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Bridal Veil waterfalls attraction and photo hot spot

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Waikato, North Island

Wairēinga Bridal Veil Falls, waterfall attraction

Bridal Veil Falls is a stunning single sheer sparkling drop of water. The walk is very popular with excellent signage describing flora and fauna. Charge up the mobile for Bridal Veil Falls is a superb photo location.

High Jungle Waterfall in Lush Rain Forest near Raglan, Bridal Veil Falls, New Zealand
High Jungle Waterfall in Lush Rain Forest near Raglan, Bridal Veil Falls, New Zealand

The falls is a popular instagram location due to the proximity visitors have to the dazzling display of water. The contrast between the deep emerald bush setting, the misting water and the rock faces is definitely worth the visit for dedicated waterfall fans.

There is roadside parking; in the summer months that can be full. For visitors parking on the roadside verges take care walking towards the scenic reserve. The falls walk involves several hundred steps which are humorously marked, encouraging visitors to go further. Along the walk are several resting places with views and seating.

The Falls often have an updraft of wind that creates a swirling mist that floats before sinking into the pool below. Nearby there are mountain bike trails into the Pirongia Forest Park.

The two viewing platforms at the top of the falls provide spectacular views of the falls and surrounding countryside. From here, the track descends steeply down stairs to a midway viewpoint.  If the steps are too much the first viewing platform will not disappoint viewers,  there is seating at each platform. The steps have encouraging signage informing the walker of how many steps have been taken and how many to go.

Bridal Veil Waterfall in Waikato New Zealand
Bridal Veil Waterfall in Waikato New Zealand
Bridal veils fall, NZ
Bridal veils fall, NZ

How long is the Bridal Veil falls, Raglan, walk?

The Bridal Veil Falls walk,1.5 km return, there are numerous steps. The first lookout is located at the base of the falls. Allow 10 minutes return. The upper lookout views are the falls dropping from the cliff face. Reasonable fitness is required for the upper lookout.

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Where is the best place to stay if you want to visit the Bridal Veil falls?

The best place to stay if you want to visit the Bridal Veil Falls is Raglan, a seaside visitor hot spot for surfers and art & craft fans alike.



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Be tempted and explore the remote coastline beyond Manu Bay. Find Aotea Bay with its stunning stained rocky reefs and massive black sand dunes opposite  along the narrow winding unsealed gravel Whaanga Coast Road. Head south to Ruapuke between Mount Karioi and Ruapuke and Aotea Beaches beyond. Check out what lies beyond on a Raglan day trips to Kawhia and Aotea Harbours inland route – Best Bits.


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