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Address: Manaia Rd | Egmont National Park, Stratford, New Zealand

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Falls visit

Great little centre plenty of information and a viewing tower great on a clear day. Easy to park here and enjoy the walks.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mark D
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little centre plenty of information and a viewing tower great on a clear day. Easy to park here and enjoy the walks.

Thank Mark D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Beautiful drive up to the visitors center through bushland. Lots of parking, there is a lookout with great views. Visitors center has lots of useful info for visitors and walkers alike. Nice cafe and the Dawson Falls Lodge looks like it would be a great place to stay. Walk to the waterfalls was 5 minutes each way and well worth... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

There is no sign at the entrance to indicate that parking might be at a premium (which it was) and we had driven up for coffee and brunch, 11kms because the sign on the main road indicated that the cafe at the Mountain Lodge was open (it wasn't). Mind you, we did do this on Easter Sunday! So unless you... More 

Thank kingsley8890
Merimbula, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This was a great spot to look at the Dawson Falls. They are beautiful. Also a chance to experience some of the walks in the area.

Thank Dawn3847
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

The person on duty was very helpful and answered our queries about the area and old trees. 4pm closing was a surprise for January.

Thank pcandma
San Francisco, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

We visited on New Year's Eve; the car park was full but the Center provides good info and is a great place to start your walk. No food is available here (nor litter bins: they want you to take everything with you). However, for what we paid (absolutely nothing, surprisingly), this is a good facility.

Thank Pogmouse
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

We decided that we wanted to visit the Dawson Falls. Whilst here we called in at the visitor centre and found the exhibits quite fascinating. Lots of information about the terrain and the walks available. We were fascinated by the Symes Hut exhibit. The falls were brilliant and there was a fairly easy walk to/from them.

Thank GerMar60
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

We liked the Wilkies Pools loop track better than the Dawson's falls track. The Dawson's falls is not spectacular but do that if you're going there. (Viewing from the base is better than the lookout). Wilkies pools loop track starts from the carpark and is 1 hour 20 mins return. The section to the pools is via goblin forest and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Unfortunately it was booked out But peering in the large landscaped Windows it looked superb The decor was very tasteful and out door landscape was just perfect We will return,we will make a booking, and I know we will not be disappointed !

Thank Derek T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

I've been here a few times and the park is full of walks and trails however on this occasion I visited in the middle of winter after a cold icy winters blast and this was not ideal. It was stunning with snow all around it make the road up the mountain quite dangerous. There was an avalanche warning and many... More 

Thank Shane N

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