Mangawhero Falls

Ohakune Mountain Rd, Tongariro National Park


The track begins from a carpark on the Ohakune Mountain Road, 13 kilometres up from the rail bridge.

This short walk provides excellent views of a beautiful waterfall close to the road.

Here, not far below bushline, the beech forest is stunted because of the rugged climate. Spectacular icicles form around the falls in winter.

Getting there

Located on State Highway 49 in central North Island, Ohakune is the southern gateway for Tongariro National Park.

Know before you go

The weather in Tongariro National Park is very changeable. Make sure you have plenty of warm and waterproof clothing, and have enough food and water with you.