Wainui Falls Walk

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Enjoy easy walking through amazing native bush on your way to the beautiful Wainui Falls.

It’s a very good 1.8km track that will take you around 2 hrs 30 mins on a round trip. The track crosses farmland with a long suspension swing bridge to walk across. The road out to Wainui Falls also takes you to Abel Tasman National Park.

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Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson Region, South Island NZ
  • Distance: 3.4 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: June 2021

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Points of interest along the walk​

Point 1: Wainui Falls Carpark

The drive out to Wainui Falls from Pohara beach is very pleasant. Just before the Abel Tasman monument you will have to drive through a spectacular rock archway. Park on the Abel Tasman Drive Road, not on the farmers track.

Point 2: On the way to 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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We’ve partnered with Macpac outdoor walking & hiking gear to bring you the very best products designed exclusively for our New Zealand climate. They’ll ship for FREE within NZ on orders over $100 (if under $100 it’s only $5). Worldwide international shipping is available except to the USA. Bulky orders will be $20.

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