Saint Quintin Falls

 

Saint Quintin Falls

Saint Quintin Falls is a typical multi-step waterfall accessible on the 2nd day of the world's famous Milford Track. Despite the fact that the waterfall is visible from the track, it's not very much impressive because it is seen from a distance.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 44° 49' 42.3978" E 167° 47' 34.371"
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: 230m Type of the waterfall: Multi-step

 

 


Walking and driving instructions

 

There is only one way to approach these waterfalls - 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.

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

20-30 minutes’ walk past Pompolona Lodge through the bush and you'll see the waterfall. The waterfall is seen on your right from a distance. Despite the fact that the waterfall should be very beautiful and tall, due to poor visibility it doesn't look much impressive. This one is ideal for a ‘drone photo’.

Note: We don't know exact height of the waterfall: the official sign on the Milford Track says "230m", however the Topo maps say "115m". The truth is out there...

 


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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