World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Tongariro Crossing Waterfalls

The Tongariro Crossing Waterfalls are incidental attractions along the New Zealand’s most famous day hike as it passed through colourful volcanic landscapes.

Mt Damper Falls

Mt Damper Falls is a 74m waterfall in the Taranaki Region near the Forgotten World Highway reachable by a pleasant 20-minute walk in the Waitaanga Forest.

Dawson Falls

Dawson Falls is a 16m waterfall on the slopes of the conical Mt Taranaki, which is central to Egmont National Park in the North Island of New Zealand.

Raukawa Falls

Raukawa Falls was a 15m-tall and 50m-wide waterfall seen from a convenient lookout by the SH4 between Wanganui and Ohakune in Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand..

Mahuia Rapids, Toakakura Falls, Matariki Falls

Mahuia Rapids was really an accidental find as we were actually looking for Matariki Falls and Toakakura Falls, which happened to be obscure labels on a map of the Tongariro National Park area in…

Tawhai Falls

Tawhai Falls (pronounced “TAW-fai”) is a 5m waterfall on the Whangapapanui Stream accessed on a short 20-minute return track near Whakapapa in Tongariro NP.

Taranaki Falls

Taranaki Falls is a 20m waterfall surrounded by open scenery providing a chance to see the impressive volcanos of Tongariro National Park in good weather.

Mangawhero Falls

Mangawhero Falls is a 25m plunge waterfall on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu along the Ohakune Mtn Road that could be a filming location of The Lord of the Rings.

Waitonga Falls

Waitonga Falls at 39m is the tallest waterfall in Tongariro National Park with a varied bush walk encompassing native bush, a scenic bog, and mountain views.

“The Journey Through Mordor” (Taranaki and Tongariro Crossing – November 16, 2004 to November 19, 2004)

The weather report had predicted bad weather until Friday. Unfortunately, it was Tuesday and I was worried our hoped-for Tongariro Crossing hike was in jeopardy…

Huka Falls

Huka Falls packed quite a punch for a modestly-sized 9-11m waterfall as it discharged 300kL/s with a light blue colour on the Waikato River draining Lake Taupo.

Tangoio Falls and Te Ana Falls

Tangoio Falls and Te Ana Falls made up a waterfall tandem accessed on a short bush walk in Hawke’s Bay. Tangoio Falls is 25m tall and Te Ana Falls is 10m high.

Waipunga Falls

Waipunga Falls is an easy-to-access roadside 40m waterfall dropping in three segments with a companion waterfall between Taupo and Napier in the Bay of Plenty.

Totarapapa Falls

Totarapapa Falls is a roadside waterfall reportedly 45m tall in the north of the remote Te Urewera National Park near the town of Murupara, New Zealand.

Mokau Falls

Mokau Falls is a 37m tall waterfall to the north of Lake Waikaremoana in Te Urewera National Park. We think it’s the most impressive waterfall in the park.

Aniwaniwa Falls – Bridal Veil Falls, Momahaki Falls, and Te Tangi-o-Hinerau Falls

The Aniwaniwa Falls (‘Rainbow Falls’ in Maori) consist of 3 waterfalls (Bridal Veil Falls, Momahaki Falls, and Te-tangi-o-Hinerau) in Te Urewera National Park.

Papakorito Falls

Papakorito Falls is a 20m rounded waterfall near the eastern shore of Lake Waikaremoana in Te Urewera National Park accessible by a short two-minute walk.

Te Reinga Falls

Te Reinga Falls is a powerful-but-hard-to-see series of waterfalls dropping 35m fed by a combination of the Ruakituri and Hangaroa Rivers in the East Coast, NZ.

Shine Falls

Shine Falls is a 58m waterfall said to be the Hawke’s Bay Region’s tallest. We accessed it on a scenic 1 hour 45 minute bush walk starting in a paddock.

Kakahi Falls

Kakahi Falls is a 12m geothermally-heated waterfall surrounded by mud volcanos, acidic lakes, and colourful springs in the Hell’s Gate Reserve near Rotorua.