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“very informative and good base”

Dawson Falls Visitor Center
Ranked #4 of 33 things to do in Stratford
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Auckland, New Zealand
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126 reviews
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“very informative and good base”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

This is a good place to base yourself if you want to visit Dawson falls. there are so many tracks to cover around the base. very good one day trip.

Visited April 2014
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Ghent, Belgium
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Although it rained, we went into the forest to see the Dawson falls. We didn't regret it. They are well worth it. Already the winding but oh so beautiful way to the starting point prepares you for that.

Visited March 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Breathtaking !”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

The Falls were absolutely breathtaking ! We travelled by car and at the Visitor Centre there was plenty of parking even though there were many travellers and walkers about. The Visitor Centre was informative and the mounted rostrum for viewing the Mountain was very good. The walk to the Falls was only a few minutes and as you left the road and entered the small track, the track was good .. after a short walk we got to the Falls and although it was very dry weather, the Falls were gushing magnificently, we wondered what they might be like after heavy rains ! The trip to Dawson Falls was well worth doing, it was a little distance from Stratford but the views of the Mount Taranaki and the Dawson Falls made our effort fully worthwhile. :-)

Visited April 2014
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Stratford, New Zealand
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“Dawson Falls”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

If you choose to check out Dawson Falls you will enjoy the peach and quite on offer there. You can park your vehicle at the visitor center a 100 meters up the road. The waterfall and the walk down is very picturesque.

Visited December 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Dawson Falls Family Hike”
Reviewed 11 January 2014

What a beautiful part of the Taranaki to spend a little (or a lot) of time! Ample parking, clean facilities. Great views across the region.

The bush is stunning and the falls are well worth the short walk from the carpark. There's tables for picnics and a pretty lodge/café for that warming coffee or meal.

The DOC staff at the visitor centre are friendly and knowledgeable. A great place to visit!

Visited January 2014
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