Formed by cold water springs at the head of the Mangatepopo Valley, the Soda Springs Falls stand out against the otherwise fairly barren, volcanic landscape. The mineral-rich water from the falls creates a small oasis of green vegetation, including lush yellow mountain buttercups and white foxgloves in summer.
Getting to Soda Springs Falls
The cascade can be seen in the distance from the Mangatepopo Track, which forms part of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Tongariro Northern Circuit. A short ten-minute walk takes you to the base of the falls.
- DOC – Soda Spring Walk