Purakaunui Falls Walk

Purakaunui Falls Walk

Catlins

Reviews

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Nicole and Timm

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Probably the most beautiful waterfall we have seen in the South Island. Nice and easy to walk there.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Maarten

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

Nice, but we have seen a lot of waterfalls in our time in New Zealand and this one is far from the best.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Anna

Ireland

Ranking: 6/10

Gorgeous waterfalls with different tiers. A nice short walk to a viewpoint.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Anthony Terry

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

The perfect place to enjoy a picnic. Fab views!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Flo

France

Ranking: 10/10

Impressive falls and great little walk within the forest. You arrive very close to the falls. Worth it!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Elien Dauwe

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

We visited a number of waterfalls whilst driving through the beautiful Catlins area. Short walks to the stunning waterfalls, lovely area to drive through.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Simon Dauwe

Belgium

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful lookout points, waterfalls and walks!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Alan Brown

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

A short walk through forest in a scenic reserve which is absolutely magical. The vegetation is wonderful with lots of ferns and tree ferns, and even on a wet day were entranced. well worth a stop - it will only take less than half an hour.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Franco Panizza

Italy

Ranking: 10/10

An amazing spot to see - amazing sunset.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in April 2016

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Sabine

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Such a nice walk through the rainforest and the waterfall was just stunning.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Patrick

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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CMG

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Expected to be impressed, but the falls were just average, and the water was quite muddy. Not very pretty or picturesque when we visited. On the other hand, McLean Falls were utterly magical! Like stepping back in time…

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Laura Schratt

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Short walk to the falls. They are really beautiful, especially when the creek has a lot of water. On the way to the falls you go through a native rainforest. We can recommend it!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Caroline

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

All the free walks are very nice and very well maintained. Bridges and walkways are with lots of care and very respectfully built. Toilets at the starting point are always cool and with paper and soap.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Lorenz Pfisterer

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

The walk through the bush is really nice especially on a hot day. The waterfall was not that spectacular on that day but worth the one hour return walk.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Jan Mehmet

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice experience of forest.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Sara and Antoine

Croatia

Ranking: 8/10

Really nice forest with two amazing waterfalls!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Philippa Buchanan

Ranking: 9/10

A beautiful temperate rainforest walk to a nice wide waterfall. I preferred McLean Falls but loved this too.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Jill Stebbing

England

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk through the rainforest, lots of tree ferns.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Annika

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Cori Schultz

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice little 15 minute walk to the waterfall.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Martina

Italy

Ranking: 9/10

Nice walk in the nature for free and well serviced with facilities.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Madelaine Sirch

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice short walk to the waterfalls (20 minutes).

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Hjordis

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

These were the most photographic falls I got to see in New Zealand. It was a nice and peaceful spot and I would recommend everyone to stop there.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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David From Switzerland

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Very pleasent small waterfall with short walk in beautiful forest only 8 points because of the bad, unsealed road to get there.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Florent Peytavy

Ranking: 8/10

Nice falls. Around 10 minutes to go there.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Andy Jobst

Germany

Ranking: 3/10

Alright but not impressive.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Logan Leduc

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Gorgeous. Short but beautiful waterfalls. Perfect for photographs! Slow the shuttle speed!

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in November 2014

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BJ J

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice short, well maintained walk. But quite loud waterfalls. Go for it.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Tobias Gehring

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Best walk ever walked! Great from a rainforest to a huge wild waterfall.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Emeline Dupre

France

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful falls in the beautiful forest.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in December 2013

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Jacqui Knight

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful waterfall in a stunning rain-forest. A short easy walk with children too.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Loesje

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

One of the nicest falls I've seen in NZ :)
Very different! Camera-fun! :)

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Gabriele Wendt

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Lots of lovely walks, cathedral cave ($5 only low tide!), Walks to waterfalls through rainforest, walk along Curio Bay, Petrified Forest, yellow eyed penguins.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Marco Scheiber

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Takes just half an hour and the waterfalls are pretty spectacular. Not so easy to find if coming from the west.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Michael & Janet

England

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent falls, worth the walk.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Gertz

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very short track (15min) but wonderful, great wildlife and fantastic plants as well as the beautiful falls!

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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K Dahmer

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful falls in remote location. Trails well maintained.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Lasse Olesen

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

A beautiful fall in a beautiful location.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Sarah Smith

Ranking: 9/10

Very beautiful coastline, excellent wildlife, great variety of activities/things to see and do and no sand flies!

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009