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Tupapakurua Falls

Journey through the heart of nature with the Tuapakurua Falls Walk, an immersive 4 to 5-hour return adventure that begins at Fishers Road, National Park Village.

The Tuapakurua Falls walks is 4 hr – 5 hr return via the same track beginning at Fishers Road, National Park Village. The first hour from National Park Village is along a four-wheel-drive track before entering the Erua Forest and reaching the Taranaki Lookout. Delve further into the forest where you’ll face a few climbs and small stream crossings to the Tupapakurua Falls lookout. A really beautiful hike, and peaceful walk through the stunning native bush. The perfect walk to take time out and reconnect.

  1. What to take:
  • Ensure you have sturdy and comfortable shoes or boots.
  • Pack water and wind-proof clothing to stay protected in changing weather conditions.
  • Layer up with warm materials like wool or polypropylene.
  • Carry an ample supply of food and beverages for sustenance.
  • Don't forget sunglasses and sunscreen to shield yourself from the elements.
  • Keep a first aid kit handy for any unforeseen situations.
  1. Know before you go:


  • Acknowledge the alpine environment of the trail, where weather changes swiftly. Ensure your attire is suitable for unpredictable conditions.
  • Inform someone about your destination and expected return time.
  • Be aware of your capabilities, considering factors such as altitude, climbing, and heat that may intensify the difficulty of the hike.

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