Omaru Falls walk

Track category

Walking track


1 hr return


1.7 km


Omaru Falls. Photo: Adrienne Grant.
Omaru Falls

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 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 SH4. Omaru Rd and the Omaru Falls turnoff is 19 km on the right hand side and is clearly signposted. A car park and the track entrance is about 500 m down Omaru Rd.

Plan and prepare

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Te Kuiti Office
Phone:      +64 7 878 1050
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