The Chasm Falls


The Chasm Falls

The Chasm Falls is located in the Fiordland National Park, a few kilometers south of Milford Sound. The waterfall is stunning but very difficult to photograph. The falls is reached after a 10 minutes easy walk.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 44° 43' 17.5872" E 167° 56' 51.594"
Parking: Milford Sound 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: 10m Type of the waterfall: Cascade

Rating:       ⭐⭐
GPS:          S 44° 43' 17.5872" E 167° 56' 51.594"
Parking:     Milford Sound Hwy, Fiordland National Park
Access:     20min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


The Chasm is roughly a 2-hours’ drive away from Te Anau, or 4-hours’ from Queenstown, or just 15-minutes’ from the famous Milford Sound. The road surface is always sealed.

From Te Anau follow Milford Road (SH94), one of the most scenic and 'Waterfalls' road in New Zealand, then drive through the Hommer Tunnel, and continue on SH94 for 7.5 more kilometers. The carpark, which is well signposted, is on your left. There are no any facilities there.

An easy 20-minutes return walk follows the Cleddau River and leads to the Chasm viewing bridges. There are two bridges at the end of the track offering you a relatively good view of the waterfall and a gorge. Unfortunately, the bridges have been constructed in such a way that it’s almost impossible to take a waterfall’s photo.

Despite that the photograph is difficult, the walk, surrounded by mountains, is very enjoyable and suitable for people of all abilities, including a wheelchair and kids strollers.

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