Summary: Tawhai Falls, a filming location in the Lord of the Rings, is reached via a short walk.

The Tawhai Falls is near Whakapapa and reached by a short walk. Although only 13m high, it’s a pictuesque waterfall that plunges into a deep pool. The waterfall was the filming location of Gollum’s pool in Lord of the Rings, where Faramir and his archers watch Gollum fish.

Tawhai Falls (Whakapapa)

The walking track passes the top of the falls, where there is a lookout platform, before reaching the pool at the base.

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