Pauanui Falls

by Alan
(North Yorkshire, UK)

Pauanui Falls

Pauanui Falls

Pauanui Falls
Path to the 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 entrance to a luxury resort. The road climbs then drops to a sweeping left hand bend. The "pull off" and start of the track are on the outside of this bend

I have called these Pauanui Falls but they may have another name. This is only a small waterfall, also because of the elevated viewpoint the photograph does not do it justice.
It could be combined with a trip to Wentworth Falls.

Driving towards Pauanui on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula we noticed a small parking area and sign board. We investigated on our return journey and found that it was the start of a path to a waterfall. We returned the next day to investigate further, and found a narrow path leading to a small waterfall in a gorge.

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Oct 09, 2015
by: Anonymous

Hence the reason Toetoe (often mispelt as Toitoi) is commonly known as 'cutty grass'. But glad you enjoyed the view at the end. Were you brave enough to jump off into the pool?

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