Taranaki Falls, Tongariro National Park

4.7
#2 of 7 in Nature in Tongariro National Park
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  • Absolutely fabulous day! In the afternoon I decided to do this walk. It was however very hot and I chose to take the upper route. It is however nit an easy walk in high temperatures and sunshine...  more »
  • We enjoyed this walk for so many reasons! It's easy for all ages and you're met by the most wonderful waterfall after a short treck through the bush. It's perfect for a quick dip on a hot day 🌊  more »
  • 2-3 hour hike - Toilet halfway through the hike by the top of the waterfall which was clutch. Beautiful waterfall! Really enjoyed walking through this forest too. Make sure to check the weather...  more »
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  • Lovely spot. There are multiple walks that go to the falls, the most frequented is the falls walk starting just by the Skotel. Very gentle loop walk with some great views of the mountain and the chateau. The lower walk is more varied and slightly harder than upper. You can walk behind the falls
  • There is a lovely 6 km (4 mile) circuit from near the Chateau to this beautiful waterfall and back. It is a good surface and fairly level. The views are tremendous, the flora fascinating and the 2 main waterfalls magnificent.
  • A beautiful spot. The lower track is much more sheltered than the upper but you should do both tracks as they're great. Would suggest the lower first if you're carrying onto the Tama lakes track.
  • Great little nature hike. Took us about an hour and a half round trip. Easy to get to, but feels like you're a million miles away from civilization. Beautiful scenery from forest to volcano to jungle.
  • Beautiful walk. Take the upper loop on way to the falls and return from the lower loop. Stunning views of Mt.Ngauruhoe and the surrounding landscape. The trail has varying landscape. Moves from volcanic region to lush forest and then along a stream. Two hours of good fun.
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