Dawson Falls Track

Dawson Falls Track is on the southeast side of Mt Taranaki in Egmont National Park, accessible from the car park at the top of Manaia Road. Dawson Falls refers to the DOC visitor centre at the end of the road and the nearby 16-metre waterfall.

From the car park beside the visitor centre, walk back down the southwest side leg of the loop track or Manaia Road for a few minutes. The track has the advantage of more time in the stunning mountain rainforest. From the falls, you can loop back through the forest to the visitor centre alongside Kapuni Stream, which feeds the falls. It is also possible to clamber down to the stream above the Falls and access the waterfall at the top.

From the visitor centre, you can also access the beautiful Wilkie Pools Loop and Ridge Loop tracks, including some goblin forest.

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