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An easy stroll to a nice waterfall

A lovely short bush walk to the waterfall. Nicely located in the bush. The water flowing over the... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Voodles
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Cromwell, New Zealand
via mobile
Better than the others

Such a lovely waterfall to visit. Less than 20 minute return walk. Go on a sunny day if possible... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2017
Eeva V
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Tampere, Finland
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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| Purakaunui Falls Road, Catlins coastal area, Papatowai, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Because there had been so much rain in the area before we arrived, and we were very lucky with the weather while we were there, the Falls were gorgeous, with so much water flowing down.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

A lovely short bush walk to the waterfall. Nicely located in the bush. The water flowing over the dark rock and the width of it makes it look nice. A couple of people were meditating on the rocks so they must have felt peace there.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Voodles
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

People told me this was amazing so I stopped here to have a look.... I must say I have seen better waterfalls over the last few weeks!

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Nicnac23
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Such a lovely waterfall to visit. Less than 20 minute return walk. Go on a sunny day if possible. No wheel chair or push chair access.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Easy walk from the road to the falls. Very wide rock - layered, that water comes down. Not a lot of water when the weather has been dry for a few days. However it's plusses and minuses because it is breathtaking to see the falls...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Judith K
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

So glad we stopped here on our drive through The Catlins NZ. Cool forest walk and large waterfall to enjoy!

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank jkaust1
Reviewed 11 December 2016

It was a pleasant 10 minute walk from the carpark to these falls. On the way (just beside the entrance) were a couple of trees that you can climb inside to take photos through the holes in the trunk. We walked through rainforest to a...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Puppynic
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

It was a pleasant 10 minute walk to these falls and they were lovely. Personally I preferred McLeans Falls but they are both worth the walk.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank danieller914
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

These falls are a 20 minute round trip from the parking area and it's well worth the trip. If you're in the area and you only do one hike, do this one. Beautiful!

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank JPinkerman
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Walk through rain forest to a number of minor waterfalls till you reach the large one with 4 tiers. Nice.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank ozdrifter
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