New Zealand's mountainous terrain has created many stunning waterfalls. Locals and tourists alike seem to be drawn to these magical vistas.
The galleries below give a glimpse of some of the stunning waterfalls to be found throughout New Zealand's hinterland.
Whispering Falls, Aniseed Valley, Tasman
These falls are a short 20 min drive from Richmond to a carpark in the Aniseed Valley. The area is popular in the summer as there is a large swimming pond in the river beside the carpark. A relatively easy 3 km walk beside the river takes you up to the falls. There are two falls, a smaller one accessed initially and then the main falls are accessed via a track up through the native bush.
This 360-degree panorama shows the main falls.
The Wainui Falls are a half-hour walk up through native bush beside the Wainui River. The falls are accessed from a carpark located in Wanui Inlet just off Abel Tasman Drive in Golden Bay. It will take approximately 2 hours to drive from Nelson to the carpark for the falls. The drive involves going over the Takaka Hill road, which is a steep and winding road.
The Whiskey Falls are located close to the southern end of Lake Rotoiti. They are accessed either by a 5-hour return walk along the Lake Rotoiti circuit track, starting at a carpark on the Mount Robert road (and returning the same way), or by water taxi across the lake followed by a 10 minute walk up to the falls.
The falls drop roughly 40 m from the side of Mount Robert. They are named after an illicit whiskey still that was found there in the 1880's.