Only 30 minutes drive from Stratford, the picturesque Dawson Falls/Te Rere o Kapuni roadend (902 m altitude) is home to:
Visit the Dawson Falls Power Station near the Dawson Falls Visitor Centre. The power station’s generator is the oldest in continuous operation in New Zealand and amongst the oldest in the world.
Dawson Falls sits at the top end of Manaia Road 14 km from Kaponga. The drive to the roadend is through scenic native forest. Kaponga is an easy drive west of Stratford and Eltham.
Dawson Falls Visitor Centre is open:
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.