Orman Falls


Orman Falls

Orman Falls is a roadside waterfall which is found along the scenic Haast highway. Extremely spectacular during/after rain.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 43° 57' 7.704" E 169° 14' 50.676"
Parking: Haast Pass-Makarora Rd
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: State HW Return track duration: 1min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 10m Type of the waterfall: Horsetail



Walking and driving instructions


Orman Falls is roughly a 1-1.5 hours' drive away from Wanaka. The road surface is always sealed.

If you drive from Wanaka, head north-west on the SH-6 (Haast Highway) for 119km until you see a waterfall (on your left) on the Orman Creek (watch for a sign). Some indications – it’s a couple of minutes’ drive away from Roaring Billy Falls carpark.

There is neither official car park, nor other facilities there. With care, park your car on a side of the road and walk to the waterfall’s base.

The waterfall is very beautiful after/during a rain.


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


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