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Taranaki Falls

| Ngauruhoe Terrace, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Easy walk

It took about 2.5 hrs to do the loop as I had to stop for photos. It could have been longer if the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Very well formed pathway

Don't forget some water and food. This is a great two hour plus walk. Easy enough to do with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nathan M
Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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  • Average6%
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Travellers talk about
“the loop” (7 reviews)
“beech forest” (5 reviews)
“circular walk” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Ngauruhoe Terrace, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

A two hour trek between Mount Ngarahoe and Mount Ruapeu. The freezing water in the waterfall and all of the many streams in the area are from the melting snow on the mountains. The trek passes short tee tree and alpine growth areas as well...More

Thank Cahyadi S
Reviewed 18 June 2017

A 2 hrs trek from the visitor center. You can walk around the falls and saw people taking photos behind the falls.

Thank David_TanPuchong
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Having descended Mt. Ruapehu and with time to kill before dinner, our party decided to try out one of the many hiking trails available to us in Tongariro National Park. New Zealanders do many things well. Laying out and maintaining an abundance of hiking trails...More

Thank Conanthelibrarian5
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This walk has it all. Alpine, views, beech forest, waterfall, rushing stream, native plants. Go! Not baby buggy friendly.

Thank Charity T
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Tow our walk, lower half in the bush, upper half in the alpine scrub, two waterfalls to admire and a well-marked track, well maintained by DOC.

Thank AnnetteRM2015
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

2 hour walk. Few steps and a little steep in places. Average fitness ok. Really pretty Falls and pretty countryside.

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 10 May 2017

The falls are part of a difficult track more than 3 hours but well worth the effort. Part of the track has steep stair like climbs.

Thank Bracha K
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