Waitangaru Falls

Image: Adrienne Grant | DOC


Enjoy a short walk to a magnificant tiered waterfall.

Track overview

200 m

Walking and tramping

15 min return Easy: Walking track

Dog access

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

About this track


A well graded and stepped walking track takes you down to a viewing platform that looks out to this magnificent tiered waterfall.

These falls are 11 km from the Mangaotaki Walk, which is also on Mangaotaki Rd.

Getting there

Travel south from Te Kuiti on SH3 until you reach Piopio, then turn right onto Kaka St. After 1 km turn left into Mangaotaki Rd and follow this for 19 km to the start of the track.  The car park and track entrance is on the right.


Te Kuiti Office
Phone:   +64 7 878 1050
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   tekuiti@doc.govt.nz
Address:   78 Taupiri Street
Te Kuiti 3910
Postal Address:   PO Box 38
Te Kuiti 3941
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