Fern Stream Waterfall

By Paige McDonald


Fern Stream Waterfall

By Paige McDonald

Fern Stream Waterfall is seen from the suspension bridge near Waiohine Camping.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 40° 59' 43.4328" E 175° 23' 19.3302"
Parking: Waiohine Camping, Waiohine Gorge Road, Carterton
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type:9km Gravel Road Return track duration: 10min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 10m Type of the waterfall: Horsetail



Walking and driving instructions


The spot is roughly 10-15 minutes out of Carterton at the end of Waiohine Gorge road. The last 9km of Waiohine Gorge Road is unsealed but suitable for all vehicles (there is one stream ford en route which can be impassible after heavy rain). Watch out for sheep on the road.

The waterfall can be seen from the suspension bridge on the north side.

To reach the bottom of the waterfall you will need to follow the sign for river access, at the bottom of the trail walk up stream until you can’t any further (about 20m away from bottom of trail), next you will need to swim or walk through the water upstream about 10m, the waterfall is on your right.

Dogs are allowed here.

Many thanks to Paige McDonald (read her Travel Blog) for the waterfall's description and photos.


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


Hiking trails start at the suspension bridge and can take you to Cone hut in 3 hours or Totara Flats hut in 4.5 hours.

Camping is available at $4 per child per night, $8 per adult per night and free for 0-4 year olds. Sites are non-powered. There are clean toilets.


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