Campervan Adventures: Visiting the Top Waterfalls in New Zealand

New Zealand is indeed a very tempting place to go with your campervan. A day or two is not enough to explore New Zealand’s stunning sceneries during your campervan tour. If you would ever visit New Zealand, try heading for New Zealand’s top waterfalls. For a change, don’t limit your campervan tour in finding rivers and beaches. Make sure you are able to find waterfalls. Here are some of New Zealand’s regions with beautiful waterfalls.

Sutherland Falls

The Sutherland Falls is located within the remote area of New Zealand’s South Island. It is within the bounds of the Fiordland National Park which is also considered as a World Heritage Area. Sutherland Falls is one of New Zealand’s tallest waterfalls. It measures about 580 metres tall or 1,904 feet.

To reach your destination, you need to leave your campervan and travel on foot by going through the Milford Track. Power hikers can reach the Sutherland Falls within a day, but for new hikers, it is advised to have an overnight stay in Milford’s villas. Since you are entering a World Heritage Area, expect to see pristine mountains and spectacular lakes while on your way.

Devils Punchbowl Falls

Devils Punchbowl Falls is another waterfall you can spot in the South Island. It is located in the Canterbury region of New Zealand. It measures about 131 metres, and it is considered as the tallest fall of Arthur’s Pass National Park. The Arthur’s National Park is New Zealand’s third national park, and is located in the heart of the Southern Alps.

Getting there is easy, but it also requires you to travel on foot. You may park your campervan at the northern end of the Arthur’s Pass and get yourself hiking. Reaching the Devils Punchbowl Falls will require you to do a little climbing in a zigzag path. Compared to Sutherland Falls, you can reach the waterfalls in just a matter of few hours.

Marokopa Falls

Another top waterfall of New Zealand you shouldn’t miss is the Marokopa Falls. It is located in the Waitomo region of New Zealand. The falls measure about 30 metres. It is a beautiful, wide and symmetric waterfall that always captivates its visitors. The Marokopa Falls is also near the famous Waitomo Caves.

From the car park, you can easily access the Marokopa Falls. Along your trail, you can enjoy the scenic views which include the plants, trees and wild animals. It’s only a short walk, and you can indulge yourself watching the scenic route while you are heading towards the Marokopa Falls.

New Zealand is a home of hundreds of waterfalls. If you have the time to travel and seek all of its stunning waterfalls, you will definitely have a blast.

Jack Kent

About Jack Kent

Jack Kent loves the outdoors and nothing is more enjoyable than driving his Britz campervan around the North and South islands of New Zealand. When Jack isn't driving his motorhome around, he is drinking beers with his mates, mountain biking through country New Zealand and blogging about what New Zealand has to offer.

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