World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

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.

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

Tarawera Falls

Tarawera Falls is a 35m waterfall emerging like springs from fissures and cracks in the vertical cliffs by Lake Tarawera reachable by a 350m track near Kawerau.

“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 is a 153m waterfall towering over the Waikato Plains between Te Aroha and Matamata in the Kaimai-Mamaku Range in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

McLaren Falls and “Marshall Falls”

McLaren Falls and Marshall Falls are two different waterfalls in close proximity to each other. McLaren Falls is regulated and Marshall Falls is a short walk.

Kaiate Falls (Te Rerekawau)

Kaiate Falls (or Te Rerekawau in Maori) consists of a 25m 3-tiered upper falls and a 10m lower falls accessed by a loop bush walk near Tauranga, New Zealand.

Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls (or Wentworth Valley Falls) at 50m tall is one of the taller waterfalls in the Coromandel area of New Zealand with a gold mining heritage.

“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 is a short (5m) but wide (15m) waterfall on the Waitangi River easily accessed from the Bay of Islands at Paihia in New Zealand’s Northland Region.

Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls is an impressive and easily-accessible 27m tall classic rectangular waterfall near the town of Kerikeri in the Northland Region of New Zealand.

Waiotemarama Falls

Waiotemarama Falls (“water of the moon” in Maori) is a 5m waterfall on the Waiotemarama Bush Track near the kauri tree forests of Northland, New Zealand

“Pulled Over” (Northland, New Zealand – November 7, 2004 to November 9, 2004)

We headed west along SH12 when we had to follow a slow-moving truck. And so we merrily waited for an opportunity to pass the truck safely when a police car was suddenly in our rear-view mirror…

Piroa Falls

Piroa Falls is a 20m waterfall accessible by a short walk within the Waipu Gorge Scenic Reserve between Auckland and Whangarei in New Zealand’s North Island.

Whangarei Falls

Whangarei Falls (pronounced “FAHNG-uh-ray”) is a pleasing 26m rectangular waterfall accessed by a stroll with picnic areas in the city of Whangei, New Zealand.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Camping Weekend Itinerary – August 27, 2004 to August 29, 2004

This Labor Day Weekend Itinerary pertained to a camping trip within the Cedar Grove section of Kings Canyon National Park. Since it took place well into the Summer…

Mist Falls

Mist Falls is a 45ft waterfall in California’s Cedar Grove section of Kings Canyon National Park en route to Paradise Valley on an 8-mile round-trip hike.

Yellowstone and Grand Tetons Itinerary – June 17, 2004 to June 27, 2004

This itinerary of our visit to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton national Park was largely with a tight budget where we booked ahead for campsites for about half the trip while staying lodges for the remainder of the nights…