Wentworth Falls
Image: Russell Street | Creative Commons


Walk to the beautiful Wentworth Falls or to views of two mine shafts.

Track overview

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

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About this track


Wentworth Falls.
Wentworth Falls

Wentworth Falls Walks

Track category: Walking track
2 hr 30 min return
Distance: 3 km

This track, from the Wentworth campsite to Wentworth Falls, follows an easy grade alongside the Wentworth River, with two bridged crossings, before climbing to a good view of the falls. The falls are in two drops of about 20 metres each. From here, a steeper tramping track leads to a basin at the top of the falls.

Experienced trampers can continue on to cross the main range (Maratoto - Wentworth Crossing).

Mines Walk

Track category: Short walk
30 min to picnic area
Distance: 1 km

This walk starts at the concrete ford at the end of Wentworth Valley Road and passes through regenerating forest beside the river. There are two mine shafts visible from the track before it drops down to the the stream opposite the picnic area. Carefully assess water levels before attempting to cross the stream.

Getting there

Turn off SH25, 7 km south of Whangamata on the Coromandel Peninsula, into Wentworth Valley Road.


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