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Dawson Falls

Manaia Road, Egmont National Park 4391, New Zealand
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Great Hike

The walk from Dawson Falls car park to Stratford Plateau and back is a brilliant half-day walk... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Uxbridge, United Kingdom
Good hike to a splendid waterfall

The hike to this waterfall wasn't overly strenuous, although there were some steep steps to get... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Boise, Idaho
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“short walk” (6 reviews)
“car park” (8 reviews)
“easy walk” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Manaia Road, Egmont National Park 4391, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

The walk from Dawson Falls car park to Stratford Plateau and back is a brilliant half-day walk. Wonderful vegetation.

Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The hike to this waterfall wasn't overly strenuous, although there were some steep steps to get down to it. The payoff was worth it - there had been a lot of rain prior to our arrival, so the waterfall was really flowing. Even though it...More

Thank jpkeel
Reviewed 13 February 2017

A 5 min walk back down the road from the Dawson Falls i-site (which closes at 4pm) to the start of the bush walk. A 20 min return walk from start of bush. Easy walk to the upper viewing point but a bit steep down...More

Thank Anglokiwi1
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I came with my three children (15,13, and 10). It is a must see at Mt. Taranaki. Took us ten minutes to get down to the base of the waterfall. Well marked path with lots of steps. Light to moderate fitness. Park at the visitor...More

Thank Ana T
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This natural water falls are very beautiful. Be prepared to walk a few kms to reach there. It's definitely worth the little physical effort. There are signs posted along the way indicating the distance and time required to reach the falls. Returning back might be...More

Thank Nareshgarapati
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Took the round trip walk to Dawson Falls from the lodge. Track was a little muddy in places from the recent rain which meet tramping boots are advised. Gradient was easy until the descent to the falls which is a little more difficult for very...More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

It's a lovely walk through the bushes and going down to the falls, the stairs are uneven and a tad risky, if you have the slightest mobility issue, I'd advise against it. It's busy but people are courteous and understanding. There's something about nature that...More

Thank whaeapaki
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Visited the place on 04 January, 2017. The mountain view is breathtaking. There is a small cafe. Service at the cafe was good. The toastie ordered was delicious. Asked for tea and was perfectly served in a kettle and a proper cup (and not in...More

Thank Samuel M
Reviewed 30 October 2016

As the title suggests, what more could you want + all for nothing. Information centre and signs explain the type of walk..short,long etc how long it will take. climb up the viewing platform, try + pin-point the various places below you. Terrific view on a...More

Thank Alicat44
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

So much to do here walks waterfalls visitor centre pools its awsum to have this on my doorstep. Also recommend a winter visit in the snow if you have access to a 4wd vehicle

Thank Tom L
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