Wainui Waterfall

In the Abel Tasman National park area you will find beautiful Wainui Bay and Wainui waterfall, the largest and most accessible falls in Golden Bay.

The track crosses farmland for a short distance, then a walk through a forest of nīkau palms, rātā trees and ferns. The short one hour walk is shaded by overhanging nikau palms, enjoy the lush native surrounds and bird life. The track climbs rapidly alongside spectacular granite boulders, following the Wainui River. Shortly after crossing the swing bridge, you will hear the sound of the falls as they cascade 20 metres down granite bedrock into the deep blue pools below. A rocky ledge that encircles the falls serves as a spectacular viewing platform and photography spot.

This is an easy walking track with a great suspension bridge and beautiful bush, palms and ferns. The 3.4 km track takes approx. 1hr. Return to the Wainui Bay car park on the same track.

How to get there: The Wainui Falls track begins at the Wainui Bay carpark, turning right off Abel Tasman Drive between Tata Beach and Totaranui.

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