Omanawa Falls


Omanawa Falls

A 35-meters typical plunge waterfall, Omanawa Falls is found near the first hydroelectric power station in the Southern Hemisphere, a 30 minutes’ drive away from Tauranga. Easy walk and excellent views of the waterfall make Omanawa Falls just the right place to visit.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 37° 50' 47.0724" E 176° 5' 19.9206"
Parking: Omanawa Rd, Omanawa
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 30min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 35m Type of the waterfall: Plunge

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
GPS:          S 37° 50' 47.0724" E 176° 5' 19.9206"
Parking:     Omanawa Rd, Omanawa
Access:     30min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Important! There used to be public access to the viewing point above the falls, but this is no longer considered safe. The entrance to the park is now closed with several warning signs and extra gates.

The Omanawa Falls reserve upgrade is currently in the design and consent stage, this will be followed by going out to tender for physical works. TCC hopes to have all works completed and the site open by summer 2019. (c) Tauranga City Council

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