Rata Falls track

Rata Falls track

Peel Forest Park


5 Rankers Reviews

1 Face-to-Face

10 Geraldine

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Time: 2 hr return trip

Start on Emily Falls track but turn right at the fork. Continue until dropping down into Rata Stream. A short walk upstream will bring you to the falls. An alternative return to Blandswood is to follow the Rata streambed down through a short gorge. This requires continuous walking on stony riverbed. Rata is in flower from late December to about mid January.


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  • Walking
  • Free


Thorsten's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Super Ort. Der Weg ist nicht Kinderwagen geeignet aber spektakulär. Es waren nur zwei andere Touristen vor Ort.
Die Laufzeit betrug rund 2 Stunden. Der Weg ist stellenweise schmal und nicht in guten Zustand, was dem ganzen aber eher einen besonderen Reiz vermittelt. Man überquert mehrmals den Bach weswegen gute Schuhe wichtig sind.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Charles's avatar


Ranking: 7/10

Easy walk, just one hour return.
Funny way, walk on the rocks and cross the river several times.

The waterfalls is small and not impressive, but still good to see.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

Laura Schratt's avatar

Laura Schratt


Ranking: 9/10

It was my first time in a native forest. We heard a lot of birds singing. The waterfall was not a spectacular one but still beautiful. Easy track, not really exhausting.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Teresa Holden's avatar

Teresa Holden

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Not a crowded track, not too far and good to take kids on. Love the smell of earth and trees and listening to the sounds of birds and water. Well worth the trip and plenty of other walks close at hand for all levels. If I could I'd post pics

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in April 2012

N Zitscher's avatar

N Zitscher


Ranking: 9/10

No other people, great.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in November 2012