Trails: Lake Tarawera Outlet Campsite foot bridge – Tarawera Outlet to Falls Track – Tarawera Falls – Tarawera Falls Track (Walk) – retrace back the same way to Lake Tarawera Outlet Campsite.
Caution: No drinkable water supply at campsite! Permits ticket must be collected on the day of entering the forest roads from Kawerau Information Centre!
Car Park: Yes. Lake Tarawera Outlet Campsite with ticket, or end of Waterfall Road car park.
Public Toilet: Yes
Weather: Check Weather before you go!
For better map display, click the buttons (Full Screen, Hide/Show Photos and Back to Center) in the top right corner of the map to study the tracks we took or any other tracks.
Max elevation: 320 m
Total climbing: 198 m
Total time: 02:09:43
Note: Above is one way track.
We took a return in total time 3 hrs, Total distance: 11.9 km, Total flat distance: 11.8 km, Climbing distance: 3.5 km, Descent distance: 3.5 km, Flat distance: 4.8 km, Maximum difference: 142 m, Final balance: 0.
Difficulty Rating: 1.85 – E
The “Total Time” is my time in Jan which includes breaks for photo shooting. That day was fine and the track was good. If you slow down to average 3 km/h plus 60 min stop then the total time will be around 5 hrs.
Photos on the map.