Mt Damper Falls

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This short walk leads to Mount Damper Falls, one of the highest falls in the North Island.

Track overview

1 km to the falls return via same track

Walking and tramping

30 min Easiest: Short walk

Seasonal restrictions

The track is closed to hunters every year from 1 August to 31 October for the lambing season.

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.

About this track


At 74 m high, Mount Damper Falls are one of the highest in the North Island.

From the car park step over the style and walk over the formed track beside the creek. The first 10 minutes are over open farmland - respect private property, leave gates as you find them and stay on the track. Follow the track until you reach the bridge, from where the bush starts. The track descends gradually to two viewing platforms.

Getting there

The walk starts from Mount Damper Falls car park, on the Okau Road off SH3, 59 km north of New Plymouth.

Know before you go

A long drop toilet is available by the car park.


Ngāmotu / New Plymouth Office
Phone:   +64 6 759 0350
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   55A Rimu Street
New Plymouth 4312
Postal Address:   PO Box 462
New Plymouth 4340
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