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Purakaunui Falls Rd, Purakaunui 9586, New Zealand
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All reviews nice waterfall viewing platform short bush walk nice pictures native forest lovely walk take your time new zealand catlins trees stream doc nature photographed bridge birds
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have seen lots of waterfalls in New Zealand and when this one is in full flow it's probably the most spectacular. It's only a short, easy walk from the road to get to it, Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pauline P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice falls and easy trek, but we were little upset since the water was too small, quietly different on the advertising, assuming the pictures took when it was rainy season, and we went there in summer :)

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dewi A
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a short walk this nice waterfall can be reached. The water comes down over 3 steps and it´s gorgeous to see it. The nature walk has also a lot of nice spots to see - take your time.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Carola S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DOC have done a wonderful job of providing the broad walkway, stairs, bridges and platforms to this gem - which must have been a difficult task. Being the dry season the falls wee exciting to view but we would love to see them again in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Totrue B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The short stroll through virgin bush cover, hearing the birds, foliage smells, view from platform at top of falls and then the falls themselves at the bottom. Not much water currently, but plenty to cool off or stand under the falls. A beautiful spot for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Xavier R
Reviewed 5 February 2019

The walk to these falls is through bush and is lovely. The falls are regularly photographed & featured in media. They are lovely but Mc Lean Falls are more spectacular. Purakaunui Falls are more easily accessed & are worth a stop.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MJGx2
Reviewed 3 February 2019

Everyone passing through the Catlins should stop and take the short easy walk to these spectacular falls – it's well worth the time. They are quite special, and the short bush walk is an added bonus.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KCiscasey
Reviewed 30 January 2019

Another lovely walk to these falls, only a short walk but definitely worth the visit, tiered falls, beautiful bush and be on the outlook for native birds, saw fan tails, tomtits.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Philippa P
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Cool, lush, tropical hike...hard to believe it’s amidst grazing fields! It’s totally worth the stop!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank livinthedream137
Reviewed 3 October 2018

An easy 20 minute return walk through magnificent native forest. Quite a few of the tress are named which is very interesting. It was on this walk that I learnt that Captain Cook used the New Zealand native Red Pine or Rimu to brew a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 993anitat
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