Mount Damper Falls walk
Track closed from 1 August to 31 October due to lambing on private farmland.
From the car park step over the style and walk over the formed track beside the creek. The first ten minutes are over open farmland. Follow the track until you reach the bridge, from where the bush starts. The track descends gradually to the viewing platform. A warning that the track is clay based and could be quite slippery in adverse weather. A long drop toilet is available by the car park.
When crossing farmland please respect private property, leave gates as you find them and stay on the route.
The walk starts from Mount Damper Falls car park, on the Okau Road off State Highway 3, 59 km north of New Plymouth.
About the area
Mount Damper Falls.
The walk to Mt Damper Falls is well marked and leads to the lookout platform.
At 74m high, Mount Damper Falls are one of the highest in the North Island.
Plan and prepare
Before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.