World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Tangoio Falls and Te Ana Falls

Tangoio Falls and Te Ana Falls comprised a pleasant waterfall tandem that we were able to experience while doing the bush walk to see them both within the Tangoio Falls Scenic Reserve. Each…

Waipunga Falls

Waipunga Falls was certainly one of the more dramatic waterfalls that Julie and I came across during our initial tour of New Zealand in November 2004. In fact, we thought high enough of this…

Totarapapa Falls

Totarapapa Falls was a waterfall that Julie and I completely stumbled upon as we were driving from Rotorua to Wairoa through the rugged Te Urewera National Park. Indeed, if it wasn’t for a signpost…

Mokau Falls

Mokau Falls was probably the most impressive waterfall of the ones that Julie and I encountered during our drive through Te Urewera National Park between Rotorua and Wairoa. This waterfall was…

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

The Aniwaniwa Falls (meaning “Rainbow Falls” in Maori) were really a set of three waterfalls along the Aniwaniwa River deep in Te Urewera National Park on the eastern shores of the remote…

Papakorito Falls

Papakorito Falls was the last of the waterfalls that we saw while making the long drive through Te Urewera National Park between Rotorua and Wairoa. This particular waterfall was attractively…

Te Reinga Falls

Te Reinga Falls was a waterfall that Julie and I had to do a little bit of an unofficial scramble to even get the partial view you see at the top of this page. Despite the fact that this waterfall…

Shine Falls

Shine Falls was one of the off-the-beaten-track waterfalls that Julie and I went looking for as we made the drive between Wairoa and Napier in the drier Hawke’s Bay Region of New Zealand. We…

Te Wairoa Falls

Te Wairoa Falls (also called Wairere Falls) was our waterfalling excuse to check out the tragic Buried Village of Te Wairoa. Like the ancient Roman city of Pompeii being buried by the pyroclastic…

Kakahi Falls

Kakahi Falls was our waterfalling excuse to check out the Hell’s Gate Thermal Reserva and Spa. What made this waterfall different from most of the others we had seen was that it was said to be the…

Tarawera Falls

Julie and I made it a point to visit Tarawera Falls after coming across pictures of it during our pre-trip research. What lured us in was the unusual characteristic of a waterfall seemingly…

“The Shortcut” (Bay of Plenty and Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand – November 13, 2004 to November 15, 2004)

I had read somewhere that this road tended to break up marriages as couples would argue after finding out it wasn’t the shortcut one of them hoped it would be. I prayed this would not be our fate…

Wairere Falls

Wairere Falls was probably one of my favourite North Island waterfalls. The falls made two dramatic leaps that we could see even from the Old Te Aroha Rd several kilometres away. We were able to…

McLaren Falls and “Marshall Falls”

McLaren Falls and “Marshall Falls” were two different waterfalls in close proximity to each other that I’m focusing on for this page. The latter resided in the McLaren Falls park while ironically…

Kaiate Falls (Te Rerekawau)

Kaiate Falls (also refered to by its Maori name “Te Rerekawau” or “Te Rere Kawau” as well as Te Rerekawau Falls) was actually a pair of impressive waterfalls with one being a three-tiered upper…

Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls (also called Wentworth Valley Falls) was one of the taller I happened to encounter while touring the Coromandel area. It was said to be 50m tall, which was comprised of two angled…

“A Destination Wedding to Remember” (Whitianga, New Zealand – November 10, 2004 to November 12, 2004)

When I look back at the destination wedding photos taken by Susanna and her nephew, I still get misty-eyed. It was one of those rare times when all of my expectations were exceeded. I’ll never forget

Haruru Falls

Haruru Falls was a short stopover that was essentially our waterfalling excuse to explore the Bay of Islands at Paihia. The waterfall spanned the Waitangi River so it was much wider (maybe 15m)…

Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls was a very nice waterfall that eerily reminded me of how Whangarei Falls looked, which we had seen just the day before seeing this one. Not only did they look the same, they had…

Waiotemarama Falls

Waiotemarama Falls (meaning “water of the moon” in Maori) was a petit 5m waterfall that provided Julie and I a very serene experience on its short bush walk. So we didn’t have to do the entire…