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Dawson Falls

Manaia Road, Egmont National Park 4391, New Zealand
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Beautiful waterfall

As per other reviews I had read we parked at the first small carpark with the shortest walk to the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
Family Roadie Mother with 3 young men sons 18-21

Never been to Taranaki, and this was on list due to Victoria Uni songbook song (Fast pair of... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
Sue F
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  • Average6%
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“steep steps” (5 reviews)
“car park” (10 reviews)
“short walk” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Manaia Road, Egmont National Park 4391, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As per other reviews I had read we parked at the first small carpark with the shortest walk to the falls. You walk for a couple of minutes & then the path splits & you can either walk 5 mins further up to see the...More

Thank JellyCom
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Never been to Taranaki, and this was on list due to Victoria Uni songbook song (Fast pair of skis). Loved Falls themselves. Very nice young man let us in visitors centre when he had just closed it at to get brochures. Falls well worth a...More

Thank Sue F
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

There are a few walking trails but we just went to the falls. There’s a good view of Mount Taranaki from here if you’re lucky. There’s a visitors centre here and toilets (not the best loos) You have to walk from the car park down...More

Thank Terri-and-Co-2017
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

... of around 18 m height. Pleasant stroll from the Dawson Falls Lodge passing by the antique power station.

Reviewed 4 September 2017

Took Mother up for lunch, could not have picked better weather. Neither of us had been to Dawson Falls for several decades. Although the interior was dated the food was good and coffee excellent. Staff were helpful and friendly and the service very good. Loved...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Visited the falls when the weather was very wet and a lot of low cloud. The visitor centre was closed so made my own way down to the falls. There is a viewing point and then you can walk down to the bottom of the...More

Thank applegate69
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Nice, relatively short hike but quite a steep gradient - all the way down and all the way up again. The falls are worth the effort but id would be slippery in wet weather so watch your feet. Free parking at the visitors centre.

Thank PamNottingham_UK
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Falls worth a visit. Track to falls is beautiful. Walking and driving both options are available. Loops and other tracks are also worth doing.

Thank TarunNegi
Reviewed 1 May 2017

While not the biggest or most impressive waterfall we saw on our travels in NZ it is none the less impressive. There are multiple ways to get there but just follow the signs. The walk can be a short 5 minutes or as much as...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We parked up and went to enquire in the visitor centre if it would be best to do the Wilkie Pools or Dawson falls walk first. Once the guy had looked up from the book he was reading he said do the Wilkies Pools walk...More

Thank 713caroline
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