New Zealand is an island country in the South Pacific Ocean located about 2,000 km (1,300 mi) southeast of Australia. The island-nation consists of some smaller islands and two main islands, the North Island (Te-Ika-a-Maui) and the South Island (Te Wai Pounamu), which are separated by the Cook Strait.
One of the beautiful things in this country that will strike you as a first-timer in New Zealand is their beautiful waterfalls. These waterfalls are unarguably one of the picturesque you could find anywhere in the world. In this write-up, we explore some of the trickling wonders to gushing beauties of waterfalls that New Zealand has to visit.
Let’s now introduce you to five of the beautiful waterfalls in New Zealand.
1. Huka Falls
3. Owharoa Falls
Owharoa Falls was nestled within the Karangahake Gorge, which was known for old gold mining sites as well as the nature of the gorge itself. The staircase-like Owahroa Falls is roughly a 2-hour drive away from Aukland and consists of three waterfalls that plunge into a scenic swimming spot.
4. McLean Falls
The McLean Falls is part of the Tautuku River in Catlins Conservation Park. The path leading to this beautiful destination is surrounded by many types of shrubs and plants. This waterfall tumbles into a deep gorge after descending over numerous steep terraces.
5. Tawhai Falls
This waterfall is located in Tongariro National Park that emits the kind of beauty that will astound your mind. The Tawhai Falls is always that perfect spot to catch the morning sun sparkling in the blue waters.