Jervois Glacier Waterfalls


Jervois Glacier Waterfalls

Jervois Glacier Waterfalls are a series of unofficially named waterfalls accessible on the 3nd day of the world famous Milford Track. The waterfalls drop from Jervois Glacier and, probably, are seen during summer time only.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 44° 47' 28.4856" E 167° 47' 3.933"
Parking: Te Anau Downs, SH 94
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Multi-days track
Road type: State HW Return track duration: 4days

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 150m Type of the waterfall: Glacier



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.

Jervois Glacier Waterfalls are approached on the third day of the journey, but there are other waterfalls which are accessible along Milford Track.

In a good weather, the first view of the waterfalls appear from the top of Mackinnon Pass. The best view appear after 30-60 minutes of descend from the top of Mackinnon Pass.

Jervois Glacier Waterfalls are a series of at least 3 waterfalls; first one drops from Jervois Glacier, that's why we call these waterfalls 'Jervois Glacier Waterfalls'. Two other waterfalls are seen on the right hand side from the bridge over the Roaring Burn; these waterfalls drop from Mt Baloon.


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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