Newtons Waterfall


Newtons Waterfall

Hidden gem, Newton's Waterfall is easy reached via a 20 minutes' return walk near Akaroa.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 43° 49.642' E 172° 58.184'
Parking: the end of Aylmers Valley Rd, Akaroa
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type:700m of Gravel Road Return track duration: 20min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 9m Type of the waterfall: Curtain

Rating:       ⭐⭐
GPS:          S 43° 49.642' E 172° 58.184'
Parking:     the end of Aylmers Valley Rd, Akaroa
Access:     20min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Newton's Waterfall is roughly a 1.5hrs' drive away from Christchurch, or just 7 minutes' from Akaroa centre. The road surface is un-sealed for the last 700m.

From Akaroa head south-west along Rue Jolie until you reach an intersection with Aylmers Valley Rd. Turn left onto Aylmers Valley Rd and follow it till its end (1.4km). There is a car park at the end of the road with a track sign, but no other facilities (no toilets).

From the parking walk through the gate (signed 'Misty Peaks Reserve') and follow a former road for 5-7 minutes, then turn right onto a side track (signed) which in 5 minutes brings you to the waterfall's base. There is a bench near the falls' base, so you can sit and enjoy the view. 

Return via the same route. Total walking time is 20 minutes. The track is easy and suitable for small children. 

Newton's Waterfall might have little water (or even dry out completely) during summer. Best time to visit - after a decent rain, or during late Autumn, Winter, early Spring.

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