Giant Gate Falls


Giant Gate Falls

Stunning waterfall, Giant Gate Falls is located near the end of the world famous Milford Track. It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the view of the waterfall after 4 days of tramping.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 44° 42' 17.226" E 167° 51' 11.9376"
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: 30m Type of the waterfall: Plunge

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
GPS:          S 44° 42' 17.226" E 167° 51' 11.9376"
Parking:     Te Anau Downs, SH 94
Access:     4days return walk

Walking and driving instructions


There are two ways to approach this waterfall:

  • One day Guided tour to Giant Gate Falls from Milford Sound organized by DOC;
  • Milford Track - only DOC individual walks and guided walks are available. DOC huts must be booked in advance.

Below you can find walking and driving instructions of Milford track option:

You need to organize 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.

Giant Gate Falls is approached on the fourth day of the journey, but there are other waterfalls which are accessible along Milford Track.

An unexpectedly tall waterfall, Giant Gate is located one-hour' easy walk from the end of Milford Track, Sandfly Point. The waterfall is found near the Giant Gate Shelter where you can leave all your backpacks and walk to the waterfall's base (even have lunch there if the weather permits).

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Mackay Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     4days return walk
Driving:   1 m (1 min)

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Bowen Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     30min return walk
Driving:   88.6 km (1 hour 22 mins)

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