Tangoio Falls


Tangoio Falls

A three-tiered, Tangoio Falls is located in the heart of Tangoio Forest; just 30 minutes' drive away from Napier. Tangoio Falls track can be combined with Te Ana Falls walk. Despite the fact that Te Ana Falls is definitely more charming, the walk to Tangoio Falls is absolutely gorgeous, and the falls is stunning after rain.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 39° 18' 23.1948" E 176° 53' 7.1226"
Parking: State Highway 2, Tangoio
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Walking track
Road type: State HW Return track duration: 50min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 25m Type of the waterfall: Cascade

Rating:       ⭐⭐
GPS:          S 39° 18' 23.1948" E 176° 53' 7.1226"
Parking:     State Highway 2, Tangoio
Access:     50min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Closed due to severe weather events

This site is closed until further notice. It is unsafe due to slips and tree falls which have significantly damaged the bridge and walking tracks.

Tangoio Falls is roughly a 20-30 minutes' drive away from Napier. The road surface is always sealed.

From Napier travel north on the SH2 for 25 km. A huge car park is on your right and well signposted. There are picnic tables there (no toilets).

A walking 50-minutes return track starts from the parking, crosses the stream via a footbridge and follows the stream. Tangoio Falls and Te Ana Falls are both accessed from the same starting point. They share the first 10 minutes then head in different directions. From the tracks junction uphill walking leads you to the waterfall's viewing platform. The track can be muddy and slippery - take care! The base of the waterfall is officially inaccessible.

Return via the same track. Don't forget to walk a side track to Te Ana Falls (definitely worth it!) - it will take just 5 minutes from the tracks junction to reach the falls.

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Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     30min return walk
Driving:   1 m (1 min)

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Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     10min return walk
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