Carew Falls

 

Carew Falls

A 30 meters high, Carew Creek Falls is located near the Lake Brunner in the Lake Brunner/Mitchells Scenic Reserve. Pleasant walk through the forest brings you to the waterfall's base where you can sit on large granite boulders and enjoy the view. This exquisite waterfall is included into New Zealand Must See Waterfalls list.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 42° 38' 41.0022" E 171° 23' 58.9986"
Parking: Kumara-Inchbonnie Rd, West Coast
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Walking track
Road type:20km Gravel Road Return track duration: 45min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 30m Type of the waterfall: Horsetail

 

 


Walking and driving instructions

 

Carew Falls is roughly a 1 hour's drive away from either Greymouth or Hokitika. The road surface is sealed, apart from the last 20 km which is a gravel road.

From Hokitika travel north on the SH6, then turn right into the SH 73 and follow it for the next 7.5km, then turn left into Kumara-Inchbonnie Road which becomes a gravel road. Follow this road for 21km until you see a small carpark. There are no facilities there.

Carew Falls Track winds up through the forest and takes about 25-30 minutes to reach the waterfall's base. The last few meters of the track are quite slippery and require an attention. Children must be supervised.

The way back to the parking is much faster and takes just 15 minutes.

 


Waterfalls nearby (driving)

 

Attractions nearby

 

Lake Brunner is a holiday destination abundant with both water and land based activities. Only 37km inland from Greymouth, Moana is serviced daily by both the TranzAlpine train and a variety of shuttle buses.

 


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