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Tarawera Falls

Tarawera River, New Zealand
+64 7-351 7324
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“forest road” (3 reviews)
“car park” (16 reviews)
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Tarawera River, New Zealand
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+64 7-351 7324
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

A quick, easy 20min stroll from the car park and just W O W!!!! How unbelievably beautiful is this waterfall!!!! Simply stunning. Make sure to go when there’s been a lot of rain, makes it even more spectacular

Thank barefootlouise
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We made it a day trip from Tauranga - drove via the expressway, then along the coast until turning right at Matata, towards Kawerau. It was super quick to get the $5 permit to be on the private roads, from the Information Centre in Kawerau....More

Thank 69carolynz
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

I've wanted to do the Tarawera Falls track for many years, but have never been in the right place at the right time, so while on a week's holiday we made sure we got around to it this time. So glad we did. The I-SITE...More

Thank Zimmbot
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Went to Tarawera falls and was really impressed. They appear from a hole in the rock and the volume of water coming down is incredible. Need a permit from the information centre at kawerau.

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

To access these fall's from what I understand there are two option's. 1) Getting a water taxi across Lake Tarawera to Tapahoro Bay / Tarawera Outlet Campground then approx. 1 1/2 walk one way. 2) Driving from Kawerau to the fall's through the forest and...More

Thank JORO6
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We were staying in Rotorua and planned on visiting Tarawera Falls by driving around to Kawerau and picking up a permit as others have mentioned. However, the owner of our motel told us you could take the water taxi to Tarawera outlet/campground and hike to...More

Thank Irongrl
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The falls are not gigantic. They have a pretty scenic background. You cannot play at the falls but you can play at the rivers after the falls. The hike in was 30mins and easy.

Thank Chocochu
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great outing for the family, young and old alike. The gravel drive to the Falls is part of the experience, crossing little wooden bridges over the creeks and river, through the pine tree lined dusty roads. Look for the the odd pheasant, wallaby, quail, weasel...More

1  Thank Hiraina
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

Once you drive the long gravel road to get here, the walk to the base of the falls isn't too bad. A rare place where a river goes underground and emerges partway up a cliff face!

Thank shanenz
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

Tarawera Falls wasn’t high on our to-do list but on a recent trip to nearby Mount Tarawera, our guide suggested that we should visit Tarawera Falls and the disappearing river. We’re really glad we listened and now, having visited, we would definitely recommend visiting this...More

Thank OutThere-Kiwi
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