Ohau Falls

Ohau Falls was a thin but pretty waterfall that turned out to be quite the popular spot when we made a visit here in early January 2010. We had been told that New Zealand fur seals would sometimes…

Wakefield Falls

Wakefield Falls was perhaps the most prominent of all the named waterfalls that we were aware of in the vicinity of the great Mt Cook (Aoraki was its Maori name). Indeed, this waterfall…

Acland Falls

Acland Falls was the first of three waterfalls that Julie and I visited in the peaceful and ancient Peel Forest (Tarahaoa). Perhaps the main reason why Julie and I found so much peace in this…

Emily Falls

Emily Falls was another of the three main waterfalls that we knew were resident in the Peel Forest. This particular waterfall required a little bit more work to reach than Acland Falls, which we…

Ryde Falls

Ryde Falls was probably the closest waterfall to Christchurch that Julie and I encountered though even then it still required about a 90-minute drive from the South Island’s largest city. So it was…

Devil’s Punchbowl Falls

Devils Punchbowl Falls was certainly a waterfall that Julie and I anticipated visiting ever since we came across it during our pre-trip research. We knew it was a prime feature of Arthur’s Pass…

Bridal Veil Falls

I felt compelled to write this Bridal Veil Falls page (as opposed to integrating it with our Devils Punchbowl Falls page) largely because there was a bit of confusion concerning this waterfall…

Avalanche Creek Falls

Avalanche Creek Falls was really my waterfalling excuse to talk about the Avalanche Peak Track even though Julie and I didn’t get the opportunity to do it during our November 2004 trip to New Zealand.

Twin Creek Falls and Reid Falls

Twin Creek Falls and Reid Falls were a pair of waterfalls in and around the Otira Viaduct, which was a cantilevered (elevated) highway officially opened in 1999 that was born out of necessity…