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A fine fall

It seems a shame to give this lovely fall a 4/5 rating, but these things are all relative! The car... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Paul S
Adelaide, Australia
Better than expected

Like a lot of attractions in the Catlins, this one has a beautiful forest walk to the falls. It had... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Albany, Western Australia
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Owaka-Papatowai Rd | Papatowai Highway, Owaka, New Zealand
+64 3-211 2400
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

It seems a shame to give this lovely fall a 4/5 rating, but these things are all relative! The car park is by the side of the highway, and there is a 15 minute walk to the Fall. The grade is initially steep down, and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We were a group of 5 adults, .... some alittle elderly but we were all able to make the lovely easy walk and then the beautiful falls, definately worth making the effort to visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mermaidmelissa
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Like a lot of attractions in the Catlins, this one has a beautiful forest walk to the falls. It had rained a lot the previous day & so the falls were actually quite impressive, better than we had expected so would definately make the effort...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ferrellius
Reviewed 2 April 2018

One of several waterfalls located along the Catlins Coastal Heritage Trail, but we found this site to be particularly disappointing. The falls are just a short walk from the car park, so they do not require any real significant investment of time or effort, but...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

It is a pleasant stroll through the forest to the falls which weren't at their fullest in March when we visited. Take a jacket when you go on the walk from the carpark as it is damp and droplets of water fall on you from...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Grant D
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Parking straight off the road with a few low benches to have lunch at. You walk down a well formed track. There are steps up to the other waterfall.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 422iana
Reviewed 15 January 2018

It was an easy walk to the falls. Extra climbing made better views achievable, but not necessary. Lovely

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank gorgle
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

The sign said it was a 30 min return walk to the waterfall.. it took like 5 minutes to walk there. The waterfall itself wasnt that amazing.. just a little small one but its alright. And as you walk up the hill.. that one is...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank DaisyN91
Reviewed 23 November 2017

I have trouble walking too far and I found this an easy walk for me with a lovely waterfall at the end of the track. The track is well maintained and I find the sound of the water falling very relaxing

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank pauly622017
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Very easy to find in the beautiful catlins. The walk was also a nice steady one and the falls were full due to the rain. Absolutely worth the trip and will re commend a visit there if you pass there .

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank MarynaR46
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