Waipohatu Waterfalls loop (H7)

Waipohatu Waterfalls loop track, Catlins New Zealand.

GPS: -46.618390° 169.012422°

Track recieves upgrades in 2009: http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/waipohatu-track-receives-makeover/5/32130

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Fortrose to Curio Bay overview

Fortrose to Curio Bay overview

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Waipohatu area map near Slope Point.

Waipohatu area map near Slope Point.

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Road pointer sign for Waipohatu, near Slope Point junction.

Road pointer sign for Waipohatu, near Slope Point junction.

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Carpark map for the Waipohatu loop track.

Carpark map for the Waipohatu loop track.

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Waipohatu loop track carpark, near Curio Bay and Slope Point.

Waipohatu loop track carpark, near Curio Bay and Slope Point.

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Logging engine on display but kinda hidden at the Waipohatu carpark.

Logging engine on display but kinda hidden at the Waipohatu carpark.

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Track signage at Waiopohatu.

Track signage at Waiopohatu.

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Waipohatu track bridge.

Waipohatu track bridge.

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Waipohatu track meandering along the stream.

Waipohatu track meandering along the stream.

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Bridge over the tannin-stained stream.

Bridge over the tannin-stained stream.

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The signed junction to go see the two Waiopohatu waterfalls.

The signed junction to go see the two Waiopohatu waterfalls.

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Upper Waipohatu Falls. Pouriwai Falls.

Upper Waipohatu Falls. Pouriwai Falls.

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The lower of the two Waipohatu waterfalls. Punehu Falls.

The lower of the two Waipohatu waterfalls. Punehu Falls.

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Vertical crop of lower Waipohatu Falls. Punehu Falls.

Vertical crop of lower Waipohatu Falls. Punehu Falls.

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Waipohatu track steps and DoC markers.

Waipohatu track steps and DoC markers.

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A tree along the Waipohatu track with a burl acting as a plant pot.

A tree along the Waipohatu track with a burl acting as a plant pot.

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3 Responses to “Waipohatu Waterfalls loop (H7)”

  1. ajkeizer2015 Says:

    In December 2014 the trail, especially the part after the waterfalls, was quite muddy and not in very good condition any more. At the moment it might be easier to return the same way.

  2. Nathan Says:

    I hiked the trail in Nov 2015. The trail is an absolute mess. We kept going on towards the waterfalls hoping it would get better, but it didn’t. Fallen trees, mud, rotted wood. It was hard to enjoy the waterfalls because we had the return hike to look forward to. I visited many locations on the island solely on this book’s recommendation, but this was the only one that really disappointed me.

    Save yourself, and spend more time at one of the books other recommended spots instead 😉

  3. Chris Smith Says:

    We walked this track on 27/3/16 and loved it, despite the challenging conditions. It was very muddy and wet, but no real problem for experienced trampers.
    In the early stages, there were large numbers of birds, including one I’d never heard before. At the higher falls, it was easy enough to edge across the rocks before jumping the stream for photo opportunities. Getting back across was more problematical. With water shoes, we could have just waded across the knee to thigh deep water. After much discussion, we opted to cross via the mossy island, which worked quite well.

    Parts of the access road, the so-called Catlins Heritage Trail were overdue for grading and the jaw-clenching corrugation was definitely not fun.

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