Mount Damper Falls, Stratford
(4.2/5 based on 25 reviews on the web)
Mount Damper Falls is a waterfall on the North Island of New Zealand. It is located in the Stratford District in Taranaki. At 74 metres, the falls are one of the highest in the North Island, although they rank behind Wairere, Ananui and Waitakere Falls.It is sometimes claimed that it is also the second highest falls in New Zealand but this is incorrect. Mount Damper Falls is dwarfed by many waterfalls on the South Island such as Browne Falls (619m or 836m) and Sutherland Falls (580m).
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  • 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. 
  • The signage to the waterfall through the paddocks was very clear. It was a very wet day so the paddock section of the walk required a little bit of concentration to avoid puddles. We both have had pre...  more »
  • well, my wife and I love waterfalls but my 22 year old son is accompanying me on this visit to NZ. Happily, he's taken with waterfalls. We heard about this and figured we'd drive up there on our way f...  more »
  • Well worth a visit. A bit of a detour from the Forgotten Worlds Highway. About 16km each way. The ride there is amazing, road quality is very good and there is little or no traffic. Once you get to the parking area, it's another 1km walk through farmland and then bush. Takes about 20min eachway to walk there. But once there it's breath taking. I read that it is the 2nd largest waterfall in the North Island. Surrounded by native bush it's quite serene