Monday, August 8, 2011

The 11 Most Beautiful Waterfalls of New Zealand

New Zealand is a country located in the Southern Hemisphere. It is known for its million sheep where there are more of them than the population of the country.

1.) Sutherland Falls

Sutherland Falls is located near the famous Milford Sound in the South Island. It is one of the tallest waterfalls in the country with a stunning height of almost 2,000 ft or 580 meters.

2.) Humboldt Falls

Humboldt Falls is located in the Hollyford Valley in the Fjordland district of New Zealand. This wonderful waterfall is 275 meters in height with three drops; the largest of the three drops is 134 meters high.

3.) Mount Damper Falls

Mount Damper Falls is located on the North Island. This 78 meters high waterfall in the Stratford District is often regarded as the tallest in the island but it is not.

4.) Bridal Veil Falls

New Zealand’s Bridal Veil Falls is knwn in the Maori language as Waireinga. This plunge waterfall is located along the Pakoka River in the Waikato area. This astounding waterfall is 55 meters in height.

5.) Wairere Falls

Wairere Falls is the highest waterfall in North Island with a height of 153 meters with two steps. A viewing platform was built near the waterfall for tourists.

6.) Rainbow Falls

The Maori name of the Rainbow Falls is Waianiwaniwa which means Waters of the Rainbow. This single drop waterfall is located on the Kerikeri River.

7.) Mokau Falls

Mokau Falls is a beautiful cascade located at the head of Mokau Inlet in Lake Waikaremoana.

8.) Owharoa Falls

Owharoa Falls is a fascinating staircase waterfall in the country. It is located near State Highway 2 from Paeroa to Wahi on Waitawaheta Road.

9.) Tarawera Falls

Tarawera Falls on the Tarawera River is located in the Bay of Plenty region of North Island. This 35 meters high waterfall flows out of Lake Tarawera.

10.) Aniwaniwa Falls

The Aniwaniwa Falls is known in English as Rainbow Falls. These two-drop waterfalls are located at northeastern Lake Waikaremoana in New Zealand.

11.) Purakaunui Falls

The Purakaunui Falls are cascading multi-tiered waterfalls that lie on the Purakaunui River in the Catlins in South Island. This iconic image for southeastern New Zealand is 20 meters in height.

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