World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Fantail Falls

Fantail Falls is a 15m waterfall easily accessed by a two-minute walk in the vicinity of Haast Pass in Mt Aspiring National Park in Otago, New Zealand.

Roaring Billy Falls

Roaring Billy Falls is a fragmented waterfall reachable by a 30-minute return walk in Haast River Valley of Mt Aspiring National Park in Otago, New Zealand.

Depot Creek Falls

Depot Creek Falls is a rather obscure and somewhat hidden cascade by the mouth of the Haast River Valley surrounded by ephemeral waterfalls in Otago, NZ.

“On Thick Ice” (Glacier Country, New Zealand – November 23, 2004 to November 25, 2004)

It had been pouring rain since yesterday. We worried that this would cancel our pre-booked heli-hike on the thick ice of the Franz Josef Glacier. Given the low-lying clouds and poor visibility…

Trident Creek Falls, Unser Fritz Falls, and the Franz Josef Glacier Waterfalls

Trident Creek Falls is a shapely waterfall near the foot of the Franz Josef Glacier in the Westland Tai Poutini National Park in New Zealand’s South Island.

Devil’s Punchbowl Falls

Devils Punchbowl Falls is a 131m falls (one of New Zealand’s tallest) seen from Arthur’s Pass Village but best seen on Devils Punchbowl Track or Scotts Track.

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls is an elusive waterfall north of Arthur’s Pass Village best seen from Scotts Track as opposed to the Bridal Veil Track in Canterbury, NZ.

Avalanche Creek Falls

Avalanche Creek Falls is a side waterfall visible in Arthur’s Pass Village, but it’s really my waterfalling excuse to talk about the Avalanche Peak Track.

Carew Creek Falls

Carew Creek Falls (also just Carew Falls) is a 30m waterfall visible from Lake Brunner but accessed on a short hour-long return track towards its base.

Dorothy Falls

Dorothy Falls is an obscure waterfall said to be 64m tall in the LINZ-based topo maps, but we only saw the last 10-15m of it while driving by Lake Kaniere.

Twin Creek Falls and Reid Falls

Twin Creek Falls and Reid Falls are a pair of waterfalls the Otira Viaduct. Reid Falls is modified by rock slides while Twin Creek Falls is by the Temple Basin.

Five Mile Creek Falls (“Waterfall Walk”)

Five Mile Creek Falls is a tall and slender 40m waterfall reached by a short 20-minute walk by Maruia Springs and Lewis Pass in New Zealand’s South Island.

“Mad Dash To The West Coast” (West Coast South Island, New Zealand – November 20, 2004 to November 22, 2004)

I wasn’t sure we were going to make it to the Pancake Rocks in time for sunset – especially given our Maui rental car snafu experience and the probability it will rain on the South Island’s West Coast

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls is a picturesque 55m free-leaping waterfall located near the surfing town of Raglan, New Zealand. A short track led us to its top and bottom.

Marokopa Falls

Marokopa Falls is a classic block-shaped waterfall dropping 35m reached on a short walk west of the famous Waitomo Caves in the Waikato Region, New Zealand.

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..

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.