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Address: Manaia Road, Egmont National Park 4391, New Zealand
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Nature at is scenic best

This natural water falls are very beautiful. Be prepared to walk a few kms to reach there. It's definitely worth the little physical effort. There are signs posted along the way... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
Nareshgarapati
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Songkla, Songkhla, Thailand
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Songkla, Songkhla, Thailand
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This natural water falls are very beautiful. Be prepared to walk a few kms to reach there. It's definitely worth the little physical effort. There are signs posted along the way indicating the distance and time required to reach the falls. Returning back might be a little tiring for older people, suggest to carry enough liquids and wear proper shoes... More 

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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Took the round trip walk to Dawson Falls from the lodge. Track was a little muddy in places from the recent rain which meet tramping boots are advised. Gradient was easy until the descent to the falls which is a little more difficult for very young children or those of unsure footing. Forest was very picturesque and deserved of the... More 

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Thank Philip M
Hawera, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

It's a lovely walk through the bushes and going down to the falls, the stairs are uneven and a tad risky, if you have the slightest mobility issue, I'd advise against it. It's busy but people are courteous and understanding. There's something about nature that brings out the best in ppl. For that reason, visiting is a must. We went... More 

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Thank Allie H
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Visited the place on 04 January, 2017. The mountain view is breathtaking. There is a small cafe. Service at the cafe was good. The toastie ordered was delicious. Asked for tea and was perfectly served in a kettle and a proper cup (and not in a mug). The drive to go there was scenic. The 10 Kms towards the destination... More 

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Thank Samuel M
Hawera, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

As the title suggests, what more could you want + all for nothing. Information centre and signs explain the type of walk..short,long etc how long it will take. climb up the viewing platform, try + pin-point the various places below you. Terrific view on a clear day, turn around + the mountain, in all it's majestic glory, is right behind... More 

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Thank Alicat44
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

So much to do here walks waterfalls visitor centre pools its awsum to have this on my doorstep. Also recommend a winter visit in the snow if you have access to a 4wd vehicle

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Thank Tom L
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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I chose to visit Dawson falls instead of doing mount damper falls (mainly due to travelling time and the fact the access road can be tricky at mount damper). I wasn't disappointed. Although Dawson falls isn't as big as mount damper falls it's a wonderful and very accessible waterfall. You can view it from the platform opposite the falls and... More 

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Reviewed 17 April 2016

We walked from the Stratford Plateau over to Dawsons Falls and I would definitely recommend doing it this way. Otherwise there is a car park a few minutes up the road. From the Plateau car park, we walked through the bush past Wilkies Pools to the Falls and then looped back through the Goblin Forest. It was an amazing walk... More 

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Thank Lady_Peekaboo19
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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

The steps down are tricky and not the safest but it's worth it as is gorgeous when you get there. Beautiful falls. Good exercise!

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Thank Rebecca M
Landsborough, Australia
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Reviewed 6 February 2016

This was a great experience for mature aged couple. The walk down was impressive with weeping moss from trees and the luck of going early morning before the rush. Had the falls to our selves to enjoy the energy and magnificent moss growth .. The challenge was the first 3 flights of steps back and finding a exit access to... More 

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