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An impressive cascade

You need some form of transport to get to the visitors' centre on the lower slopes of the mountain... read more

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Dorothy I
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Beautiful and easy walk

The walk to Dawson Falls is great if you want an easy walk with big pay-off in beauty. our day... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Manaia Road, Egmont National Park 4391, New Zealand
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Reviewed today

You need some form of transport to get to the visitors' centre on the lower slopes of the mountain but once there you'll find plenty of information about the good number of short and long bush walks that are well marked and graded for difficulty...More

Thank Dorothy I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk to Dawson Falls is great if you want an easy walk with big pay-off in beauty. our day started off with Taranaki shrouded in clouds but we were lucky and the clouds lifted, giving us a beautiful view of the mountain and the...More

Thank binard123
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

It had snowed the day before so it was wet underfoot but we walked the trail to the stairs that led to the bottom of the falls. Well worth the trek down even though it was steep in places. Getting back up wasn’t too hard...More

Thank catchfab
Reviewed 27 August 2018

There are many different walks to do from the car park and visitor centre, not just the waterfalls. There are walks that cater for all ages and abilities. Some are accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. There are huts to stay at on some routes. There...More

Thank andrew p
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Dawson Falls is a very rustic place. The location is ideal being just 10mins away from the road or you can take the long looped trek from the Visitor Centre that would take about an hour. Near the falls is the original powerstation that is...More

Thank GangesLim
Reviewed 21 June 2018

A narrow drive into the falls carpark. Visit to the falls is worthwhile but the steps are steep and not the best for short legs. Falls are very pretty even on a cold day

Thank Milly_Molly_Mandy63
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Short walk down to this beautiful waterfall. You can get really close to this waterfall. Definitely worth the drive out there.

Thank barefootlouise
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

An easy hour-long ish walk not far from the main road, the falls are certainly impressive to see. There’s a lot of spray coming off them as they’re very powerful so make sure you visit on a dry day so not to get extra wet!

Thank Jessisaw
Reviewed 4 March 2018

one of the wonderful walks to do in the area. I did this walk with my 77 year old parents and they loved it. Just a good distance, not too hard, just beautiful

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

As per other reviews I had read we parked at the first small carpark with the shortest walk to the falls. You walk for a couple of minutes & then the path splits & you can either walk 5 mins further up to see the...More

Thank JellyCom
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