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Dawson Falls Visitor Center

Manaia Rd | Egmont National Park, Stratford, New Zealand
+64 274 430 248
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Start your Bush walks here

Great place to set off on your hikes in the Egmont National Park, unless you want to reach the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Petionville, Haiti
Amazing view once getting to there

Awesome spot with lots of cool walks. The only thing is the tourists on the road who drive too fast... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greymouth, New Zealand
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Manaia Rd | Egmont National Park, Stratford, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to set off on your hikes in the Egmont National Park, unless you want to reach the peak. Then better use Stratford as a starting point. I did the walk from Dawson Falls to Stratford Plateau and back. You can do it in...More

Thank lhuitre1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome spot with lots of cool walks. The only thing is the tourists on the road who drive too fast as we nearly got wiped out by a campervan! I would suggest taking it slow driving up as it’s really only one way. Visitor centre...More

Thank CarlyD89
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Had a very quick trip to Dawson Falls in September. We opted to do the quick trail to the falls which were beautiful. This is a relatively easy track but has steep steps if you want to get up close to the water. You can...More

Thank Alison C
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Many walks start from here so it is good to park up and get information. Self-contained vehicles can also stay overnight. There were some interesting displays in the centre itself.

Thank PamNottingham_UK
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Several trails either leave from or very near the Visitors center. Very interesting Visitors Center in that they have deconstructed the original climbers cabin from up the Mountain and completely reassembled it here, inside the Visitors center when they built a new one on the...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Dawson Falls has numerous easy family walks. Wilkies pool walk was great with kids. Really beautiful bush reaching a river over a wobbly bridge and then back again!

Thank Pennyluntz
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived on a Wednesday to find centre closed. Bit unfortunate as there were quite a few visiting all disappointed that most got in their cars and drove away. Open Thurs Friday Saturday too. We found the track as we had stopped off at the I-site...More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Having visited the Egmont National Park Visitor Centre on the previous day, we set out sites on the Dawson Falls Visitor Center for a different view and experience of the mountain. Like the Dawson Falls Visitor Center, the access road within the conservation area is...More

Thank Billton
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

He's a very knowledgeable man who lives Mt Taranaki and has great knowledge and experience of and on the mountain, he has a lot of history and information at his fingertips and you won't be disappointed if you have a question for him, from trails...More

Thank Chocky1948
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The Dawson Falls Centre is a fantastic place. Walking and tramping tracks branch out in all directions from the Centre, offering easy access to the Dawson Falls itself, as well as to the river (really a melting glacier) running down the mountain. You'll get superb...More

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