Waihi Falls

Waihi Falls seemed to be a relatively little known waterfall and perhaps the southernmost of the North Island waterfalls that we had visited. In fact, this waterfall was so obscure that even a DOC…

Wainui Falls

Wainui Falls was perhaps the most accessible waterfall that we were aware of in the Tasman Region. It was for this reason that we targeted this waterfall for a visit while we were staying…

Ohau Falls

Ohau Falls was a thin but pretty waterfall that turned out to be quite the popular spot when we made a visit here in early January 2010. We had been told that New Zealand fur seals would sometimes…

Maruia Falls

Maruia Falls was one of the few wide river waterfalls that we were able to experience somewhat closely from its bottom. The other waterfall that came to mind in this category was Raukawa Falls…

Mangatini Falls

Mangatini Falls was definitely our favourite waterfall of the ones that we didn’t get to see on our first trip to New Zealand in 2004 but we were able to see on our second go in 2009-2010. While…

Fox Glacier Waterfalls

The Fox Glacier Waterfalls were the series of waterfalls that Julie and I encountered when we finally had a chance to visit this glacial counterpart to the more famous Franz Josef Glacier in…

Hidden Falls

Hidden Falls was a waterfall that I really was torn about visiting because I knew that it was pretty far into the Hollyford Track (at least far enough to make me question whether we should do it…

Wakefield Falls

Wakefield Falls was perhaps the most prominent of all the named waterfalls that we were aware of in the vicinity of the great Mt Cook (Aoraki was its Maori name). Indeed, this waterfall…

Acland Falls

Acland Falls was the first of three waterfalls that Julie and I visited in the peaceful and ancient Peel Forest (Tarahaoa). Perhaps the main reason why Julie and I found so much peace in this…

Emily Falls

Emily Falls was another of the three main waterfalls that we knew were resident in the Peel Forest. This particular waterfall required a little bit more work to reach than Acland Falls, which we…

Ryde Falls

Ryde Falls was probably the closest waterfall to Christchurch that Julie and I encountered though even then it still required about a 90-minute drive from the South Island’s largest city. So it was…

Barron Falls

Barron Falls was once a mighty 131m waterfall descending from the Atherton Tablelands towards the Barron Gorge and lowlands near Cairns. These days most of the falls was diverted for hydro…

Stoney Creek Falls

Stoney Creek Falls was a waterfall that we were under the impression was only viewable while riding the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Based on this assumption, that was the primary reason why Julie and…

Blencoe Falls

Blencoe Falls was a waterfall that Julie and I went on a bit of an adventure to visit. Even though it shared Girringun National Park (also known as Lumholtz National Park) with Wallaman Falls,…

Dinner Falls

Dinner Falls seemed to Julie and I to be a series of three main waterfalls on the Upper Barron River, each with their own distinctive character and shape. Some of these shapes were pretty unusual…

Pepina Falls

Pepina Falls (I’ve also seen it referred to as Papina Falls) was one of the more obscure waterfalls in the Atherton Tablelands area east of Ravenshoe (that’s “ravens hoe” not “raven shoe”). Julie…

Souita Falls

Souita Falls was another one of the more obscure waterfalls in the Atherton Tablelands area. This was probably due to the fact that it was situated in a quieter part of the Atherton Tablelands…

Millaa Millaa Falls

In our minds, Millaa Millaa Falls was the most beautiful and iconic waterfall of the waterfall-laden Atherton Tablelands region. What the falls had going for it was a lush rainforest setting…

Millstream Falls

Julie and I anticipated a visit to Millstream Falls largely because of the pre-trip notoriety as it was proclaimed to be Australia’s widest single-drop waterfall. And after seeing this waterfall…

Little Millstream Falls

Little Millstream Falls seemed to us to be a convergence of a handful of cascading waterfalls. I noticed at least a trio of segmented cascades during our visit in May 2008. I’m sure depending…