Marshalls Falls


Marshalls Falls

An unofficially named, Marshalls Falls is located in 'Marshalls Animal Park', 20 minutes' drive away from Tauranga. 10 meters tall, the falls, a classic horsetail waterfall, is found after 20 minutes easy walk through the park.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 37° 48' 53.4672" E 176° 2' 48.7896"
Parking: McLaren Falls Park, Mclaren Falls Rd, Omanawa
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type:1 km Gravel Road Return track duration: 20min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 10m Type of the waterfall: Horsetail



Walking and driving instructions


Marshalls Falls is roughly a 20 minutes' drive away from Tauranga or 1.5 hours' from Hamilton. The road surface is always sealed. Only a park road is unsealed.

From Tauranga travel east on the SH-29 for 18 km, then turn left into McLaren Falls Rd and follow it for the next 1.5 km. Then turn right to 'McLaren Falls Park' /'Marshalls Animal Park'. Follow the road through the park for 1 km until you reach a car park with 'Waterfall Track' sign. There are a dedicated place for a picnic and toilets there.

An easy walking Waterfall Track starts from the parking, follows the stream and leads to a wooden waterfall's viewing platform. It takes just 10 min to reach the waterfall.

Return via the same track, or follow the other side of the river (the walk is a loop), so on the way back to the parking you may see Glow Worms (we've seen only the sign 'Glow-worms' but didn't see any worms there :) ).  


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


McLaren Falls park is 170 hectares of lakeland park set among pastoral farming and horticulture.

Marshalls Animal Park is situated adjacent to McLaren Falls Park, this unique attraction is 35 acres of friendly animals and fun.

Tauranga is a paradise for everyone who loves ocean, beaches and resorts.


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