Summary: Ohakune Mountain Falls is small but picturesque waterfall along the Mangawhero River, which can be seen from the Waitonga Falls Track.

This waterfall doesn’t have an official name… it’s not even marked on the NZ topographic map, but has beed referred to as the Ohakune Mountain Falls or Lower Mangawhero Falls. The small but picturesque waterfall is on the Mangawhero River, below the Mangawhero Falls. It can be seen a short distance down the Waitonga Falls Track.

Mangawhero Lower Falls

The waterfall can also be seen from the bridge that crosses the Mangawhero River at the very start of the Waitonga Falls Track.

Mangawhero Lower Falls

Getting to Ohakune Mountain Falls

The easiest way to get to the waterfall is via the Waitonga Falls Track, which is about a 15min drive from Ohakune Village or 50min National Park Village (on the sealed Okahune Mountain Road). The track is about 4km return. There’s no track to the base of the falls, but you can follow the river upstream from the bridge.

The multi-day Ruapehu Round the Mountain Track also passes the waterfall.

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