New Zealand Water Fall Our Awesome Planet
div>In the far south west of New Zealand's South Island, at the northern end of Fiordland National Park and south west from New Zealand's famous Milford Sound is Sutherland Falls, a three tiered waterfall that falls from the mountainous Lake Quill into the Doubtful Sound fjord. Accessible via an offshoot of the well known hiking trail of Milford Track, this mighty waterfall drops from a mammoth 581 metres (1,906 ft) high, surrounded by some of the most beautiful terrain in the country. In maui motor homes of New Zealand's South Island, at the northern end of Fiordland National Park, just east from New Zealand's famous Milford Sound is Humboldt Falls, a beautiful three drop waterfall among mountainous and forested surroundings. Despite a total height of 275 metres (902 ft) and the largest single drop of 134 metres (440 ft), this giant waterfall doesn't even come close to the tallest waterfalls in the country.
8. Stirling Falls
Wairere Falls are famous for being the tallest waterfall in North Island, at the height of 153 metres. Set on the Kaimai Ranges, this two-tiered beauty is the best for a tiring, yet rejuvenating hike. A perfect match to the mesmerising scene from The Hobbit, the Tawhai Falls make a beautiful picture to capture. The waterfall is located in the Tongariro National Park, and the path leading up to it makes for a great run. So, head here in the morning to catch the sun sparkling in the blue waters.
In the north east of New Zealand's North Island, within the small commuity of Rere is the aptly named, Rere Falls, a small but picturesque curtain waterfall that measures 20 metres (66 ft) across and a mere 5 metres (16 ft) high. A very short distance away is another attraction along the Wharekopae River, the Rere Rock Slide, a 60 metre (197 ft) long natural water slide that has been smoothed by the constant surge of the river. Named after wife of one of New Zealand’s first governors, Lady Bowen Falls is the highest in Milford Sound, and it is also crucial to the area’s operations.
We’ve put together a list of our top six waterfalls in Milford Sound– have a read, and be inspired to visit a couple when you stay at Milford Lodge. It’s the middle of winter here in New Zealand, and lately our local waterfalls have been catching our eye.
You can get great views from platforms near the top of the falls and several platforms on the way down. One of the most photographed falls in NZ, you can go right up to the base of the falls via a Milford Sound cruise. Another wedding cake waterfall. Enjoy from the Kitekite bush walk then get up close to the base of the falls.
- One of the most popular swimming spots for locals, the waterfall drops from a height of 26 metres (85 ft).
- Photo by @chasingjulia on Instagram.
- The sheer drop of the Stirling Falls allows boats and brave kayakers to get right underneath – it’s an incredible feeling to have the power of 151m worth of glacial water falling on top of you.
- Wairēinga/Bridal Veil Falls near Raglan is one of the most picturesque waterfalls in New Zealand.
- So given its location, its size, and its overall wild and naturesque feel, we felt compelled to include this waterfall on its own in this list.
Only 15 minutes’ drive from Raglan, the spectacular 55-metre-high Bridal Veil Falls, also known as the Waireinga Falls is a popular Waikato walking track. You can get great views from platforms near the top of the falls. Photo by @outandaboutnz on Instagram. Unknown Waterfalls marked as Unknown are either suspected to exist based on heresay or a hunch, or we have received unverified information suggesting a waterfall may exist near the location provided but cannot corroborate it in any way.
Increased rainfall means greater, more impressive water volume, and we’ve even been enjoying the appearance of Milford’s ‘mystical’ waterfalls – ones that only appear during rainy days. With a beautiful forest walk through podcarp and silver beech to the waterfall viewing platform, this body of water is truly a hidden gem. Tumbling over that site of rock these falls are not particularly high or dramatic - more like a gentle (but supremely picturesque) water feature in middle of the bush. One of the best renowned wat