to tall trees, the falls is spectacular if you take the lower route first your have some nasty stairs to go up but the whole loop is worth the time great views of...More

Thank jefe8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the walk to and back from the falls. It is a loop track with good views, starting from near the Skotel Alpine Resort. The track is relatively easy, although there is a steep stepped descent near the falls. If you want to extend...More

Thank Grembo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Takes about an hour and a half for the full walk at a moderately steady pace. It's mainly flat. Do it counter clockwise if you want a flatter walk but it's very easy. The falls are stunning as is the surrounding scenery.

Thank Cookster_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably not quite the 2 hour walk it is advertised as, never the less challenging enough for amateur trampers such as us. Well worth going, I suggest taking the down-path first, that way you get most of the tough climbs out of the way on...More

Thank Ikorel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome 2 hour-ish walk/hike through plains, then woods, then craggle. Dirt in most places, wooden slats in others. Amazing views of the waterfall if you come from the west and north via the clockwise route. Perfect if the weather isn't great for the full crossing,...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very pleasant walk. i started off at the bottom look then returned via the top loop. Great views of mt Ruapehu also.

Thank billeclass
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

It took about 2.5 hrs to do the loop as I had to stop for photos. It could have been longer if the weather was better. The sun showed up just in time when I got there. (First pic shows a cloudy day to start...More

Thank LinesRosey
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Don't forget some water and food. This is a great two hour plus walk. Easy enough to do with children five and up if they are happy walking. You will be able to see all kinds of native and introduced plant species such as the...More

Thank Nathan M
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We took a walk from Whakapapa Village over the Taranaki Falls Track. It's a walk who will take about 2 to 2,5 hours including breath and picture taking moments. You'll see mount Doom and I felt like I was back in Scotland. With a bit...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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