Devil's Punchbowl Lookout Trail

MODERATE 53 reviews

Devil's Punchbowl Lookout Trail is a 1.8 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sheffield, Canterbury, New Zealand that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from January until October.

Distance: 1.8 km Elevation Gain: 105 m Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Very slippery following snow.

2 months ago

Nice path with some stairs. For people with normal condition feasible. At the end, a nice waterfall awaits you.

2 months ago

Was not easy. lots of steps. was short and sweet. Beautiful views at the top

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rocky
3 months ago

I wouldn’t necessarily say this is easy for anyone who isn’t somewhat in shape. Lots of steps leading up to the waterfall, but well worth it nonetheless!

hiking
4 months ago

Great walk and views of the waterfall. Good walk when it’s windy and pouring with rain as much of the walk is sheltered

clear trail, a little bit of stairs, and a beautiful waterfall at the end. great little hike

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful waterfall with lots of water flowing even in summer. Walk has some steep bits but nothing to hard and well worth climbing up to this waterfall. Lots of parking and toilets at trail head. For photography best to hit this spot in the afternoon as that is when the sun is shining on it otherwise just shining in your face in the mornings

6 months ago

worth the climb up the stairs. beautiful.

hiking
7 months ago

An absolute can’t miss. One of the largest and most magnificent waterfalls in New Zealand. Lots of steps to reach the lookout deck but well worth it.

hiking
7 months ago

Great short walk. Not difficult but a fair number of steps. Took us less than an hour. Really beautiful!

8 months ago

Nice stair workout going uphill, beautiful views from the waterfall.

hiking
8 months ago

Short and steep but worth it

walking
9 months ago

Lot of stairs to climb but worth to do it.

trail running
10 months ago

it is pretty good trail but have lots of stairs, however very well maintained and view is perfect.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Well maintained track with LOADS of stairs! We hopped over the fence at the end to see the base of the falls. A good cardio workout and super pretty.

Monday, January 29, 2018

There are 300+ tall steps, 600 round trip. The trail is a tourist attraction and used extremely heavily. Although it is a nice falls, the base of the falls, the "Punch Bowel, cannot be seen from the boardwalk trail-end without climbing where over the safety rails, climbing past warning signs, then scrambling up a roughly worn path.

hiking
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Well maintained stairs and trail to pretty lookout platform. Nice trail.

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