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All reviews great walk viewing platform car park lookout point well worth the effort native bush bush walk water level halfway point flights of stairs min hike take your time fitness required tree roots worth the trip new zealand visiting hobbiton
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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