Christie Falls


Christie Falls

Christie Falls, also known as Falls Creek Falls, is a typical cascade waterfall, which is seen from SH-94 and located in the Fiordland National Park. Most impressive after a rain.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 44° 49' 6.5964" E 168° 4' 44.9292"
Parking: Milford Sound Hwy,Fiordland National Park
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: State HW Return track duration: 2min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 15m Type of the waterfall: Cascade



Walking and driving instructions


Christie Falls is roughly a 1.5-hours’ drive away from Te Anau, or 3.5-hours’ from Queenstown. The road surface is always sealed.

From Te Anau follow Milford Rd (SH-94) for 89km. There is a small parking near a bridge over the Falls Creek. There are no facilities there.

No walking required. The falls is seen from the car park.

If you wish, you can explorer the creek upstream – do a challenging tramping Falls Creek Route (2hrs one-way according to DOC).

The waterfall is seen from the road (from the bridge), on the left hand side if you drive towards Milford Sound. Many tourists’ buses stop on the bridge to enjoy the waterfall.


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


 Milford Sound is a paradise for waterfalls/mountains/ocean lovers. Also you may see seals and bottlenose dolphins! 

Milford Road is one of the most scenic roads in New Zealand, and with a peak elevation of 940m, also one of the country's highest. 

There are plenty of tracks (from 1 minutes up to multi-days) nearby including 3 New Zealand Great Walks:


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