Mangawhero Falls, Tongariro National Park

4.3
#6 of 7 in Nature in Tongariro National Park
Mangawhero Falls is located in Tongariro National Park. Plan to visit Mangawhero Falls and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tongariro National Park attractions using our Tongariro National Park travel route site .
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  • This is about 1.5 hours return walk on an excellently maintained pathway. The falls were a bit low on water at this time of year but in full flow would be very attractive. The wooden walkway over the ...  more »
  • This is reached by a drive up the Ohakune mountain road toward Ruapehu, and is high up the mountain (but not to the snowline on my visit). Very busy with downward bound traffic late in the day so be c...  more »
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  • A stunning view! Mangawhero Falls is simply amazing. The site is quite small, but the beauty it contains is amazing. I personally visited the place to see a filming location for Lord of the Rings, and I was not let down! The place looks exactly like in the movies! You can easily match shots and recognize the place where they filmed gollum back in 1999/2000. Parking is done right by the falls, and there is a small 300m path you can follow that let's you get a view from the other side of the waterfall.
  • Very picturesque falls with a stunning pond at the bottom and one of the locations of Lord of the Rings where Gollum is caught by the Rangers fishing. The river where Smeagol found the Ring is nearby. It is a short walk from the road and very well worth stopping to do so.
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