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Address: Manaia Road, Egmont National Park 4391, New Zealand
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Beautiful falls

we visited these falls on a very wet and rainy day. It was very wet underfoot as we took the steps but the view from the viewing platform was spectacular

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Access from visitor centre begins on the road which is a pity although there are other approaches from different trails. Steps down to falls are a bit uneven towards the bottom. View from viewpoint partly obscured by vegetation. Falls themselves and the pool below them are attractive.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we visited these falls on a very wet and rainy day. It was very wet underfoot as we took the steps but the view from the viewing platform was spectacular

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started our walk up by the 5 min. trail to the power plant. The trail was uneven, steep in places, with lots of steps and tree roots. After about a 30 minute hike, we came to a sign that said the road was a mere 500 m. up another path. So be careful which path you choose--the longer one... More 

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Thank yank
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk from Dawson Falls car park to Stratford Plateau and back is a brilliant half-day walk. Wonderful vegetation.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

The hike to this waterfall wasn't overly strenuous, although there were some steep steps to get down to it. The payoff was worth it - there had been a lot of rain prior to our arrival, so the waterfall was really flowing. Even though it isn't too far from a road, you really got the feeling that you were far... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

A 5 min walk back down the road from the Dawson Falls i-site (which closes at 4pm) to the start of the bush walk. A 20 min return walk from start of bush. Easy walk to the upper viewing point but a bit steep down to the base of the falls and slippery in places if wet. You can get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I came with my three children (15,13, and 10). It is a must see at Mt. Taranaki. Took us ten minutes to get down to the base of the waterfall. Well marked path with lots of steps. Light to moderate fitness. Park at the visitor center and it's a short walk to the beginning of the trail. Spectacular views at... More 

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Songkla, Songkhla, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This natural water falls are very beautiful. Be prepared to walk a few kms to reach there. It's definitely worth the little physical effort. There are signs posted along the way indicating the distance and time required to reach the falls. Returning back might be a little tiring for older people, suggest to carry enough liquids and wear proper shoes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Took the round trip walk to Dawson Falls from the lodge. Track was a little muddy in places from the recent rain which meet tramping boots are advised. Gradient was easy until the descent to the falls which is a little more difficult for very young children or those of unsure footing. Forest was very picturesque and deserved of the... More 

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Thank Philip M
Hawera, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It's a lovely walk through the bushes and going down to the falls, the stairs are uneven and a tad risky, if you have the slightest mobility issue, I'd advise against it. It's busy but people are courteous and understanding. There's something about nature that brings out the best in ppl. For that reason, visiting is a must. We went... More 

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