Waikato Falls


Waikato Falls

5 meter, Waikato Falls is located in Kaimanawa Forest Park. The waterfall can't be fully seen from the lookout, only the lower two steps are seen.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 39°7.826'0" E 175°49.4515'0"
Parking: Beggs Pool, Kaimanawa Rd, Rangipo
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 5min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 5m Type of the waterfall: Cascade

Rating:       ⭐
GPS:          S 39°7.826'0" E 175°49.4515'0"
Parking:     Beggs Pool, Kaimanawa Rd, Rangipo
Access:     5min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Waikato Falls is roughly a 1-hour' drive away from Taupo or 2.5 hours from Palmerston North. The road surface is always sealed.

From Taupo head south on the SH-1 for 65 km, then turn left into Kaimanawa Rd and stay on it for the next 2.5 km. Turn left to Beggs Pools. There is a car park at Beggs Pools with toilets (no picnic tables).

The waterfalls are accessible via 5 minutes return walk from the car park. Only two lower steps are seen from the viewing point.

Note: Kayaking is prohibited!

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Mangamate Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
Access:     2min return walk
Driving:   1 m (1 min)

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