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Address: | Ngauruhoe Terrace, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Breathtaking

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... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cathrine M

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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 from the driveway.

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Thank Cathrine M
Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!!

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Thank rosalinemishra
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked this this afternoon went by the upper path and came back on the lower . Upper path very scenic passing through heathland and volcanic lava flows, looking at the volcanos in the background very majestic . Panoramic views were stunning. View down the valley from the top of the falls was stunning. Climbed down the 134 steps to the... More 

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Thank andyjbale
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We were not able to make the Tongariro crossing so we decided to hike to Taranaki Falls instead. There had been some heavy rains earlier so part of the trail was quite wet but it was not overly strenuous. As some others have mentioned, we hiked in a clockwise direction (start with Lower Track) and were glad we did. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

This hike was just long enough to feel substantial, but not exhausting. It took us 3 hours because we stopped to take lots of photos. You get to see grasslands, mountains, forests, and waterfalls (2 of them!). It's a good mix of sun and shade thus good for all types of weather. The hike starts near the Visitors Center, so... More 

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Thank ukitaj428
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We did this as the Tongariro Crossing was closed due to 65kms wind and low cloud / heavy storms It's a nice steady walk , reasonably flat and quite scenic even in the rain , we took the lower route back which goes along the river

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Thank richard s
Southern California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Either we are just getting old (58/62) or people are walking way too fast to enjoy the journey. We did the complete loop and agreed that we were glad we went clockwise which is counter to what most people suggest. It is more difficult to climb upward this way (which might account for some of our slowness) but you see... More 

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Thank TwoByTwo
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

I recommend this walk which takes in alpine meadows, stands of rainforest, and a pretty impressive waterfall.

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Thank sapientpear
Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had limited time to trek, even the short two hours! So we drove back down the road and checked out the Falls with a 5 minute stroll from a small car park. Cheating I know, but I wouldn't say the views would have been any better for the longer walk.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice 2 hour hike with the reward of a spectacular waterfall at the mid point. Well worth a visit if you are in Tongariro.

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