Tangoio Falls


Tangoio Falls

A three-tiered, Tangoio Falls is located in the heart of Tangoio Forest; just 30 minutes' drive away from Napier. Tangoio Falls track can be combined with Te Ana Falls walk. Despite the fact that Te Ana Falls is definitely more charming, the walk to Tangoio Falls is absolutely gorgeous, and the falls is stunning after rain.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 39° 18' 23.1948" E 176° 53' 7.1226"
Parking: State Highway 2, Tangoio
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Walking track
Road type: State HW Return track duration: 50min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 25m Type of the waterfall: Cascade



Walking and driving instructions


Tangoio Falls is roughly a 20-30 minutes' drive away from Napier. The road surface is always sealed.

From Napier travel north on the SH2 for 25 km. A huge car park is on your right and well signposted. There are picnic tables there (no toilets).

A walking 50-minutes return track starts from the parking, crosses the stream via a footbridge and follows the stream. Tangoio Falls and Te Ana Falls are both accessed from the same starting point. They share the first 10 minutes then head in different directions. From the tracks junction uphill walking leads you to the waterfall's viewing platform. The track can be muddy and slippery - take care! The base of the waterfall is officially inaccessible.

Return via the same track. Don't forget to walk a side track to Te Ana Falls (definitely worth it!) - it will take just 5 minutes from the tracks junction to reach the falls.


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


Napier is a popular tourist city, with a unique concentration of 1930s Art Deco architecture. It also has one of the most photographed tourist attractions in the country, a statue on Marine Parade called Pania of the Reef. Thousands of people flock to Napier every February for the Art Deco Weekend event, a celebration of its Art Deco heritage and history. Other notable tourist events attracting many outsiders include the region's annual Wine & Food Festival (named Harvest Hawke's Bay), and Mission Concert at the Mission Estate Winery in the nearby township of Taradale.


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