Taranaki Falls

Taranaki Falls

Whakapapa Village

Reviews

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Dee Greig-Dunn

Ranking: 9/10

A lovely walk from Whakapapa Village. I took the clockwise route and even though it was high season (27th Dec) I only met 3 other people on the way. There were more people at the falls themselves who had taken the anti clockwise route.

The walk takes in lots of different landscapes and the falls themselves are spectacular. It is possible to walk behind the falls if you wish to. It took around 1.5 hours. Definitely worth doing!

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Linnea Sahlberg

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

Even though we went on a misty day the walk was amazing. Beautiful waterfalls, cool alpine vegetation and volcanic landscapes. Perfect for a shorter walk (about 2 hours) in Tongariro.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Markus Wagner

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Little up and down walk through forest to the waterfall. Especially for kids, beautiful scenery and an easy walk.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Julia Achatz

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Two hours loop through forest and open landscape - there must be spectacular views to the mountains. We did not see anything since it was a very cloudy day.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Katharina Gans

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A beautiful walk with different landscapes. It is a loop track, where you use the lower and upper walkway. Approximately two hours. Nice waterfall.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Benedikt Lorenz

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice little walk with wee Levia (9 months) in the backpack, we were happy with this alternative to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (next time!).

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Theresa Flach

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

It is a beautiful walk for two hours. You can also swim in the pool under the waterfall. Only thing which is not good, is too many people.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Jonas Neumann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful walk to the waterfalls, especially with good weather. You could even take a bath at the waterfall.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Thomas Klinting

Denmark

Ranking: 6/10

Easy loop track near the Tongariro visitor centre to some cool falls and near a river, though most of the trip is less interesting. Convenient track for stretching your legs, but not a destination in itself.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Daniela Hintermayr

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Beautiful waterfall, the trail to the falls leads you through Baumfarne, if you do it as part of Tama Lakes it is worth visiting.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Kati Behrendt

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Super nice walk. Well signed!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Wouter Bleckmann

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk beside the river, at halfway a beautiful waterfall.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in December 2016

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Jack Robinson

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Really nice walk! A little short but the falls are good. Take something to cover your ears if you take the high road.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Ulf

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Nice two hour round walk to impressive waterfall, nice weather conditions, good views of Mt Ruapehu, very impressive.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Tom Rogers

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

A three hour return walk. Combines a 2 +1 hour walk following the river. Being in spring, this walk was fun and as it was short we were able to set a good pace. The walk goes through open marsh, forest and opens up by the river. Not too crazy but a good stomp.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Robert Elzinga

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Beautiful mountain with a good view.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Daniel Roedel

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

It is just a short walk from Whakapapa Village. The walk is great because you have a great view over Mt Ruapehu and Mt Ngauruhoe. The waterfall itself is so cool. It is approximately 15m high and you can sit right at the edge and walk under the fall.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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David Schelensky

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Good track with perfect waterfall and nice nature. Different nature, you see forest, bush, rocks..... Do it when you are here!

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Ruven Rintelmann

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice walk for two hours return with the opportunity to have a bath under the waterfall. Great view of Tongariro National Park.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Christina Perez

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice and easy walk. Scenery is nice and waterfalls are worth a look.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Catherine Schlachter

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Really worth it. Beautiful scenery, enjoyed it a lot.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Janina Zwerver

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

2 hours, beautiful views and waterfall.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Casandra Prunica

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Short walk in! Simple but beautiful falls and can swim there, just very cold! Definitely worth seeing.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Anton Thisted

Sweden

Ranking: 7/10

Rainy so did not see if the view was nice; what I saw was nice in a bleak way though! Good tracks, cool waterfall.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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Brigitte

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

A very nice two hour walk.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Good track, varied, well prepared and easy to follow.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell

Denmark

Ranking: 10/10

Good track, varied, well prepared and easy to follow.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Laurits and Bettina

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Tongariro National Park.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Ron

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Spectacular scenic views.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Helmut Schmid

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Easy short walk with beautiful views.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Melinda Moir

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Easy hike and nice views.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Lars

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Track is in good condition, but crowded in high season. Anyway it is worth walking along here no matter what season it is.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Tina

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

2 hour round trip, well worth doing, not hard - easy!! Nice views for the volcano and the mountain!

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Lotte Foged

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

3 hours walk with children aged 5 & 8 was ok, beautiful falls.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Dean

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Only a 2 hour walk, the views are fantastic. Be brave and walk behind the falls but only when not in floud.

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Lisa Beutler

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Very Nice Landscape

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Barry Dunster

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

picturesque sheltered picnic area to share with someone you love, even if the person you love is yourself

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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Ralph & Marloes Meyers

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Good track, nice waterfall exactly halfway! Good views of the volacanoes.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Wheeler

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Stunning waterfall in very very wet weather.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Tim

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Fantastic.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Michael Orme

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Lovely walk with lots of scenery to check out.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Tina Baun

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

It was a good 2 hours walk with ups and downs, woods and a pretty waterfall at the end,

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Florian

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Impressive landscape and view, way is easy to find, no fees for entering the park, good information about the park at the visitor centre.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Erica Moorhouse

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

2 hour well signposted walking track. Great views of 2 volcanoes and varied environment (forest, open moor and riverside) Good for someone wanting shortish walk. Great waterfall.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Dennis & Claudia

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

See different vegetation and beautiful falls - all in about 2 hours.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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D Oostrum

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful track and good path.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Schubert, Wolfgang & Claudia

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Very easy, lovely views of the mountains.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Cecile

France

Ranking: 10/10

Very pleasant easy waslk of 2 - 2.5 hours, perfect before/after the day you do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Start the loop clock-wise in the morning.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Mike Peirce

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent short walk (2 hours).

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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BVanW

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very beautiful walk to do in the afternoon.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Jannievan Osnabrugge

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Nice. Isite in Whakapapa village was very nice - beautiful!

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Lousie Hug

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Great views of all 3 volcanoes when clear and sunny!! Falls not that exciting.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Monika Wenzel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

beautiful walk, well constructed.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Jeanette Larsen

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

A very nice walk. Beautiful nature. It takes around 2 hours. Suitable for everyone.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Louis Duhaime

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful tramping at the foot of the volcanoes.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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usigmund

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Good walk. Do it anti clockwise for better views.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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ilkal

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Easy walk and good to do in the rain also!

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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katesc

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Good walk and not too long if weather is bad.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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vernenal

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great walk.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Ralph Boese

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Good track, well signed.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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johannac

Ranking: 8/10

2hr walk, fairly easy and good if you are short of time like we were. Total mix of scenery.

Reviewed over 11 years ago