8 Rankers Reviews
18 Tongariro / National Park Village
A little beaut of a waterfall, tricking over an old lava bluff. The sort of place Gollum would hang out.
The bottom of the waterfall is a deep, clear pool - adrenalin hooligans have been known to hurl themselves off the top into the blue unknown...
A pretty spot to stretch the legs on the way to Whakapapa.
Tawhai Falls Walk is signposted 3.9 km south of Whakapapa Village, where there’s a small parking bay.
It’s an easy stroll through mountain toatoa and stunted beech forest to the waterfall.
The 13-metre high falls tumble over an ancient lava flow.
Some people have nicknamed the plunge pool ‘Gollums Pool’, as it was used in the filming when Faramir and his archers were watching Gollum fish. This is on account of the rock formations at the base of the falls, which resemble stone trolls from the Hobbit.
North Island ▷ Ruapehu ▷ Tongariro / National Park Village
Stumbled across this little walk (15 minutes) during a lunch break and enjoyed pictures in the sun by the falls. Easy to get to.
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Easy to get to and a great spot to have a look. Spectacular waterfall!
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Really nice, short walk to a beautiful waterfall. Very easy walk. Pretty scenery at the end.
A short and easy walk to a nice waterfall.
Short walks to a great waterfall.
Only a short hike, but a beautiful waterfall at the end.
Emily and Alex
Beautiful falls, about 25/30drop. Cold water, rainbows in spray. If mad, you can jump from the top and land in the deep pool underneath.
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