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Beautiful view from the lookout

This is a medium hike. On a scale of G to R, I’d probably put this somewhere in between PG and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
blackjackcf
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Los Angeles, California
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A proper workout

Don’t be fooled into thinking this is an easy walk - enjoying the views and taking photos it took... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
davidwilliambarnes
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a medium hike. On a scale of G to R, I’d probably put this somewhere in between PG and PG-13. There’s parts where things are a little slippery and the steps get steep. However, it is definitely around 45 minutes to an hour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t be fooled into thinking this is an easy walk - enjoying the views and taking photos it took us 3 hours - well worth the effort for the scenery and seeing the falls. Make sure you have sturdy footwear especially after all the rain.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank davidwilliambarnes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are beautiful falls and I don't regret the walk to the viewing platform (see below and other reviews). I can't comment about the top - I skipped that. As advice to others, however, I would say that unless you are a rather faster walker...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trip is well worth the effort whether to the base or the top. There is a certain degree of fitness required but the experience is well worth the effort, and the overall track is well marked, but good footwear is required as the boulders...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jillw70
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The falls are well worth the walk to reach them. While impressive from the bottom, be sure to make the trip to the top. The view from here down to the valley is amazing and on a good day you can see well out into...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Silly me thought it might be a nice family outing, a little hike to view a waterfall, explore our own backyard and all that jazz...boy was i wrong! it is quite a hike to the lookout, but such a beautiful walk along the river, over...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LauraH696
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We took this walk on a calm day with some cloud. It took a little longer than 45 mins to halfway, but plenty of photo ops on the way. The viewing platform was a little crowded being school hols/weekend. Sturdy walking/tramping shoes required. A fantastic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank secondscount
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Fairly easy walk with great views. All the way to the top and back easily within 3 hours (walking slow and taking lots of breaks).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vildo
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Have been here twice, the first time I only made it half way up with a 7 year old but was still so nice. the second time I went off the track and climbed to the base of the waterfall and swam, it was so...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 195liv
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Coming from Australia, we went out to the falls expecting an easy walk up - boy were we wrong! there had been recent rain in the area and the track up got quite muddy in places. The sign at the bottom said about a 90...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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EvelynC1148
15 October 2018|
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Response from LauraH696 | Reviewed this property |
it's about 5 minutes from Matamata township
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Priyam A
17 April 2017|
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Response from tykane01 | Reviewed this property |
The road to the car park is easy. Its a straight shoot there from Matamata. You could walk to it, but that would take some time.
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Soon L
10 July 2016|
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Response from EJ H | Reviewed this property |
We really enjoyed Opal Hot Springs camping area, it's not too far from the falls. The falls were amazing, definitely go to the very top if you can, the views are spectacular :)
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