Hirere Falls

 

Hirere Falls

Hidden gem, Hirere Falls is a charming multi-step waterfall which is aproached on the 2nd day of the world famous Milford Track. The waterfall is seen from a distance, and a closer approach (officially) is impossible, hence a photo-camera with a long-zoom is required for good photos. 

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 44° 52.196' E 167° 50.428'
Parking: Te Anau Downs
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Multi-days track
Road type: State HW Return track duration: 4days

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 100m Type of the waterfall: Multi-step

 

 


Walking and driving instructions

 

There is only one way to approach this waterfall - walk the Milford Track (only DOC individual walks and guided walks are available. DOC huts must be booked in advance).

You need to organize a transport to Te Anau Downs where the track starts; then a transport from Milford Sound where the track finishes. Transport can be easily booked as part of Milford Track booking via official DOC site.

Hirere Falls is approached on the second day of the journey, but there are other waterfalls which are accessible along Milford Track.

An hour or two past the Clinton Hut and you approach a first view of the waterfall. The waterfall is on your right. Ater (or during) a rain the waterfall is accompanied with the two other waterfalls - one in the middle is Hirere Falls. You'll need to walk about 30 more minutes to reach the best view of the waterfall.

 


Waterfalls nearby (driving)

 

Attractions nearby

 

Once described as the finest walk in the world, the Milford Track is one of New Zealand’s most popular walks, with approximately 14000 people completing the Milford track each year.

Milford Sound (Piopiotahi in Māori) is a fjord in the south west of New Zealand's South Island, within Fiordland National Park, Piopiotahi (Milford Sound) Marine Reserve, and the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. It has been judged the world's top travel destination in an international survey and is acclaimed as New Zealand's most famous tourist destination. Rudyard Kipling had previously called it the eighth Wonder of the World.

 


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