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

Maketu Waterfall

Published: 16 July 2016

A popular spot for a summer swim, Maketu Waterfall is found at the Maketu Pa Cemetery Reserve, just 15 minutes’ drive away from Manukau Centre.

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Lucas Creek Waterfall

Published: 28 May 2016

Hidden gem, un-officially named Lucas Creek Waterfall is found in the center of Albany. Very easy accessible and truly spectacular after a rain, this waterfall doesn't receive attention it deserves.

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Mangaturuturu Rapids

Published: 16 May 2016

Perhaps the most beautiful cascades in Tongariro National Park, Mangaturuturu Rapids are a series of cascades which found along the popular Round the Mountain Track. Reached by a half-day walk, or as part of Round the Mountain Track, these cascades are one of the most amazing thing you will see in the park! Hugely recommend to visit.

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