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

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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Centennial Gardens Waterfall

Published: 09 May 2016

Centennial Gardens Waterfall is the only waterfall within Napier City area. The waterfall is situated within the Centennial Gardens, a public garden in the east of Napier. Best time to visit is the late autumn.

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Big Creek Waterfall

Published: 17 April 2016

Big Creek Waterfall is a two-steps waterfall which is seen from the Raspberry Flat car park, Mt Aspiring National Park. Sadly, it’s quite often overlooked due to incredible surroundings.

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