Purakanui Falls (Map reference No 18)

The road to the falls is well signposted from the southern end of the Catlins River bridge. There is a carpark, toilets and picnic area.

The Purakaunui Falls is one of Otago's iconic, most-photographed sights. The track through mature beech forest, and then beech and podocarp, is suitable for wheelchair users to the top viewing platform. From there the track descends to give the view of the three-tiered falls that's often seen on calendars and postcards.

 

 

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The Catlins New Zealand

There is so much to see and do in this amazing area of New Zealand's South Island. Whether you are a hiking enthusiastic or a weekend stroller, the many attractions offer an incredible diversity of flora, fauna and scenery.

contact details

Ph 03 415 8338

Rewcastle Rd,
The Catlins,
New Zealand

On the Southern Scenic Route