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McLean Falls

Rewcastle Road, Papatowai, New Zealand
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Private Tour: Dunedin to the Catlins
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Rewcastle Road, Papatowai, New Zealand
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"wonderful waterfall"
in 2 reviews
"lovely easy walk"
in 2 reviews
"walking track"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 2 reviews
"catlins"
in 12 reviews
"forest"
in 4 reviews
"photos"
in 7 reviews
"rocks"
in 4 reviews
"gravel"
in 2 reviews
"path"
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

We were close by, decided to look, and were happy we did. It's a very easy path through interesting rainforest to near the waterfall then some steps up. The forest itself was very good and the waterfall was bigger than we expected and very too....More

Thank Martin M
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

It’s named after Alexander McLean. There is a car park with toilets just before you enter the path towards the water-falls. It’s quite a distance to walk in but is well worth it. You hear rushing water when you get nearer to the falls. When...More

Thank Jjasg10
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

One of several waterfalls located along the Catlins Coastal Heritage Trail, McLean is a beautiful drop falls surrounded on both sides by beautiful dark-green mossy rocks. It is an easy walk from the car park, and, if you are capable once at the falls, be...More

Thank IN_Travelers47906
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Despite wet weather a worthwhile walk through magical forest to a wonderful waterfall. Trail was in good condition so avoided the ubiquitous mud.

Thank 987carita
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

This is a really nice walk up through the woods and a great view at the end. Lots of places to just stop and enjoy nature and take some great pics.

Thank Randal C
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is a must see! A nice easy walk through nice podocarp to a really beaut waterfall. We came on a stunning day weather wise and were so pleased we did.

Thank PadreNZ
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

A lovely easy walk through southland bush. Saw a bellbird close up. The falls are lovely, especially if you clamber to the higher level, but it is not a climb for the unfit. The walk to the falls is very easy though and still very...More

Thank gorgle
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

This is a very scenic walk through a forested area where you follow along the river for much of the way, with scenic looks along the way until you arrive at the main falls. This a short detour off the main road and we'll worth...More

Thank Gordon B
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

it is very worth taking a detour to visit McLean falls. The walk to the falls provides many surprises. each lookout point we found we thought we had gotten to McLean, but they were just the lead-up to the grand finale. McLean falls was a...More

Thank Hamish S
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

There's a long gravel drive (3km but it felt longer) to get here but the walking track is well maintained and picturesque. It took us the full 40 minutes to walk each way. There are a lot of stairs at the end but the views...More

Thank Janzell
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