Tawhai Falls, Tongariro National Park

4.6
#3 of 7 in Nature in Tongariro National 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, Tongariro National Park Edition.
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  • Visit the last day in Tongariro National Park before leaving. It is 800 metres from the road and a 15-minute walk away. It was rainy on the day, but the water was clear. You can enjoy a splendid waterfall in the immediate vicinity.
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  • We knew about the Tawhai Falls because being a huge LOTR fan I had researched some of the filming locations that were easy enough to visit! This waterfall was used for the 'Gollums pool' scenes in LOT...  more »
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