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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Humboldt Falls

Humboldt Falls was one of the more dramatic waterfalls that we experienced in New Zealand. It was hard to believe that this waterfall seemed to be one of the better kept secrets in Fiordland…

Christie Falls and the Milford Highway Waterfalls

Christie Falls was a roadside waterfall right besides a narrow single-lane bridge on the Milford Sound Highway. Because it was next to a sign that said “Falls Creek”, I’d imagine this waterfall…

The Chasm

The Chasm was really more of a nature walk than a waterfalling experience, but I’m including a write-up about it because there really was a waterfall within the narrow potholed gorge. The problem…

Thunder Creek Falls

Thunder Creek Falls was one of the more well-known waterfalls in the Haast River Valley section of Mt Aspiring National Park. Julie and I sensed it was popular because both times we made a visit…

Fantail Falls

Fantail Falls was the second of two pretty well-known waterfalls we encountered in the vicinity of Haast Pass as we were motoring through Mt Aspiring National Park between Queenstown and Glacier…

Roaring Billy Falls

Roaring Billy Falls was a fragmented waterfall that Julie and I didn’t expect to visit during our November 2004 trip to New Zealand as we hadn’t run across any literature about it prior to that trip..

Depot Creek Falls

Depot Creek Falls was a rather obscure and somewhat hidden cascade since it didn’t have any signs for it (unlike the other waterfalls we encountered in the Haast River Valley and Haast Pass vicinity..

“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” was what I believe to be an unofficially named waterfall since it didn’t appear to have an official name on any of the maps that I had seen of New Zealand. That said, the…

Devil’s Punchbowl Falls

Devils Punchbowl Falls was certainly a waterfall that Julie and I anticipated visiting ever since we came across it during our pre-trip research. We knew it was a prime feature of Arthur’s Pass…

Bridal Veil Falls

I felt compelled to write this Bridal Veil Falls page (as opposed to integrating it with our Devils Punchbowl Falls page) largely because there was a bit of confusion concerning this waterfall…

Avalanche Creek Falls

Avalanche Creek Falls was really my waterfalling excuse to talk about the Avalanche Peak Track even though Julie and I didn’t get the opportunity to do it during our November 2004 trip to New Zealand.

Carew Creek Falls

Carew Creek Falls (also referred to as just Carew Falls) was an early morning waterfall adventure for me as I left from the town of Greymouth. Typically, I’d imagine this could also be a detour…

Dorothy Falls

Dorothy Falls was sort of an obscure waterfall that Julie and I made a short detour to see while we were spending the better part of a late afternoon around the town of Hokitika. According to the…

Twin Creek Falls and Reid Falls

Twin Creek Falls and Reid Falls were a pair of waterfalls in and around the Otira Viaduct, which was a cantilevered (elevated) highway officially opened in 1999 that was born out of necessity…

Five Mile Creek Falls (“Waterfall Walk”)

Five Mile Creek Falls was a waterfall that I didn’t know its name because the signage at this falls said “Waterfall Walk” and nothing more. It wasn’t until after the trip when I indirectly…

“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 was one of the more picturesque waterfalls we had seen in the North Island. This particular waterfall was located near the surfing town of Raglan. What made the falls stand out…

Marokopa Falls

Marokopa Falls was Julie’s kind of waterfall as it featured a satisfyingly classic block shape with a reported height of 30-35m. For us it was a no-brainer to make the extra drive west of the…

Tongariro Crossing Waterfalls

The Tongariro Crossing Waterfalls page was my waterfalling excuse to talk about the unforgettable hike between three active volcanos in a moonscape that was said to be the finest day tramp…