Waiau Falls

by Ian Smith
(Newcastle, Australia)

Hidden treasure

Hidden treasure

Waterfalls weren't on my agenda this particular day. In fact, the amazing tourist railway at Coromandel was all I was thinking of but, as is my wont, I decided to come home on a different road, albeit an unsealed one.

Though the route was the shortest back to our accommodation at Tairua, most people avoid it because it's mainly dirt.

It turned out to be a pleasant journey and, not long into it I came to a sign indicating Waiau Falls.

Since I'd never heard of them I thought I may as well have a look.

Turns out they're only a short descent away from the road and reasonably photogenic.

I hope you enjoy.

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Sep 09, 2008
A Missed Opportunity
by: World of Waterfalls

Waiau Falls was one of those waterfalls I look back on our 2004 trip to New Zealand with regret.

You see, we were there to get married in Whitianga, which isn't far from the unsealed road leading to Waiau Falls.

Unfortunately, all the preparations and processions of getting this wedding thing going consumed a lot of time. However, in hindsight, we did arrive in Whitianga from Auckland the day before the wedding, and instead of going north through Coromandel then via the unsealed road going by Waiau Falls, we took the eastern approach.

I really wish I could take moment back. But alas, hindsight's always 20/20 isn't it?

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