New Zealand is known all over the world for its picturesque landscapes and its charming natural wonders. Read on to check out five gorgeous waterfalls for you to explore in New Zealand.
Rainbow Falls is located in Keri Keri on the North Island, a three hour drive away from Auckland. The 27 metre single drop waterfall is named Waianiwaniwa in Māori, which translates to Waters of the Rainbow.
Kitekite Falls is a three-tiered waterfall found near Auckland Centennial Park that has a drop of 40 metres. However, looking from the top of the waterfall, the drop appears almost double that due to the white water running over the rocks into a small pool, which falls into a larger pool then a small pool again before rushing to an almost vertical descent.
Sutherland Falls is one of New Zealand’s tallest waterfalls, measuring up at 580 metres tall. Located in the South Island, you can find this beautiful waterfall in Milford Sound. Milford Sound is roughly a three hour drive from Queenstown and is one of the world’s top travel destinations, boasting the most stunning views in New Zealand.
Wairere Falls is the highest waterfall in New Zealand’s North Island. The drop is 153 metres in two steps over the Kaimai mountain range and stands between two towns, Te Aroha and Matamata. Matamata gained fame after being used as the location for Hobbiton in the Lord Of The Rings films.
Bridal Veil Falls
Bridal Veil Falls is a 55 metre plunge waterfall.situated along the Pakako River in Waikato in the country’s North Island which can be reached through the Wairēinga Scenic Reserve. As time has passed, the waterfall has created a large pool to form at its base. However, the pool is not safe enough for swimming.
Heading to New Zealand? Why not check out one of these natural wonders near Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington?
Do you know of some great waterfalls in New Zealand? Have you visited any of the ones I’ve mentioned above? I’d love to hear all about them so contact me!