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Mount Damper Falls

Okau Road | Mount Damper & Waitaanga Conservation Area, Taranaki, Stratford 4378, New Zealand
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Where was the falls

Drove on a gravel road for 30km and was unable to locate the falls. Definitely not safe if u were... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Hillary H
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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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Interesting drive and a short walk

This is a turn off from the Forgotten Highway and it was about a 10 minute stroll to get to them... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Nicola W
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“easy walk” (3 reviews)
“short walk” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Okau Road | Mount Damper & Waitaanga Conservation Area, Taranaki, Stratford 4378, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Drove on a gravel road for 30km and was unable to locate the falls. Definitely not safe if u were to break down as not many houses out there let alone lively houses. No reception either.

Thank Hillary H
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is a turn off from the Forgotten Highway and it was about a 10 minute stroll to get to them. Quite spectacular especially as it had been raining. There are a few steps on the pathway and the walk is through farmland. Worth the...More

Thank Nicola W
Reviewed 8 March 2017

It's a long and winding drive up to Mount Damper, but it's worth it. The Okau Road makes me think of the Berenstein Bears - how they go down the tree, along the path, and up Spook Hill.... on the Okau Road you go over...More

Thank cdn-npl
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Well worth going to see if travelling north of New Plymouth. A 40 min return walk to the falls (74m high)from the car park through farmland and then native bush on an easy to follow track. One of the best waterfalls we have seen in...More

1  Thank Anglokiwi1
Reviewed 16 January 2017

It was a good short hike to these falls. Does include steps. You can see why there isn't a track to the bottom, it is quite a closed in gorge that would be dangerous in high flow. Great to see enough water on it and...More

Thank Nuttykiwi
Reviewed 12 January 2017

About 65 kilometres north of New Plymouth, turn west onto a narrow road which becomes a macadam road in many places. That continues for 27 kilometres (15 miles). You'll then have to park and get out and walk for 15-20 minutes. You won't be disappointed...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A bit off the beaten trail with a few kms of unsealed road. Very easy walk back to the waterfall (1 km). Would have been really nice if there had been steps all the way to the base of the fall. This would allow people...More

Thank DAH64
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

One of the best waterfalls we have seen. Would recommend this short walk through the farmland. Definately should take the slightly longer walk down to the main viewing spot!

Thank Stacey H
Reviewed 23 December 2016

What an amazing waterfall! It is quite different from others we have seen. The walk across farmland and then through the bush is easy. It takes about 20 minutes to drive from the Forgotten World Highway to the Mt Damper Falla carpark but we found...More

Thank MJGx2
Reviewed 3 December 2016

On the Forgotten Highway. A worthwhile half hour walk away from Road to see the falls. Check opening times as no access in lambing season.

Thank nicholas53west
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