Image: Bev Bacon | DOC
Follow the Curtis Falls Track from the car park at Ngāti Ruanui Stratford Mountain House, turning right down steps into the valley of the Te Popo Stream. Steps and ladders up the other side lead steeply uphill before dropping sharply to the gorge of the Manganui River. Follow the river bed, rockhopping upstream to the falls.
Return downstream to the track junction, turning right to go back to the car park, or turning left to head to Maketawa Hut (2 hour - 2 hours 30 minutes from the junction).
In Stratford, turn off SH3 into Pembroke Road and follow this up the mountain for 14.5 km to Ngāti Ruanui Stratford Mountain House.