3 Rankers Reviews
16 Te Kuiti
A cheeky little walk across a mixture of farmland and mature native bush to a waterfall of a decent height.
North Island ▷ Waikato ▷ Te Kuiti
This walk is a little like the ugly duckling. I'll set the scene.... the walk starts on farmland, following a muddy looking river. You soon enter some stunning native bush which looks like has never been cleared. Then some more walking through scrubby areas before getting to a lookout where the ugly duckling becomes more of a swan. I've given it a 6 as there's better waterfalls in NZ and the river is of the brown variety that's unfortunately so prevalent in the Waikato area. Plus I'm picky when it comes to clear water. But it's a great waterfall and you're also likely to experience this without many people around, which is another big plus. I'd personally take an experience like this over crowded moments by a more spectacular outlook.
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So cool how these falls are found. So make sure you pull over at the sign and don't keep follow the path up, it's private property owned by a lovely man, he'll happily point you back. Don't be put off by no obvious track! They have built wooden stations to help you jump two fences, then follow the fence around you'll see another sign then a small track going into the bush, full steam ahead! It's only 30 mins and it amazing the whole way. There's a sneaky bridge, watch out for fallen trees but it's all an adventure. Also keep your eye out we had four beautiful billy goats lead us the way!
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Nice bush walk with spectacular falls.
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