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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  • 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 »
  • Not sure how someone (previous reviewer) could miss the obvious signs to these falls, touted as the second highest waterfall in the North Island. The Forgotten World Highway brochure from the i-site i...  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 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

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