Cold doesn't even begin to describe it (Mangawhero Falls)

by Kendy

August of 2007, my dad and I took a short trip to NZ, which I've always wanted to do. We were the only ones booked on the trip around lake Taupo and Tongiriro park that day.

This was one of our stops. I do happen to be a Lord of the Rings fan, and I recalled Andy Serkis talking about how terribly cold it was filming here.

He wasn't kidding!

It was raining when we were there, but we still had a blast. There's an observing platform that lets you get a good view of the falls. In person you can get a sense of how dramatic and dangerous the plunge is. Despite, or maybe because of, that, it's an incredibly beautiful place.

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Nov 03, 2008
It's been too long...
by: World of Waterfalls

From the looks of your photo, there was a lot more flow in Mangawhero Falls than when we were there.

I remembered the weather was clearing from several consecutive days of rain so I can imagine how cold and wet it was when you were there.

Still, I miss NZ and your post reminded me of the good times we had there. It's been too long since our last trip there and I'm longing to go back!

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