Matai Falls Walk

Matai Falls Walk

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25 Owaka

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Matai falls
Horseshoe falls

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1 km return | 30 minutes return

Both waterfalls are small and pretty, but not spectacular. They trickle over bluffs in rivulets, resembling brocades of jewellery. The white of the water is highlighted by deep green mosses, which encrust the surface and take advantage of abundant moisture.

Access

Matai Falls are signposted on the left 5.5 km east of Maclennan, where there’s a large parking bay. The track starts over the footbridge.

Track

This undulating metalled track follows the gully to Matai Falls. Horseshoe Falls are a few minutes further.

European History

Horseshoe Falls are so named because of the shape of the bluff they tumble over.

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South IslandSouthlandOwaka

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  • Walking
  • Free

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Mike

Ranking: 5/10

Wrong coordinates

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Patricia Trigo

Spain

Ranking: 8/10

Short and easy walk into the forest where you can see two awaiting waterfalls!

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Gesche

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

High bushes so no great views. A lot of birds around. The waterfall is reached via a branch track, nice spot.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Melanie Mathiak

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Without spending money you can have nice walks through the rainforest and see a lot of beautiful waterfalls. Quiet places to calm down.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Nick Morrison

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