Welcome to New Zealand Waterfalls


This website is about New Zealand waterfalls. It was created with the purpose of helping people to find and reach waterfalls with a minimum amount of trouble.
It is completely searchable, with every waterfall having an entry that includes the waterfall name, a description of the falls, directions for the road and the trail, and the waterfall's vital statistics and photo. Each waterfall is also rated and includes honest advice for the best time to go to the falls.
  • If you are looking for visiting the most popular/easy accessible waterfalls, please refer to the Must See Waterfalls article. 
  • If you are searching for waterfalls in a specific region, please refer to the Waterfalls by Region tab.
  • If you want to see all the New Zealand waterfalls on a map (TOPO or Google maps), please refer to Waterfalls Interactive Map tab.
  • If you would like to get a list of all New Zealand waterfalls or searching for a waterfall with specific criteria, please refer to the Waterfalls Custom Search tab.

Recently published waterfalls

Rome Stream Waterfall

Published: 15 November 2016

Unofficially named, Rome Stream Waterfall is found along stunning Charming Creek Walkway. Quite often people confuse it with Mangatini Falls, which is 5 minutes' walk away from the Rome Stream.

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Mangatini Falls

Published: 29 October 2016

Mangatini Falls is reached by a gorgeous 1-hour walk which offers unbelievable views of the Ngakawau Gorge and river, follows an old railway formation, goes through lots of tunnels, and accompanied by waterfalls. Extreme power and remote location make this waterfall one New Zealand Must See Waterfalls.

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Pararaha Stream Waterfalls

Published: 18 September 2016

Full of fun and challenges route leads to Pararaha Stream Waterfalls, which are found at Waitakere Regional Park. Requiring multiple river crossings (definitely wet-shoes track) and can be difficult to walk, but really worth it!

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