Washpen Falls
Washpen Falls
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LadyLeague
Christchurch, New Zealand73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
A very good walk with great views and worth the trek to see the falls. Unfortunately, since it had rained in the last 24 hours the track was very slippery & wet in most places. One lady had slipped & hurt her ankle & one family with a young girl was crying because she was scared of slipping down a steep part of the track. However, there was a warning about the track being wet & slippery in the Information Hut before you start. The track is well signposted in most areas and is well maintained. It took my husband & I one hour with a few photo & drink stops. There's a nice open hut with benches & tables by Stone Lake to have a good break & snack. There's also toilets & a hose to clean your muddy shoes at a house in the carpark. A well set up area.
Written 3 January 2021
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blackrobinnz
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Amazing walk with several different types of terrain. Beautiful falls. Lovely clear water.
Lovely bush. Amazing views. Did it in the time they advised and we were a bit unwell. An absolute highlight of our trip.
Loved the nod to the War.
Loved the old shed with the info
Loved the retro bug spray
Did not mind the $10 fee for track upkeep AND IT WAS VERY WELL MAINTAINED.
Loved the info sheet and the numbered and signed points of interest
Written 26 January 2024
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TriggerRosie
Christchurch, New Zealand168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We are so blessed in New Zealand to have beautiful bush walks.
Fantastic walk and I was stoked that I completed it. They say it’s medium level,
personally I would rate it medium-hard.
I’m vertically challenged height wise and some of the steps were a tad difficult to navigate.
The views were spectacular, the bush fragrance delicious and the bonus native birds tweeting.
Very informative hut with maps and walking sticks for your use-no charge.
I recommend buying a pot of honey-yummy!
Ten dollars entry fee for track maintenance.

A must do!
Written 5 March 2020
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Kirst L
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Can not recommend this enough. The walk is absolutely beautiful, the wildlife and scenery is superb. So many photo opportunities and some great places to stand 'on the edge'. The track is well maintained and the guy was so lovely and helpful. Was a fantastic atmosphere from the moment we arrived. This adventure is for all....you will not be disappointed. Amazing value for money, $10 per adult and $5 per child. Takes a couple of hours to complete if you take the time to enjoy your surroundings.
Written 6 February 2020
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Catherine S
Christchurch, New Zealand20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Fabulous walk. Took us just about 1 hour with good breaks at the top of the cliff looking out over the Canterbury Plains and base of the waterfall. Need some level of fitness. Well-sign posted through out the walk. The information hut gave good information prior to commencing or finishing the walk. Cost $10 per adult. Worth the money as this is a privately owned walk way. So much work has been done to maintain the track eg steps, bridges, stairs and ropes Really like the look of the accommodation on offer.
Written 1 January 2024
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JaxFNZ
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
This was the best place I have every stayed, so private, everything was perfect. Comfortable bed, amazing hot tub, outdoor ans indoor kitchen! Your own pond with a row boat! So romantic and peaceful. Can’t wait to go back
Written 6 November 2020
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Andrew & Marie
Christchurch, New Zealand63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Private land walk with average fee. $10/$5 adult/child.
Bit of a challenging walk up.
Even if it has not rained for awhile there were a lot of muddy sections.
Good signage and information brochures on things along the track.
Water at bottom of waterfall swimmable, but cold!

Not suitable for prams or very young children.
Highly recommended!!!
Written 4 January 2023
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Ange W
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
The amazing bush walk, birdsong all the way through, incredible vista across the plains, lunch at the waterfall! We had such a lovely time, there was plenty of interesting information provided in the handout. The walk was relatively easy, going in summer probably makes it easier, as track was mainly dry. Watch out for the sandflies at the falls!!
Written 4 February 2023
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Olivia H
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
I was having a wonderful day until the land owner spoiled it for our group. Instead of telling us nicley as there was no sign or anything displayed we felt very threatened and un welcome when the owner started swearing "get the fu** out of here" (Because we had a flavoured vape) and also a racist comment aimed at some friends "go back to where you came from" was the exact words spoken, how disgusting?! I think that the way he spoke to us was very poor. I can't recommend this place to anyone, $10 for a small waterfall and bring abused by an awful man. Instead go to the devils punchbowl in Arthur's pass, it's free and much bigger and you won't get abused.
Also I have written a review on Facebook but they get deleted
Written 2 January 2018
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Glen R
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
I originally went here quite regularly with my six year old and would drag other people along with us. Even though it was very slippery and not very well sign posted, miss six loves this walk. In April, I wrote a Facebook review which reflected how I felt about the owner being really rude to me upon a visit whereby, he told me he did not believe that I would pay the extortionate fees online - which I had every intention of doing. He demanded that I do it right there and then and show him the payment on my statement. I also asked if there was a sign up discount for locals as I felt paying $25 per trip was a bit steep and felt it would encourage more locals to walk the track if a discount was available. He was still rude and said no. This was fine - it was merely a suggestion on my part. Today, I have been banned from the track after being accosted by the owner again. He came out specifically to have a go at me in front of my daughter about my previous review. He was not interested in listening or talking, just wanted to have a go. I am not used to this sort of behaviour and felt very intimidated by the ensuing tirade I received. It was very unnecessary. Especially following me to my car after I told him it was obviously just a difference of opinion. It is a lovely walk but dangerous.
Written 9 September 2017
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