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Dawson Falls

Manaia Road, Egmont National Park 4391, New Zealand
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The Falls are gorgeous. Only a few minutes walk from the lodge but there are lots of other lovely... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2015
Carmelle M
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Delightful walk to the falls

The falls were going strong after recent rains and were well worth the visit. With luck you will... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2015
Sydney, Australia
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“short walk” (6 reviews)
“car park” (8 reviews)
“easy walk” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Manaia Road, Egmont National Park 4391, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 April 2015

The Falls are gorgeous. Only a few minutes walk from the lodge but there are lots of other lovely walks around here as well. Be careful as the steps can be a bit slippery at times.

Thank Carmelle M
Reviewed 4 April 2015

The falls were going strong after recent rains and were well worth the visit. With luck you will see views of Mt Taranaki too.

Thank qaatalia
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Great walk to Wilkies Pool and Dawson Falls too. The visitor centre is not open all the time so might want to check what days it is if you want to get some souvenirs or maps. Cloudy all day so couldnt get any picture postcard...More

Thank Kieran M
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Easy drive to visitors centre, nice walk [partly steep] to the falls, nice scenery at the falls, really nasty toilets at the visitors centre [a little bit more cleaning would not harm at all] Overall Go there and have a look at the falls. You...More

Thank lister_yu
Reviewed 30 January 2015

Under an overcast sky we drove up the narrow winding road to the car park, wide vehicles and camper vans need to be very careful. The walk is very pleasant and easy on one side of the stream, harder muddier on the other. Prams and...More

Thank Herbsteraged
Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

we had come to the falls after a recommendation from family in New Plymouth. Absolutely beautiful. from the moment you leave the farmland and drive through the forest to the almost etheric path down to the falls. Very inspiring.

1  Thank curwoodmelonie
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Only a relatively small waterfall but the setting in natural bush is impressive. Be prepared to walk about 10-15 down a relatively steep road and a few hundred steps. Just remember you also need to walk back up these.

Thank Estaban57
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Located on the south side of Mt Taranaki, Dawson Falls are another excellent New Zealand waterfall. The falls are accessed by driving to Stratford, turn right into Celia St/Opunake Rd, then turn right into Manaia Rd, and driving up the mountain to Dawson Falls Information...More

Thank Bruce E
Reviewed 11 October 2014

Beautiful day so we detoured to Dawson Falls on our way south from New Plymouth to home - not difficult to find, well signposted. The last 6 km is on a narrow sealed mountain road but room for passing traffic - we met a bus...More

Thank JanP189
Reviewed 11 October 2014

Only spent an hour here, but wish it could have been longer! Will definitely be back and spend more time in the National Park. Easy walking but beatific scenery and lots of walks.

Thank Martin T
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