The Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty Sights

Waiau Falls

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

About 7½ km (4½ miles) from Coromandel, stop for a swim at Waiau Falls, a forest-fringed waterfall lagoon that's just a three-minute walk down a few steps from the road. The track starts close to the Waiau Falls Scenic Reserve sign. Additional walking tracks lead farther into the woods. Less than 2 km (1 mile) east of Waiau Falls, a series of easy, clearly marked gravel paths and wooden walkways takes you through lush forest to a protected giant kauri grove. The full walk takes about 15 minutes, but the trees are so majestic that you may want to allow a half hour to stroll through this ancient forest.

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, New Zealand

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 08/30/2016


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