New Zealand is a land of many spectacular natural bounties including some of the most stunning waterfalls in the world. Nature lovers visiting New Zealand can ill afford to miss out on these top five waterfalls.
With a dramatic backdrop, Huka Falls roll down a height of 11 metres and drop around 220,000 litres of water per second. It is a set of waterfalls on the Waikato River draining Lake Taupo in the country. Visitors can admire the beauty of the falls from the walking tracks situated along the river. Taupo Bungy site and a natural hot stream are some beautiful sights you’ll come across while walking. You can also take Huka Falls River Cruise to admire the beauty of the falls from the river.
Situated close to Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park, Sutherland Falls are renowned as the most gorgeous waterfall in New Zealand. Visitors will have to take a walk along the Milford Track to reach this gorgeous 580 metre high fall. The walk is counted among the finest nature walks in the world. It is a vertical three-tiered fall taking a trip down the hills and offering wonderful hiking, trekking and kayaking opportunities. A helicopter ride over the falls is also available and undoubtedly promises an unforgettable experience.
Devils Punchbowl Falls
One of the popular waterfalls in South Island, Devils Punchbowl Falls is located in the heart of Arthur’s Pass National Park. It is an ideal tourist attraction for families holidaying in Southern Alps where they can enjoy a walk on a track offering sweeping views of Bealey River and various other parts of the national park. The sound of Fresh Mountain water falling 131m down with full force is a treat to the senses. It is considered one of the best short nature walks in the country.
One of the most famous waterfalls in the Waitakere Ranges, the Kitekite Falls is a picturesque three-tiered waterfall near Auckland in New Zealand. Also known as Kitakita Falls, it is a perfect place for those who seek a quiet and peaceful experience amidst the beauty of the nature. Visitors heading to the falls often take a walk on the track along the Glenesk Stream which is an interesting activity. There is also a beach called Piha Beach situated close to the falls where thrill seekers can enjoy various water sports activities.
The most photographed fall in Catlins Forest Park, Purakaunui Fall is one of the best natural treasures situated to the southwest of the small town of Owaka. This three-tiered waterfall lies in a small reserve of mixed podocarp and beech forest, a ten minute walk from the car park. Included in the country’s must-see waterfalls, the place is a hit with families and group of friends. Catlins River Track is an interesting activity to take up when you are here. You will also get to discover Jack’s Blue Hole, a spectacular blowhole in Tunnel Rocks Scenic Reserve while hiking up to the falls.