Tutumangaeo Falls

 

Tutumangaeo Falls

Probably the most spectacular waterfall at Te Aroha, Tutumangaeo Falls is reached via 30 minutes Tui-Domain Track.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 37° 32' 20.292" E 175° 43' 7.4856"
Parking: Te Aroha Domain, Te Aroha
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 1hr 

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 18m Type of the waterfall: Horsetail

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
GPS:          S 37° 32' 20.292" E 175° 43' 7.4856"
Parking:     Te Aroha Domain, Te Aroha
Access:     1hr  return walk


Walking and driving instructions

 

Tutumangaeo Falls is roughly a 1-hour 45-minutes' drive away from Auckland or 2-minutes' from Te Aroha (center of town). The road surface is always sealed.

From Auckland head south-east towards Coromandel (SH2, then SH27), then turn left to Te Ahora. In Te Aroha head to the town center, then to Te Aroha Domain. Leave your car at Te Aroha Domain car park. There is Information Center here as well as the walks board and toilets.

From the car park walk through the domain (uphill) towards Mokena Geyser. Tui-Domain Track starts near the Geyser. The beginning of the track is an easy walk. After roughly 10-15 minutes of walk you will reach a side track with a sign 'Big Waterfall', turn right and follow this track for 10-15 minutes until you reach the falls base. The second park of the walk is a true New Zealand track which can be muddy, slippery and narrow at some places. The track then descends to the falls base providing a great view of the waterfall.

From here you can either return via the same route (total walking time is 45-60 minutes), or cross the stream the climb up the hill (narrow and steep) to the Noels Lookout which gives you a perfect view of the valley and the falls. Continue walking along the main path and walk the track as a loop. There are 2 more waterfalls along the walk. Total walking time is about 1 hour.


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