Te Miko Waterfall


Te Miko Waterfall

Te Miko Waterfall, also knows as Hanging Waterfall, is a hidden gem found at the end of Truman Track.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 42° 05.464' E 171° 20.350'
Parking: State Hwy 6, Paparoa National Park
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: State HW Return track duration: 30min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 7m Type of the waterfall: Plunge



Walking and driving instructions


Te Miko Waterfall is roughly a 45-minutes drive away from Greymouth, or just 2-minutes from Punakaiki. The road surface is always sealed.

From Punakaiki travel north along SH-6 for 1.8km until you reach a signed ('Truman Track') parking on a side of the road. There are no facilities there.

Follow the Truman Track which goes through coastal bush and brings you to the beach (you'll have to descend on the beach, so not suitable for wheelchair). You will see the waterfall from a distance to you right. You can walk to its base.

Recommend to visit after a rain.

Return via the same route. Total walking time is 25-30 minutes.


Waterfalls nearby (driving)


Attractions nearby


Luxuriant coastal forest, limestone cliffs and canyons, caves and underground streams, and an absolutely spectacular coastline, are all packed into Paparoa National Park. The bizarre ‘pancake-stack’ coastal formations attract visitors to the area.


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