Waterfalls in South Island

Canterbury

Ryde Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     2hrs 10min return tramping track

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Ohau Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     20min easy return walk

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Gully Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     2hrs 30min return walk

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Anne's Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     2hrs  return walk

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Washpen Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     1hr 30min return walk

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St James Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     20min easy return walk

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Emily Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     1hr 30min return walk

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Rata Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     2hrs  return walk

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Dog Stream Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     2hrs 30min return tramping track

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Newtons Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     20min easy return walk

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Glentui Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     20min easy return walk

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Waiheke Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     1min easy return walk

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Ashley Gorge Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     2hrs  return walk

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Acland Falls

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     50min return walk

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Lake Pegasus Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     10min easy return walk

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Sanders Falls

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     20min easy return walk

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Arthur's Pass National Park

Devils Punchbowl Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     1hr  return walk

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Avalanche Creek Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     5min easy return walk

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Bridal Veil Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     40min return tramping track

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Twin Creek Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     20min return walk

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Cave Stream Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     20min return walk

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Mt Cook National Park

Wakefield Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     2min easy return walk

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Mueller Glacier Waterfalls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     1hr  return walk

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Eugenie Stream Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     3hrs  return tramping track

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Hooker Valley Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     1hr 45min return tramping track

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Fiordland

Earland Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     6hrs  return tramping track

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Hidden Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     4hrs  return tramping track

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Cleddau Valley Vistas Waterfalls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     20min easy return walk

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Humboldt Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     40min return walk

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Iris Burn Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     4days return multi-days track

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Knob's Flat Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     20min easy return walk

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Hollyford Track Side Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     3hrs  return tramping track

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The Chasm Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     20min easy return walk

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Sinks Bridge Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     1min easy return walk

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Christie Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     2min easy return walk

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Camera Flat Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     2min easy return walk

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Lake Marian Falls

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     20min easy return walk

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Milford Sound

Bowen Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     30min cruise

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Stirling Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     2hrs  cruise

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Palisade Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     2hrs  cruise

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Wairereata Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     2hrs  cruise

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Milford Track

Giant Gate Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     4days return multi-days track

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Sutherland Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     4days return multi-days track

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Mackay Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     4days return multi-days track

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Anderson Cascades

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     4days return multi-days track

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Castle Mount Waterfalls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     4days return multi-days track

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Mirror Lake Waterfalls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     4days return multi-days track

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Hirere Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     4days return multi-days track

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Jervois Glacier Waterfalls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     4days return multi-days track

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Saint Quintin Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     4days return multi-days track

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Prairie Lake Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     4days return multi-days track

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Mt Fisher Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     4days return multi-days track

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Dudleigh Falls

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     4days return multi-days track

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Hidden Lake Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     4days return multi-days track

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Lindsay Falls

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     4days return multi-days track

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Doubtful Sound

Helena Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     8hrs  cruise

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Stella Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     8hrs  cruise

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Browne Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     8hrs  cruise

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Cleve Garth Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     8hrs  cruise

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Lyvia River Cascades

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     8hrs  cruise

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Nelson and Marlborough

Maruia Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     5min easy return walk

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Pine Valley Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     40min return walk

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The Brook Stream Waterfalls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     1hr  return walk

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Salisbury Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     10min easy return walk

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Six Mile Creek Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     1hr  return walk

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Whispering Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     2hrs  return walk

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Rai Falls

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     5min easy return walk

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Elvy Stream Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     2hrs  return walk

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Elvy Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     45min return walk

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Ariki Falls

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     1hr  return walk

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Abel Tasman National Park

Wainui Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     1hr  return walk

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Bark Bay Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     20min return tramping track

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Cascade Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     2hrs  return tramping track

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Falls River Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     3hrs 30min return tramping track

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Nelson Lakes National Park

Whisky Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     3hrs  return tramping track

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Braeburn Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     1hr 30min return walk

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Otago

Lake Face Creek Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     30min return walk

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One Mile Creek Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     40min return walk

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Bridal Veil Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     5min easy return walk

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Roaring Meg Power Station Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     1min easy return walk

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Twin Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     2min easy return walk

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Two Mile Creek Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     30min return walk

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Twelve Mile Creek Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     2hrs  return walk

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Leaping Burn Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     2min easy return walk

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Glenfinnan Stream Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     2min easy return walk

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Mt Aspiring National Park

Bridal Veil Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     4hrs 30min return tramping track

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Glacier Burn Waterfalls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     4hrs 30min return tramping track

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Routeburn Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     7hrs  return multi-days track

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Rob Roy Waterfalls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     4hrs 30min return tramping track

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Wishbone Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     2min easy return walk

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Brides Veil Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     1hr 30min return walk

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Red Rock Stream Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     2hrs 30min return tramping track

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Big Creek Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     5min easy return walk

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Southland

McLean Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     40min return walk

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Purakaunui Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     20min easy return walk

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Ross Creek Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     30min return walk

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Punehu Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     2hrs 30min return walk

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Pouriwai Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     2hrs 30min return walk

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Matai Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     30min easy return walk

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Horseshoe Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     35min easy return walk

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Koropuku Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     40min return walk

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Barrs Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     10min easy return walk

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Waipori Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     20min easy return walk

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Nicols Falls

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     40min return walk

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West Coast

Mangatini Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     2hrs  return walk

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Carew Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     45min return walk

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Coal Creek Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     1hr  return walk

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Dorothy Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     2min easy return walk

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Rome Stream Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     1hr 40min return walk

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Te Miko Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     30min easy return walk

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Haast

Thunder Creek Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     10min easy return walk

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Depot Creek Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     10min return walk

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Orman Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     1min easy return walk

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Joes Creek Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     2min easy return walk

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Gunboat Creek Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     2min easy return walk

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Fantail Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     10min easy return walk

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Diana Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     2min easy return walk

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Roaring Billy Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     40min easy return walk

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Douglas Falls

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     2min easy return walk

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Gates of Haast

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     5min easy return walk

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Fox Glacier

Fox Parking Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     10min easy return walk

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White Creek Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     50min return walk

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Fox Glacier Waterfalls

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     1hr  return walk

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Franz Josef Glacier

Trident Creek Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     1hr  return walk

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Unser Fritz Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     1hr 30min return walk

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Lemmer Peak Warerfall

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     1hr 15min return walk

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Franz Josef Parking Waterfall

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     5min easy return walk

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Rope Creek Cascades

Rating:       ⭐
Access:     1hr 15min return walk

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