Marshalls Falls


Marshalls Falls

An unofficially named, Marshalls Falls is located in 'Marshalls Animal Park', 20 minutes' drive away from Tauranga. 10 meters tall, the falls, a classic horsetail waterfall, is found after 20 minutes easy walk through the park.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 37° 48' 53.4672" E 176° 2' 48.7896"
Parking: McLaren Falls Park, Mclaren Falls Rd, Omanawa
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type:1 km Gravel Road Return track duration: 20min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 10m Type of the waterfall: Horsetail

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
GPS:          S 37° 48' 53.4672" E 176° 2' 48.7896"
Parking:     McLaren Falls Park, Mclaren Falls Rd, Omanawa
Access:     20min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Marshalls Falls is roughly a 20 minutes' drive away from Tauranga or 1.5 hours' from Hamilton. The road surface is always sealed. Only a park road is unsealed.

From Tauranga travel east on the SH-29 for 18 km, then turn left into McLaren Falls Rd and follow it for the next 1.5 km. Then turn right to 'McLaren Falls Park' /'Marshalls Animal Park'. Follow the road through the park for 1 km until you reach a car park with 'Waterfall Track' sign. There are a dedicated place for a picnic and toilets there.

An easy walking Waterfall Track starts from the parking, follows the stream and leads to a wooden waterfall's viewing platform. It takes just 10 min to reach the waterfall.

Return via the same track, or follow the other side of the river (the walk is a loop), so on the way back to the parking you may see Glow Worms (we've seen only the sign 'Glow-worms' but didn't see any worms there :) ).  

Waterfalls nearby

McLaren Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     2min return walk
Driving:   1.5 km (2 mins)

Read more ...

Omanawa Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     30min return walk
Driving:   9.6 km (13 mins)

Read more ...

Te Rerekawau Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     1hr  return walk
Driving:   31.6 km (34 mins)

Read more ...

Whataroa Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     2hrs  return walk
Driving:   36.8 km (37 mins)

Read more ...

Raparapahoe Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     1hr  return walk
Driving:   49.8 km (48 mins)

Read more ...


Photo Gallery

Visitors Comments