Cross farmland for a short distance, then walk through a forest of nīkau palms, rātā trees and ferns.
The track climbs rapidly alongside spectacular granite boulders, following the Wainui River. There’s a great suspension bridge on the way – below this you can see old logs piled up after massive floods.
You’ll know you’re close to the falls when you can hear the sound of rushing water.
Return to the Wainui Bay car park on the same track.
The nearest town in Takaka (20 km).
The track begins from a car park at Wainui Bay – look for the signpost about 300 m after crossing the Wainui River Bridge.
Nature and conservation
Know before you go
What to expect
- Elevation change: +/- 69 m
- Some steep drop-offs – keep children close to the track.
Ensure you take:
- food and water
- sturdy footwear.
In the area
For information on transport, accommodation, activities, and attractions in the Nelson Tasman region, refer to www.nelsonnz.com.