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Dawson Falls Visitor Center

Manaia Rd | Egmont National Park, Stratford, New Zealand
+64 274 430 248
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Great exercise

The falls are a bit of a walk but if you climb down to the bottom it is all worth it, ensure you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dianna M
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Canberra, Australia
Great falls

We did a short walk here to see Dawson Falls. Limited carparking available, public toilets which... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
kiwimeggles
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Australia
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“national park” (4 reviews)
“loop track” (2 reviews)
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Manaia Rd | Egmont National Park, Stratford, New Zealand
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+64 274 430 248
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The falls are a bit of a walk but if you climb down to the bottom it is all worth it, ensure you wear enclosed shoes as the tracks can be a little damp and slippery in areas, have a look at the old water...More

Thank dianna M
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We did a short walk here to see Dawson Falls. Limited carparking available, public toilets which were great for the location and very clean. A short walk from the carpark down to the entry to the walking track for the falls, with lots of steps,...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Great place to start a walk up or around Taranaki. Very friendly and helpful people and an excellent cup of tea after the walk

Thank Pat M
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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