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Small but perfectly formed

A 10 minute easy walk from the car. During winter have some sensible footwear as the track was wet... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
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Beautiful short walk in Native Bush

This 10 min each way walk takes you through Native Bush past a gently flowing stream leading you to... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2016
Invercargill, New Zealand
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
| Purakaunui Falls Road, Catlins coastal area, Papatowai, New Zealand
+64 3-211 2400
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Water fall lovers must go there. Best place easy to access. Peace amd Greenery every where in this place. I am sure u will love it. Must take with you camera, water and non slippery shoes if you will go close to the water fall

Thank Man D
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Do not miss this if you are in the Catlins. This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls I have seen on my extensive travels (world wide). It is simply perfect, like someone specifically built it to look beautiful ... in fact it is so...More

Thank michelleskinz
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

A 10 minute easy walk from the car. During winter have some sensible footwear as the track was wet and there was a few puddles on the steps leading down to the base of the falls.on a rainy day the falls are gushing water. Hubby,...More

Thank lucystarbuck
Reviewed 4 June 2016

This 10 min each way walk takes you through Native Bush past a gently flowing stream leading you to the wonderful Purakaunui Falls. This walk is suitable for those who can handle flights of stairs (sometimes slippery). Photo opportunities galore. Surperb off-street parking on the...More

Thank 2805John1952
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

If your in the area the short walk is definatly worth it to see the tiered falls. Pretty cool and worth a photo.

Thank Rikt87
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth checking out while you are in the Catlins. Only a short walk up to the falls and the whole walk is easy to do and very picturesque, and the falls themselves are beautiful.

Thank 298jessr
Reviewed 28 March 2016

The falls are only a 10 min walk through the forest. Very pleasant views from the bridge. Not as spectacular as other falls we have seen but well worth a visit. Parking on the road OK but could be a problem when busy.

Thank chrisatholly55
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

We were travelling from Invercargill to Dunedin via the southern scenic route. So we were stopping at lots of sites. It is a 10/15 min easy walk through a wooded area. The falls are in steps and would look better after several days of rain....More

Thank old_romantics_2000
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

The falls are not that big but still very beautiful. The walk is only ten minutes so very accessible but it's a long gravel road; be warned!

Thank 590alir
Reviewed 11 February 2016

It's a bit of a detour off the main road to get here, but these waterfalls are just stunning and well worth a visit. Can be quite hard to get a parking spot during busy times, however. Lovely short walk to the falls themselves, everything...More

Thank AlbanyRick
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