Waikato Falls

 

Waikato Falls

5 meter, Waikato Falls is located in Kaimanawa Forest Park. The waterfall can't be fully seen from the lookout; only the last two steps are seen (probably is accessible by kayak).

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 39°7.826'0" E 175°49.4515'0"
Parking: Beggs Pool, Kaimanawa Rd, Rangipo
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 5min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 5m Type of the waterfall: Cascade

 

 


Walking and driving instructions

 

Waikato Falls is roughly a 1-hour' drive away from Taupo or 2.5 hours from Palmerston North. The road surface is always sealed.

From Taupo head south on the SH-1 for 65 km, then turn left into Kaimanawa Rd and stay on it for the next 2.5 km. Turn left to Beggs Pools. There is a car park at Beggs Pools with toilets (no picnic tables).

The waterfalls are accessible via 5 minutes return walk from the car park. Only two lower steps are seen from the viewing point. If you've got a kayak, you can reach the waterfall's base and, maybe, better view of the waterfall.

 


Waterfalls nearby (driving)

 

Attractions nearby

 

Tongariro National Park is the oldest national park in New Zealand, located in the central North Island. If you love mountains, hiking, ski, waterfalls, nd snow, it is the right place for you!

 


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