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Lovely bush walk.

These falls are only about a 10 minute walk from the car park as compared to some of the other... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2015
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Kids enjoyed walk more than falls

Viewing platform too small and quite far back to really enjoy the falls. But the walk through... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2015
Yoni G
Singapore, Singapore
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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 22 December 2015 via mobile

Viewing platform too small and quite far back to really enjoy the falls. But the walk through mossy forest was easy and pretty. Kids really enjoyed until we started boring them with taking pictures of the falls ;)

Thank Yoni G
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

This is a short walk which isnt hard to do so see an awsome waterfall. Doesnt take long to walk to. If you want you can rock hop.underneith the waterfall.

1  Thank claire_beer
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Very short walk to an incredible falls, Very enjoyable walk and great for photography. Good fun for the whole familly!

Thank anadu21
Reviewed 2 November 2015

short walk in and out again. if you are heading south then ur next stop is the lost gypsy gallery in papatowai for an awesome coffee and some seriously funny artistic creations up behind the bus. heading north? go see the sealions at surat bay!

1  Thank Slightly_Wst_of_Sane
Reviewed 25 July 2015

This is an easy 10-minute walk through the forest, with some beautiful flora. After crossing a little bridge you reach the falls. Despite the falls having a strong stream of water, they were rather underwhelming and there was no "WOW" effect. Still, as it's such...More

1  Thank TheShis
Reviewed 8 June 2015

An easy bush walk down to the falls where there is a viewing platform. It is definitely worth visiting.

Thank KiwiDNA
Reviewed 6 June 2015

These falls are only about a 10 minute walk from the car park as compared to some of the other falls in the area. The bush walk is pleasant and many of the trees are named. The falls themselves came down in 3 tiers. In...More

Thank Tenorman41
Reviewed 4 June 2015

The falls are only a short walk from the car park, and are in a beautiful setting. Perfect for any photographers out there like myself. I really enjoyed this visit and would recommend it to everyone! The falls are one of the best to photograph...More

Thank SamanthaLetten
Reviewed 26 May 2015

We had to walk for about 10 minutes to reach the Purakaunui Falls a part of the Catlins. We saw a small waterfall on our way, and numerous exotic trees, typical of New Zealand. I thought at times that I was in the Amazon jungle,...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Due to the drought, not very spectacular when we went, but a pleasant detour nevertheless and only a short walk from the car park

Thank APDC2014
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