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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  • 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 poin...  more »
  • You have to take a side road on the forgotten world Highway and a walk. Waterfall is the most beautiful as much rain has fallen. Unfortunately, the waterfall at us not great.
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  • 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 throug...  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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