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Nice little walk

Lovely short walk through farmland and bush to the falls. The falls are very nice without being... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
Rotorua, New Zealand
Unusual waterfall over rocks

Very long drop from the top, over wide expanse of white rocks to the base. Nice walk through... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Okau Road | Mount Damper & Waitaanga Conservation Area, Taranaki, Stratford 4378, New Zealand
+64 6-759 0350
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All reviews easy walk lower platform viewing point forgotten world forgotten highway worth the trip beautiful countryside worth the effort gravel road nice walk farmland bush damper detour sheep signage mud
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are two routes to get to the falls. You can walk down from the car park and then 5 minutes through the forest. A much better way, if you are reasonably fit, is the 25 minute walk through the dense forest. It is beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This walk starts at a lovely picnic area with lots of sheep and cute lambs EVERYWHERE! The walk goes from beautiful countryside to lush rainforest and the falls were beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Caitlin O
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Totally ended up here by accident and then it turned out it was one of the best waterfalls we have seen. A fairly easy walk, of around an hour, across farmland leads to this giant waterfall. It’s a definite must-see if you see the brown...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Jessisaw
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Lovely short walk through farmland and bush to the falls. The falls are very nice without being outstanding, but definitely worth the drive from forgotten highway turnoff.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank LandL21
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Very long drop from the top, over wide expanse of white rocks to the base. Nice walk through farmland and rainforest to get there, about 15 to 20 minutes each way.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank annelou
Reviewed March 5, 2018

As implied by the title - it's well worth breaking a journey for a relatively short walk to the falls; it is worth the effort (a lot of steps down and then back up) to go on to the second viewing point beyond the first...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Bob-in-UK
Reviewed December 30, 2017

Longish winding road in. Park on right. Through dairying country, Watch in early summer for calves parked on side of road by grazing cows. Meander through farmland to gate over bridge easy walk through bush pleasant, and down to falls lookout. As long as water...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Sue F
Reviewed October 22, 2017

Not sure how someone (previous reviewer) could miss the obvious signs to these falls, touted as the second highest waterfall in the North Island. The Forgotten World Highway brochure from the i-site is good to have, but there is signage on the hwy, and then...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank kinx81
Reviewed October 19, 2017

Shortish walk through muddy farmland (it had been raining) and then along through bush before reaching a stunning bush-clad valley. Well-made path through the bush and excellent viewing platform overlooking the falls. Well worth it!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank PeteHaigh-NZ
Reviewed September 11, 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Hillary H
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