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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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