Omaru Falls Walk

Walking Trail
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Piopio, Waikato

Walking:
1 hr, easy difficulty

About the trail
1.7 km one way. Return via same track.
A gentle 30 min walk through bush and over farmland to the beautiful Omaru Falls. On Omaru Road, clearly signposted from SH4.


Dog friendly: No

Things to know

No dogs allowed. There is an ideal picnic spot next to the river and a small terraced waterfall. Continue up the grassy track to the falls lookout. The falls drop about 45 m and are most impressive after times of heavy rain.

Cross the stile and walk across the farm track for a few hundred metres. There is another stile to cross before the walking track enters a bush filled with ferns and young rimu.

The track follows a stream before crossing a swing bridge and back onto farmland. Follow the grassy track and orange markers. 

There is an ideal picnic spot next to the river and a small terraced waterfall. Continue up the grassy track to the falls lookout. The falls drop about 45 m and are most impressive after times of heavy rain.

Getting there

12 km south of Te Kuiti, turn left at the Taumaranui/National Park turnoff on to SH 4. 

Go down SH4 for 19 km then turn off at Omaru Road. The turnoff is located on the right-hand side of the road and is clearly signposted. The Omaru Falls car park and track entrance are 500 m down Omaru Road.

Source: Department of Conservation 

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Alan Rogers
Alan Rogers