Braeburn Falls

by Alan
(North Yorkshire, UK)

Return walking time 1.5 to 2 hours. Walking Track

This pretty fall is located in the Nelson Lakes Region of South Island. To get there turn off SH6 at Gowan Bridge and follow the sealed road to the small hamlet of Rotoroa. At Rotoroa turn right onto Braeburn Track. After perhaps 0.5km there is a small parking area on the right, and the track to the falls is opposite.

The first section of the track follows a former access road above the unseen shore of Lake Rotoroa. The track eventually climbs and leads upwards and has some moderately steep sections before reaching the viewpoint for the falls. There is a loop track through wetlands for the return to the parking area.

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Dec 16, 2010
Beware of the sand flies
by: Alan

I am down rating this post from Johnny's generous rating because I should have warned about the sand flies. They are very noticeable in the area.

Dec 12, 2010
Missed out on this one
by: World of Waterfalls

Thanks for sharing this waterfall!

In our most recent trip to New Zealand, Julie and I were in the Lake Rotoroa area before meeting up with some nice folks who invited us to dinner in Blenheim.

Your submission made us realize that we missed out on an opportunity to go waterfalling while in the Nelson Lakes NP. Maybe next time...

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