Mount Damper Falls, Stratford

(4.2/5 based on 30+ 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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 ...  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