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Great Walk to a Nice Waterfall

An easy 20 minute return walk through magnificent native forest. Quite a few of the tress are named... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Forster, Australia

These Falls can be found on a loop road off the highway. The loop road is mostly sealed, but the... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Paul S
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

An easy 20 minute return walk through magnificent native forest. Quite a few of the tress are named which is very interesting. It was on this walk that I learnt that Captain Cook used the New Zealand native Red Pine or Rimu to brew a...More

Thank 993anitat
Reviewed 12 September 2018

These Falls can be found on a loop road off the highway. The loop road is mostly sealed, but the unsealed portion is also in fine condition. It is a ten minute walk into the Falls, level until the very end. The walk is half...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The Purakaunui falls are one of the most visited sites of the Catlins. You get there after leaving the car in a small parking lot on Purakaunui Falls Rd, we continue walking down a small dirt road and full of greenery. Simply this route until...More

Thank Francisco R
Reviewed 28 June 2018

I thought this was going to be a highlight- as it is apparently NZ's most photographed waterfall. And it is lovely, and the walk to reach it (through shaded forests) was also pleasant, but it was a let-down if you think wow, this is the...More

Thank Dr_Rebecca_P
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped here whilst touring the Catlins Region on our way to Dunedin from Invercargill. The falls are reached via a rainforest walk with a number of viewing stops above the falls as you make your way to the bottom. I can understand why these...More

Thank Chapps1956
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Very nice walk towards the waterfall. The falls are perfect for nice pictures, when the sun comes through the trees.

Thank Kai S
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Family group travelling together for a few days exploring the atkins, after several waterfalls during our visit it was lovely to have the opportunity to see these falls

Thank melissa H
Reviewed 2 April 2018

a great wee walk through bush with lovely bird song and a very nice waterfall at the end , dont be put off by some other morons review , its worth it

Thank kyoshikiwi
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Short 10min walk. Clean bathroom facilities/long drop at parking area- the falls are, to be honest, actually not worth it to drive there just for the falls. Definitely have a look at the purakanui Bay as well. It's a good 3o min stop (including walk)...More

Thank PriceMTL
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This place is so quite, beautiful and serene. It's an area you could spend quite a bit of time at. The walk down to the falls is a little slippery so be careful. Then the walk back up can be tiresome so evaluate before you...More

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