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Taranaki Falls

| Ngauruhoe Terrace, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Amazing views and waterfalls

We took a walk from Whakapapa Village over the Taranaki Falls Track. It's a walk who will take... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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A two hour trek between Mount Ngarahoe and Mount Ruapeu. The freezing water in the waterfall and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cahyadi S
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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“the loop” (7 reviews)
“beech forest” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Ngauruhoe Terrace, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We approached the falls from the top and it was amazing! Easy fun walk after doing the crossing, great to stretch out tired sore muscles from the previous day. It was great to be able to start at our hotel, Skotel, and finish just down...More

Thank Cathrine M
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

After along days hike- I ended the day with a nice walk to Taranaki Falls- a very beautiful walk through to the Falls! No experience needed-just you and your camera!!

Thank rosalinemishra
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