Anderson Cascades


Anderson Cascades

Exquisite Anderson Cascades, a series of at least five waterfalls, are located on the Moraine Creek and reachable on the third day of the world famous Milford Track. Absolutely unforgettable charming waterfalls won't disappoint you.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 44° 47.5908' E 167° 46.4122'
Parking: Te Anau Downs, SH 94
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Multi-days track
Road type: State HW Return track duration: 4days

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 20m Type of the waterfall: Cascade



Walking and driving instructions


There is only one way to approach these waterfalls - walk the Milford Track (only DOC individual walks and guided walks are available. DOC huts must be booked in advance).

You need to organize a transport to Te Anau Downs where the track starts; then a transport from Milford Sound where the track finishes. Transport can be easily booked as part of Milford Track booking via official DOC site.

Anderson Cascades are approached on the third day of the journey, but there are other waterfalls which are accessible along Milford Track.

The upper Anderson cascade (one the main photo) appears just a few minutes past Jervois Glacier Waterfalls. A viewing platform, kindly provided by DOC, gives you a chance to relax and spend a few minutes enjoying the main waterfall.

From here, long wooden stairs lead you to a few (at least 4) lower waterfalls. Enjoy the walk, beauty of the cascades and the river.


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


Once described as the finest walk in the world, the Milford Track is one of New Zealand’s most popular walks, with approximately 14000 people completing the Milford track each year.

Milford Sound (Piopiotahi in Māori) is a fjord in the south west of New Zealand's South Island, within Fiordland National Park, Piopiotahi (Milford Sound) Marine Reserve, and the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. It has been judged the world's top travel destination in an international survey and is acclaimed as New Zealand's most famous tourist destination. Rudyard Kipling had previously called it the eighth Wonder of the World.


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