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Mount Damper Falls

Okau Road | Mount Damper & Waitaanga Conservation Area, Taranaki, Stratford 4378, New Zealand
+64 6-759 0350
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Nice little walk

Lovely short walk through farmland and bush to the falls. The falls are very nice without being... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LandL21
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Rotorua, New Zealand
Unusual waterfall over rocks

Very long drop from the top, over wide expanse of white rocks to the base. Nice walk through... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
annelou
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Melbourne, Australia
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“easy walk” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Okau Road | Mount Damper & Waitaanga Conservation Area, Taranaki, Stratford 4378, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely short walk through farmland and bush to the falls. The falls are very nice without being outstanding, but definitely worth the drive from forgotten highway turnoff.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very long drop from the top, over wide expanse of white rocks to the base. Nice walk through farmland and rainforest to get there, about 15 to 20 minutes each way.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

As implied by the title - it's well worth breaking a journey for a relatively short walk to the falls; it is worth the effort (a lot of steps down and then back up) to go on to the second viewing point beyond the first...More

Thank Bob-in-UK
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Longish winding road in. Park on right. Through dairying country, Watch in early summer for calves parked on side of road by grazing cows. Meander through farmland to gate over bridge easy walk through bush pleasant, and down to falls lookout. As long as water...More

Thank Sue F
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Not sure how someone (previous reviewer) could miss the obvious signs to these falls, touted as the second highest waterfall in the North Island. The Forgotten World Highway brochure from the i-site is good to have, but there is signage on the hwy, and then...More

2  Thank kinx81
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Shortish walk through muddy farmland (it had been raining) and then along through bush before reaching a stunning bush-clad valley. Well-made path through the bush and excellent viewing platform overlooking the falls. Well worth it!

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Drove on a gravel road for 30km and was unable to locate the falls. Definitely not safe if u were to break down as not many houses out there let alone lively houses. No reception either.

Thank Hillary H
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is a turn off from the Forgotten Highway and it was about a 10 minute stroll to get to them. Quite spectacular especially as it had been raining. There are a few steps on the pathway and the walk is through farmland. Worth the...More

Thank Nicola W
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

It's a long and winding drive up to Mount Damper, but it's worth it. The Okau Road makes me think of the Berenstein Bears - how they go down the tree, along the path, and up Spook Hill.... on the Okau Road you go over...More

Thank cdn-npl
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Well worth going to see if travelling north of New Plymouth. A 40 min return walk to the falls (74m high)from the car park through farmland and then native bush on an easy to follow track. One of the best waterfalls we have seen in...More

1  Thank Anglokiwi1
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