Summary: An impressive and tall waterfall in New Zealand's Fjiordland, Earland Falls is located along the Routeburn Track. It can also be reached via a daywalk from The Divide.

Regarded as one of “New Zealand’s Must See Waterfalls”, Earland Falls plunges over a steep cliff along the Routeburn Track, on New Zealand’s South Island. It’s formed by an unnamed creek, which originates from Lake Roberts.

IMG 9060 LR Earland Falls

The waterfall is 174m high, making one of the top ten waterfalls by height in New Zealand.

Earland Falls

Getting to Earland Falls

If you’re doing the Routeburn Track, you’ll walk past the waterfall and across the creek – if there’s been heavy rain a detour trail provides safe access over the creek via a bridge. It’s a 13.5km return walk from The Divide, which is past the Lake Howden Hut, if you just want to visit the waterfall. It’s about an hour’s drive from Te Anau, on the way to Milford Sound.

The falls can be seen from the Routeburn from some distance away from the northern side.

IMG 9072 LR Earland Falls

Featured Guides

A list of hiking guidebooks I've researched, purchased and used. Each is rated based on it's overall value.
Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to Hiking the World, and receive notifications of new posts by email. (A hike is added every 1-2 weeks, on average.)

Join 981 other subscribers

0 Comments

Leave a Reply