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