World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

“The Soggy Sojourn” (Milford Track – November 27, 2004 to December 1, 2004)

With the rain coming down harder, we had beat a hasty retreat into the Pass Hut Shelter. I knew this region was one of the rainiest in the world and they sure weren’t kidding…

“The Sound of Silence” (Doubtful Sound, New Zealand – November 26, 2004)

I was concerned that the unseasonable and unstable weather would kill our viewing experience, but as the bus driver turned into pullout, we were blown away by what we saw…

Browne Falls, Cleve Garth Falls, Helena Falls, and the Doubtful Sound Waterfalls

Browne Falls could very well be the tallest waterfall known in New Zealand so far with a 619m-838m tumble into the remote Doubtful Sound in Fiordland, NZ.

Humboldt Falls

Humboldt Falls is a dramatic 275m waterfall reached by a 30-minute return track near the head of Hollyford Valley in the Fiordland Region of New Zealand.

Christie Falls and the Milford Highway Waterfalls

Christie Falls is a rushing roadside waterfall on Falls Creek right besides a narrow single-lane bridge on the Milford Sound Highway in Fiordland, New Zealand.

The Chasm

The Chasm was more of a nature walk than a waterfall experience in New Zealand, but it does feature a hidden one on the Cleddau River under a natural bridge.

Thunder Creek Falls

Thunder Creek Falls is a well-known 28m waterfall accessed from the Haast River Valley in Mt Aspiring NP between Haast and Wanaka in Otago, New Zealand.

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