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Tangoio Falls

State Highway 2, Hastings District, Hawkes Bay

A stunning 3-tiered waterfall in the heart of Tangoio Forest, just 20 minutes from Napier.

Tangoio Falls is absolutely gorgeous, and is particularly spectacular after rain.

Starting from the swing bridge at the carpark, the falls is a 50 minute retuirn walk which follows the stream. Tangoio Falls and Te Ana Falls are both accessed from the same starting point. They share the first 10 minutes then head in different directions. From the tracks junction uphill walking leads you to the waterfall's viewing platform. The track can be muddy and slippery - so take care! The base of the waterfall is officially inaccessible.

Return via the same track. Don't forget to walk a side track to Te Ana Falls (definitely worth it!) - it will take just 5 minutes from the track junction to reach the falls.

Getting there

From Napier, travel north on the SH2 for 25 km. A large car park is on your right and well signposted. There are picnic tables available (no toilets).

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Tangoio Falls Track (southbound) and viewing platform CLOSED

Tangoio Falls Track from White Pine Bush Carpark heading south to the lookout is closed due to a slip. Fallen trees and other track damage has made the track unsafe.

The track from Tangoio Carpark, approximately 800 m heading north, remains open.

The viewing platform at Tangoio Falls is closed due to a slip beside it. Do not use this structure. DOC is looking into the nature of this slip and how to enable safe viewing of the falls.

First published on 29 March 2022. Last reviewed on 13 April 2022.

For more information see the DOC website.