Pauanui Falls

Driving difficulty: Easy on sealed road. Walking difficulty: Easy 40 minute return walk. Hazards: The grass growing at the side of the path near the fall is sharp edged. It cut my hand when I brushed against it. Location: From SH25 on the eastern Coromandel take the Hikuai Settlement Road towards Pauanui. Continue past the […]

Pokaiwhenua Falls and Okoroire Falls

Driving: About 36km from Matamata. Walking: Falls are adjacent to picnic/parking area. These are not major falls in either height or volume of flow, but they are accessible. Getting there: From Matamata take SH27 southwards to Tirau. At Tirau turn left onto SH1 to Putaruru. At Putaruru turn right into Arapuni road. The falls and […]

Wairua Falls

Driving distance from Whangarei about 34kms on sealed roads. Walking distance minimal. Lookout at car park. These falls are to the west of Whangerei, North Island. We visited them back in April 2006, and with beginners luck found them with a reasonable flow. I have since read that a local hydro station diverts all of […]

Rere Falls

Driving time about 45 minutes (50km) from Gisborne. Walking time about 5 minutes. Rere Falls are in North Island, to the west of Gisborne and to the south of SH2. Joyce and visited these falls towards the end of March 2010. From Gisborne take SH2 towards Wairoa. At the Waipoa Bridge roundabout turn right onto […]

Braeburn Falls

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 […]

Cedar Creek Falls Jan 2008

Hi, my name is Phil and I just wanted to share a photo of Cedar Creek Falls in full flow. Had you been there a few months earlier you would have seen it too. We had been staying in Proserpine for about 9 months. I lived full time traveling with my family in a motor […]

Toorongo Falls

Thank you Johnny & Julie for such a beautiful website!! Here are some pics of the waterfall as it was on 21 November 2010. My partner and I visited these falls on Sunday 21 November 2010 (last weekend), and they were magnificent. The writer is correct that the drought had an impact in the photos […]

Sailor Falls – Photography Excursion, August 2010

A couple of friends and I stopped off at Sailor Falls on the way home from a photo excursion in the Bendigo area in August 2010. Recent rains meant the falls flowed nicely. Although it was too hazy and sunny to get decent shots, I did snap this one. 0 CommentsOnly logged in users can […]

Strath Falls recovery following 2009 fires

Strath Falls was severely burnt during the 2009 fires in Victoria. Almost 2 years on, and after a year of almost record rain, the falls are recovering well. 2 CommentsOnly logged in users can post a comment (login at topright corner of your screen) Please login or sign up to comment

The most awesome place I have ever been!

I visited Iguazu Falls the first time back in 1978. I stayed in a hostel that was just outside the park where international travelers stayed – no electricity and no plumbing in the rooms. The falls were so fantastic that I went back another three times, staying at the same hostel. The natural beauty is […]

Snug Falls, 2009.

My girlfriend and I visited Snug in October of last year. It was a bit of a hike up through muddy and uneven ground, and it rained a lot. Keeping that much water off a 10mm super wide lens with a 77mm filter diameter is tricky at best. Lovely spot though, would highly recommend. 0 […]

Malibu Grotto (“The Grotto Falls”)

Small falls but a great hike with lots of Malibu mountain scenery and tons of boulder hopping. I think this made the hike. The hike is all downhill so be aware that you will be going back up when it is time to leave. The trail seems to stop at boulders, but if you take […]

CMarie (Escondido Falls)

This hike is AMAZING! I was happy going through this trail with a few friends as it was quite pretty. The road up is a long one and there were a few small stream crossings. It is dog friendly so that was nice because we had a small dog with us. We mainly hike trails […]

Yes, Seals Do Frequent Ohau Falls

Joyce and I first visited Ohau Falls late in March 2008, after reading about them in Anna & Andrew Jameson’s book “Accessible Walks”. After passing under the railway viaduct, we heard some splashes and saw seal pups moving towards the sea. A little way further along the track we met a NZ couple taking movies […]

Waihi Falls: Access Update March 2010

Joyce and I approached this waterfall from the south via Masterton, where we had camped after a rough crossing from South Island,(other passengers were using the paper bags). I remember Johnny & Julie had a similar crossing a few months earlier. While driving from Masterton we passed through a lot of sheep country, but while […]

Mt Damper Falls: Strange Creature and Changes..

Joyce and I first visited this waterfall in early March 2006. It was a showery day and we were about to return to our transport when we experienced an extreme shower. It felt like we had got too close to the falls! We used the little shelter provided by the tree ferns at the top […]

Wentworth Falls: Access Update April 2010

My wife Joyce and I visited this waterfall on 7th April 2010. Do not be be deterred by Johnny’s mention and pictures of stream crossings. The track has been upgraded since his visit. It is to DOC’s walking path standard throughout. All stream crossings are either avoided or bridged. This was good as we are […]

Sheoak Falls Aug 2010

Sheoak Falls at moderate flow 0 CommentsOnly logged in users can post a comment (login at topright corner of your screen) Please login or sign up to comment

Hopkins Falls at full flow

We visited this falls in August 2010. The recent wet weather had the falls at a very high flow, and the spectacle was bringing in many of the locals to come and gawk at the sight. The park was full, and visitors were parking along the main road outside the park to get a look. […]

Nigretta Falls at full flow

Visited in August 2010, and Nigretta Falls was flowing very well – some of the trees at the base were submerged in the river. 0 CommentsOnly logged in users can post a comment (login at topright corner of your screen) Please login or sign up to comment