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A fine fall

It seems a shame to give this lovely fall a 4/5 rating, but these things are all relative! The car... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul S
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Adelaide, Australia
Better than expected

Like a lot of attractions in the Catlins, this one has a beautiful forest walk to the falls. It had... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
ferrellius
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Albany, Western Australia
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  • Average18%
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Owaka-Papatowai Rd | Papatowai Highway, Owaka, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It seems a shame to give this lovely fall a 4/5 rating, but these things are all relative! The car park is by the side of the highway, and there is a 15 minute walk to the Fall. The grade is initially steep down, and...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We were a group of 5 adults, .... some alittle elderly but we were all able to make the lovely easy walk and then the beautiful falls, definately worth making the effort to visit.

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Like a lot of attractions in the Catlins, this one has a beautiful forest walk to the falls. It had rained a lot the previous day & so the falls were actually quite impressive, better than we had expected so would definately make the effort...More

Thank ferrellius
Reviewed 3 April 2018

One of several waterfalls located along the Catlins Coastal Heritage Trail, but we found this site to be particularly disappointing. The falls are just a short walk from the car park, so they do not require any real significant investment of time or effort, but...More

Thank IN_Travelers47906
Reviewed 9 March 2018

It is a pleasant stroll through the forest to the falls which weren't at their fullest in March when we visited. Take a jacket when you go on the walk from the carpark as it is damp and droplets of water fall on you from...More

Thank Grant D
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Parking straight off the road with a few low benches to have lunch at. You walk down a well formed track. There are steps up to the other waterfall.

Thank 422iana
Reviewed 16 January 2018

It was an easy walk to the falls. Extra climbing made better views achievable, but not necessary. Lovely

Thank gorgle
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

The sign said it was a 30 min return walk to the waterfall.. it took like 5 minutes to walk there. The waterfall itself wasnt that amazing.. just a little small one but its alright. And as you walk up the hill.. that one is...More

Thank DaisyN91
Reviewed 24 November 2017

I have trouble walking too far and I found this an easy walk for me with a lovely waterfall at the end of the track. The track is well maintained and I find the sound of the water falling very relaxing

Thank pauly622017
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Very easy to find in the beautiful catlins. The walk was also a nice steady one and the falls were full due to the rain. Absolutely worth the trip and will re commend a visit there if you pass there .

Thank MarynaR46
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