Mount Damper Falls, Stratford

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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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  • 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 de...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • A great waterfall with some really cool rapids before the edge. The track is easy and the river has some big eels in it. Only problem is you can't get to the bottom of the falls. Only viewable from the top.
  • A beautiful hours drive from State Highway 3, followed by a lovely 10 minute walk, which leads to the amazing Mt Damper falls. The falls are over 70m high, so they are quite grand to behold.
  • A short walk to high waterfall. Could be try at the end of a hot summer!
  • Great water fall great stop on the way to new plymouth
  • Very nice high waterfall where we size up the Middle might go. Not unsportsmanlike drift and emergence.
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