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Dawson Falls

Manaia Road, Egmont National Park 4391, New Zealand
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Magnificent waterfalls just minutes from the road

Dawson Falls is a very rustic place. The location is ideal being just 10mins away from the road or... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GangesLim
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Singapore, Singapore
WorthTaking the Steps

A narrow drive into the falls carpark. Visit to the falls is worthwhile but the steps are steep... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Milly_Molly_Mandy63
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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“steep steps” (6 reviews)
“car park” (12 reviews)
“short walk” (7 reviews)
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Manaia Road, Egmont National Park 4391, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dawson Falls is a very rustic place. The location is ideal being just 10mins away from the road or you can take the long looped trek from the Visitor Centre that would take about an hour. Near the falls is the original powerstation that is...More

Thank GangesLim
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A narrow drive into the falls carpark. Visit to the falls is worthwhile but the steps are steep and not the best for short legs. Falls are very pretty even on a cold day

Thank Milly_Molly_Mandy63
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Short walk down to this beautiful waterfall. You can get really close to this waterfall. Definitely worth the drive out there.

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

An easy hour-long ish walk not far from the main road, the falls are certainly impressive to see. There’s a lot of spray coming off them as they’re very powerful so make sure you visit on a dry day so not to get extra wet!

Thank Jessisaw
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Impossible to describe the beauty of this walk through the tree ferns and tropical forest. Bright green mosses waterfall over the rocks beside the footpaths to Dawson Falls,and Wilkies Pools. The walk tonDawdon Falls is rated as easy but it is not for everyone. Quite...More

Thank venetianintown
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

one of the wonderful walks to do in the area. I did this walk with my 77 year old parents and they loved it. Just a good distance, not too hard, just beautiful

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

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

Thank BURGWIN
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