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Dawson Falls

Manaia Road, Egmont National Park 4391, New Zealand
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Lovely Falls - lots of steps!!!

Nice, relatively short hike but quite a steep gradient - all the way down and all the way up again... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nottingham, UK
Awesome falls

Falls worth a visit. Track to falls is beautiful. Walking and driving both options are available... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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“short walk” (6 reviews)
“car park” (8 reviews)
“easy walk” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Manaia Road, Egmont National Park 4391, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice, relatively short hike but quite a steep gradient - all the way down and all the way up again. The falls are worth the effort but id would be slippery in wet weather so watch your feet. Free parking at the visitors centre.

Thank PamNottingham_UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Falls worth a visit. Track to falls is beautiful. Walking and driving both options are available. Loops and other tracks are also worth doing.

Thank TarunNegi
Reviewed 1 May 2017

While not the biggest or most impressive waterfall we saw on our travels in NZ it is none the less impressive. There are multiple ways to get there but just follow the signs. The walk can be a short 5 minutes or as much as...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We parked up and went to enquire in the visitor centre if it would be best to do the Wilkie Pools or Dawson falls walk first. Once the guy had looked up from the book he was reading he said do the Wilkies Pools walk...More

Thank 713caroline
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Even on a rainy day these falls were fun to visit. It's about a 15 min walk from the parking lot at the end of the road. There's a platform to watch the falls from or you can walk down as well. Nice forest walk...More

Thank valerieOhio
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Access from visitor centre begins on the road which is a pity although there are other approaches from different trails. Steps down to falls are a bit uneven towards the bottom. View from viewpoint partly obscured by vegetation. Falls themselves and the pool below them...More

Thank JKBandBMB
Reviewed 11 March 2017

we visited these falls on a very wet and rainy day. It was very wet underfoot as we took the steps but the view from the viewing platform was spectacular

Thank dippy_sal
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We started our walk up by the 5 min. trail to the power plant. The trail was uneven, steep in places, with lots of steps and tree roots. After about a 30 minute hike, we came to a sign that said the road was a...More

Thank yank
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The walk from Dawson Falls car park to Stratford Plateau and back is a brilliant half-day walk. Wonderful vegetation.

Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The hike to this waterfall wasn't overly strenuous, although there were some steep steps to get down to it. The payoff was worth it - there had been a lot of rain prior to our arrival, so the waterfall was really flowing. Even though it...More

Thank jpkeel
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