Tawhai Falls, Tongariro National Park

#3 of 7 in Nature in Tongariro National Park
Waterfall · Nature / Park
Located within a national park, Tawhai Falls drop over the edge of a 13 meter (43 ft) cliff. The falls can be reached via an easy trail that leads from the small parking lot and through a forest of beech and mountain celery pine. The steps near the end of the trail make it inaccessible to wheelchairs. Fans of "The Lord of the Rings" will be delighted to discover this was one of the movie's filming locations. Tawhai Falls is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
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  • Just off the highway, has a small carpark. Very short walk (20 minutes return) to a lovely 13 m waterfall, used in LOTR films (Gollums pool). Well worth a look and can climb over rocks to get a...  more »
  • A gentle walk through light bush to a pleasant spot. A nice way to fill in 20-minutes on a day when the weather is changeable and you don't want to stray too far from the car.  more »

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