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Wainui Falls Walk

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Yes, this road out to Wainui Falls also takes you out to Able Tasman national park.

Quick Facts

        • Location: South Island NZ
        • Distance: 1.80 km
        • Time needed: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
        • Difficulty: Easy
        • Wheelchair Access: No
        • Route: Double back
        • Elevation: 90m
        • Wet Feet: No
        • Toilets: No
        • Dogs: No
        • Mobile Coverage: No
        • Last Updated: November, 2019
  • Track Highlights

    Unknown

  • Track Quality

    very good track but there is one long swing bridge to walk across.

  • Hazards

    On one section of the track there is a steep drop down in to the Wainui river

  • Transport

    Unknown

  • Water

    Only out of the Wainui river

  • Driving Instructions

    Before you drive into the town of Takaka, turn to the right and on to Motupipi St.
    At 1.1Km turn right on to Able Tasman Drive, yes the same road that takes you out to the famous Able Tasman national park, follow the road out to Pohara beach 8.6 Km
    Keep following the coast past the Able Tasman monument and in to ligar Bay, 12.5 Km then Tata bay, 13.9 km
    Drive up the hill and on around to Takapou Bay. 17.2 Km
    At 19.5 Km drive over the Wainui river bridge, slow down, 380 Mt in front of you is your turn off to the right, look for the sign Wainui falls
    The car park is only 350 Mt down the dirt road.

  • Shops or Restaurants nearby

    20 Km for Takaka

  • Area & Track History

    Unknown

  • Best Things To Do near this walk

  • Map location of Wainui Falls Walk

    Map of walk

Points of interest along the walk

In the map above, if you zoom in on the walk, you’ll see all the following track points and their location. Each point has photos along with a description about each one.

Point 1: Wainui Falls Carpark

The drive out to the falls from Pohara beach is very pleasant. Just be for the able Tasman monument you will have to drive through a spectacular rock arch way.
Park on the Able Tasman Drive Road not on the farmers track.

Point 2: Wainui Falls

From the Wainui Falls car park, walk down the farm track, there are two small creeks to hop across.
The main track turns off to the right just after the second creek.
Once you are in the bush, it is easy going, the track might be a little greasy after a day of rain.
There is a section of track that has a steep drop off down into the creek, the hand rail will give you some added safety.
Once across the swing bridge, the track is not so interesting until the falls come in to view.
As you can see it is very rocky around the falls, what a great waterhole for a swim on a very hot day.

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Wainui Falls Road, Tata Beach 7183, New Zealand

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