The Tongariro Crossing Waterfalls are incidental attractions along the New Zealand’s most famous day hike as it passed through colourful volcanic landscapes.
Mahuia Rapids was really an accidental find as we were actually looking for Matariki Falls and Toakakura Falls, which happened to be obscure labels on a map of the Tongariro National Park area in…
Tawhai Falls (pronounced “TAW-fai”) is a 5m waterfall on the Whangapapanui Stream accessed on a short 20-minute return track near Whakapapa in Tongariro NP.
Taranaki Falls is a 20m waterfall surrounded by open scenery providing a chance to see the impressive volcanos of Tongariro National Park in good weather.
Mangawhero Falls is a 25m plunge waterfall on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu along the Ohakune Mtn Road that could be a filming location of The Lord of the Rings.
Waitonga Falls at 39m is the tallest waterfall in Tongariro National Park with a varied bush walk encompassing native bush, a scenic bog, and mountain views.
Huka Falls packed quite a punch for a modestly-sized 9-11m waterfall as it discharged 300kL/s with a light blue colour on the Waikato River draining Lake Taupo.