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Taranaki Falls Loop is a 3.6 mile loop trail located near Owhango, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 3.6 mi Elevation gain 495 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Walking

Waterfall

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Enjoy this hike to the spectacular Taranaki waterfall. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/central-north-island/places/tongariro-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/taranaki-falls-walking-track/

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Reviews (157)
Photos (119)
Recordings (118)
Completed (307)
Julia Miller
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Hiking

Beautiful track with multiple points of interest and nice views of the mountains.

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Athena Rhodes
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Nature trips

beautiful views, mostly flat walk, and at the end a stunning waterfall. very much worth it.

sirii boontee
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HikingGreat!IcySnow

Amazing track, Highly recommended for Day walks with family.

Maartje Okma
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Wet and cold, but nice views. I did like the lower part of the track more than the upper track (more exposed). The fall and the rivers are beautiful!

Lior Azriel
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really amazing, definitely recommend

Steven Wolover
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Hiking

very manageable and waterfalls was beautiful as expected

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Eva Adamcová
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cool trail, it's relaxing, not steep or anything just a couple of stairs. change of surroundings is breathtaking and can see mordor clearly:) falls are also nice

Marielle Le Goff
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Hiking

Une jolie rando facile à faire sur une demie journée, si vous voulez prendre votre temps. Un magnifique point de vue sur la cascade. Le sentier est souvent au soleil, mais attention au vent !

Karsten Raugust
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Hiking

Nur ein weiterer Wasserfall. Einfacher Weg.

Leanne Alexander
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Hiking

Awesome hike. Some stairs either way you start that are steep at points. Majority of track ‘rolling flat’. Epic waterfall which makes the trek well worth it. Never used to have a ‘wharepaku’ (bathroom) however there is now one at the top of the falls. What a relief for my 5 year old. I’m guessing it is in response to visitors relieving themselves just off the track. Poor, lazy and disgusting behaviour. Be better people.

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Mike Maher
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Nice short hike, pretty Views, well maintained trail. You’ll have some company on it, but not crowded. Some parts are rocky, others have gravel and loose rock. Parts are open to direct sun, others are well shaded so dress for sun exposure. Nice hotel with fun bar at the end at Skotel alpine resort.

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Justin L
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Nice easy walk with great landscape views. It's an easy 6k/1.5 hour loop walk. you can go two ways, we followed the river up to the falls, and then overland back to the start. Majority of up hill is this way, although not much uphill there is a reasonable 100 stair climb up to the top of the falls. great views of the peaks.

Charly Davoust
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Pierre Brunet
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Hiking

Bonne balade de 3h en prenant son temps, temps malheureusement couvert, cascade sympa, donne un aperçu des paysages du tongariro alpine crossing

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Kiernan Lynch
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HikingNo shade

we hiked up to lower Tama lake on a misty morning. although we couldn't see the lake, we had spectacular misty views all throughout the hike. The waterfall on a our rainy misty day was a real treat. This hike has one of the best km per awesome views if you just do the loop for the waterfall and forest river run. we enjoyed the hike up to the lake but could see how others might not enjoy it as much.

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Didy JJ
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Hiking

Really nice and easy track. We started by the upper track. It is probably easier.

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Lauren Perucco
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Hiking

Low end of moderate. Trail took 2 hours and had some cool views of all three mountains. Waterfall itself is nice to see though there’s decent traffic around it. Worth a quick stop!

Chevrahn Hubbbard
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Hiking

Went on a rainy day, so a lot of mist. Stopped for many pictures, even in the low visibility

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Kehla West
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Hiking

Lovely hike, completed June 22, 2019. Cold that day, icy conditions. Don’t be fooled by either of the smaller waterfalls you come to en route to Taranaki!

John Leybourne
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Hiking

Easy going 2 hour loop, beautiful snow capped mountains in the background, finished off with a glass of wine at the Chateau Ruapahu

Zoe Loader
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HikingMuddyRockySnow

This is a great little hike. We did the whole loop lazily in 2hours. We were treated to some snow, which created a beautiful winter wonderland! Definitely up there for waterfall walks!

Jeff Whaley
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Hiking

Trail is perfectly kept. It snowed on me and was really cloudy so the views were non existent....but the water fall is sweet and on a clear winter day the snow capped views would be epic. Quick and easy, would be good with kids as well.

Charlotte N
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Hiking

Nice hike with limited elevation gain, especially if doing the upper loop (entrance right by parking lot). We completed it with our four year-old in almost exactly two hours.

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Ash Reynolds
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A great waterfall walk that can easily be done under 2 hours! Start your walk on the entrance to the left, just before the car park

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