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Once you get your permit from the iSite you can commence the trip which includes a 20km drive on the forestry gravel road to the parking area. It is a very dusty road that seems to go on forever, running alongside the forestry operations (be...More
Very impressive. You require a permit to drive on the road to it then its an easy 20 minutes walk to the falls. You cannot swim here, the rapids and currents are very strong. It is definitely worth going to see. You can hike from...More
Quite a long drive/out of the way, gravel roads pretty much the whole way. Short track to get to the waterfall, pretty easy. Waterfall lookout was great, a lot harder getting down to water level though. Definitely a must do if you have time for...More
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
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
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
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