Mangatini Falls ,Buller District ,New Zealand


Address -: Mangatini Falls ,Westport /Karamea, West Coast, Buller District ,New Zealand
Mangatini Falls is 25 m fall.Mangatini Falls is part of the Charming Creek Walkway, which lies between Ngakawau in the south and Seddonville in the north on the South Island of New Zealand.
Mangatini Falls is roughly a 25-minutes’ drive away from Westport, or 2-hours from Greymouth. The road surface is always sealed.
If you drive from Westport, travel north-east on the SH67 for 32km until you reach Ngakawau. In the village, turn right into Tyler Rd (has a sign ‘Charming Creek Walkway’) just before a bridge over the Ngakawau River. Follow the road for 450m until you reach the official car park. There are no facilities there (no toilets).
From the parking follow a well-signposted and well-maintained walking track. The track is an old railway and follows the Ngakawau River. The first part of the walk is very easy. In 20-30 minutes you reach the first tunnel, then the track becomes narrow. It doesn’t have any significant uphill/downhill sections, but instead has a couple of tunnels, a few waterfalls (can disappear in dry weather) and stunning views of the river. In 40-50 minutes you will reach a first significant waterfall, many people think it’s Mangatini and return. Do not make this mistake, continue on to the track for 5 more minutes until you reach a suspension bridge. The first appearance of Mangatini waterfall is from this bridge. Cross the river, and in 1 minute you’ll reach the official lookout platform (just before a tunnel entrance).
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