Glenfinnan Stream Waterfall


Glenfinnan Stream Waterfall

Typical ribbon waterfall with a tall lower leap, un-officially named Glenfinnan Stream Waterfall is found near the entrance of the Mt Aspiring National Park Not require any walking because it’s seen from a road.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 44° 29' 56.2338" E 168° 49' 18.0084"
Parking: Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Rd, Mt Aspiring
Vehicle type: 4WD vehicle recommended Track type: Easy walking track
Road type:25km Gravel Road Return track duration: 2min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 17m Type of the waterfall: Ribbon

Rating:       ⭐
GPS:          S 44° 29' 56.2338" E 168° 49' 18.0084"
Parking:     Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Rd, Mt Aspiring
Access:     2min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Glenfinnan Stream Waterfall is roughly a 60-80 minutes’ drive away from Wanaka. Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Rd is a gravel road with huge holes and cracks on it as well as multiple creek's fords. There is an official sign at the road entrance saying that it's not a public road, the road is maintained by DOC and DOC takes no liability for the vehicles entering to this road. This road is unsuitable for low wheel-base vehicles and we highly recommend a 4-WD vehicle for this trip.

From Wanaka follow Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Rd for 42.5km until you see Glenfinnan Stream Waterfall (on the left hand side). Park your car on a side of the road. There is neither official carpark there, nor any facilities there (no toilets). If you drive for 10.5 more kilometres, then you'll reach the official Raspberry Flat carpark with all the facilities there (toilets, tables, etc.).

The waterfall is located on a private land, please respect the private property and enjoy the waterfall's beauty from a distance.

There are lots of different waterfalls along Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Rd, so drive carefully and watch for waterfalls.

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