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Waitonga Falls Trailhead

Ohakune Mountain Road, Tongariro National Park, Central North Island, Manawatu-Wanganui 4691 New Zealand

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Free to Visit
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Mon 12a-11:59p
  • Independent
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • No Wifi
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“The 39 m Waitonga Falls is Tongariro National Park’s highest waterfall. The well-formed track passes through mountain beech and kaikawaka forest.”

Tongariro National Park’s highest waterfall, the 39 metre Waitonga Falls, is reached via a well-formed track through mountain beech and kaikawaka (mountain cedar) forest.

On clear calm days there are fantastic views of Mount Ruapehu and the surrounding countryside. You can see reflections of the mountain in the Rotokawa pools, part of an alpine wetland area.

Getting there

The track begins from the parking area 11 kilometres up the Ohakune Mountain Road.

Nature and conservation

The track is rich in plant life, with mistletoe on the beech trees, and a variety of orchids along the banks. In the alpine wetland area, you can see sundews and bladderworts in addition to the usual larger vegetation of the bog.

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Waitonga Falls Trailhead

Ohakune Mountain Road
Tongariro National Park, Central North Island
Manawatu-Wanganui
4691 New Zealand

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Open 24 hours today
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
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