Time: 2 hr return
Distance: 6 km loop
Begins 100 metres below Whakapapa Visitor Centre at Ngauruhoe Place.
The upper and lower tracks form a loop with the waterfall situated around the half-way point. Tumbling 20 metres over the edge of a large lava flow, which erupted from Ruapehu 15,000 years ago, Taranaki Falls plunge into a boulder-ringed pool. From below the falls there are spectacular views into the water-worn gorges of the Wairere Stream.