Fantail Falls, South Island

4.3
#56 of 116 in Nature in South Island
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  • Very short walk from the road provides easy access. Interesting to see the creative cairns that have been built.  more »
  • A short walk from the car park mostly on tarmac path. Suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. There is a viewing platform at the end which is your photo spot.  more »
  • Nice little work to the falls. I'm not a fan of the stone towers but get their appeal to most. Sorry if i knocked yours over.  more »
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  • Indicates how long it takes to get the falls from the car park (2min). It’s a rather small car park and it was quite busy when we went so parking may be an issue. There are a lot of piles of stones made up near this fall which was interesting. The ground at the fall is made up of rocks and stones so you need to be steady under foot
  • Fantastic little sheltered river beach looking directly over to the waterfall. When we went there there was a trend of people stacking rocks and they were everywhere! Great very short walk. Always worth it.
  • Very worth the hike. To cool down after it you can swim in The natural pools that are formed under the falls. Very cold water, but refreshing after the short hike :) water tastes Great aswell!
  • A short walk from the car park mostly on tarmac path. Suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. There is a viewing platform at the end which is your photo spot.
  • Great, quick stop. Decent waterfall, lovely rocky riverbed. Fairly accessible. Only issue was really the small, biting bugs. If I had to pick one, I’d pick Thunder Creek Falls up the road over this, but both can be quick stops.

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