Waitanguru Falls


Waitanguru Falls

A scenic 15-meter waterfall, Waitanguru Falls is located in a rural area between Te Kuiti and New Plymouth. Easy walking access and stunning farmland views make this waterfall just the right place to visit.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 38° 23' 40.614" E 174° 52' 10.398"
Parking: Mangaotaki Rd, Waikato
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 20min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 15m Type of the waterfall: Horsetail



Walking and driving instructions


Waitanguru Falls is roughly a 3.5-hours drive away from Auckland or 2.5-hours from New Plymouth. The road surface is always sealed.

If you drive from Auckland, take SH3, and when in Piopio turn right into Mangaotaki Rd. Follow the road for the next 21km (35-40min) until you see a small car park with a couple of tables for a picnic (no toilets).

An easy 15-minutes return walk leads to the waterfall’s viewing platform. The base of the waterfall is officially inaccessible. The track has some stairs hence it’s not accessible for wheelchairs/kids strollers.


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


Apart from the walk described above, you may decide to walk one of the following tracks:


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