Knob's Flat Waterfall

By Zoltan and Kate Bozoki


Knob's Flat Waterfall

By Zoltan and Kate Bozoki

A hidden little treasure cove in the sea of a vast red and silver beech forest just a couple minutes above Knob's Flat, close to the Kiosk Creek Campsite. 

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S  44°58'36.86" E 168°01'26.45"
Parking: Knob's Flat, Te Anau-Milford Hwy, Fiordland National Park
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: State HW Return track duration: 20min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 33m Type of the waterfall: Horsetail



Walking and driving instructions


From Te Anau follow Milford Road (SH94), one of the most scenic and 'waterfalls' roads in New Zealand. The waterfall is about 50 minutes by car from Te Anau. Your stop is right next to State Highway 94, when you reach the Kiosk Creek camp site or Knob's flat where you can park your car or motorcycle. Alternatively, you may choose to travel by bus. There are lots of companies in either Te Anau or Queenstown which have these options.

After you have arrived, before you visit Kate's smile, take a minute to look around and breathe in the relaxing flow of the surrounding mountains and nature that welcomes you. Your adventure starts on an easy to follow 'NZ' bush track with a short walk for 10-15 minutes to South-East from Kiosk Creek Campsite or East from Knob's flat. If you ask for directions from P.C. there, he will me more than happy to put you on the right track.

Return via the same route. Total walking time is 20-30 minutes.

Many thanks to Zoltan and Kate Bozoki for the waterfall's description and photos.

Zoltan and his wife Kate, who published this article called this waterfall "Kate's smile".


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