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Sutherland Falls, New Zealand

From series “Greatest Waterfalls on Earth”
Height: 580 m.

Sutherland Falls is, of course, one of the New Zealand Must See Waterfalls. It is located in the South Island outside the country and is among the world’s mightiest waterfalls. The rapid flow of water falls from a height of 580 meters. Sutherland Falls is the highest waterfall on the territory of Oceania which is not easily accessible. The way to it is rather complicated and goes through dense tropical forests. The waterfall is located on the territory of the unique natural Fiordland reserve. Walks through the reserve are very popular among active travellers and the adherents of ecotourism.

Sutherland Falls, New Zealand Sutherland Falls empties into the river Arthur, which sides are famous for the variety of vegetation and exotic inhabitants. Among the distinctive features of the beautiful waterfall the way of its formation is no less interesting. Torrents of water are the result of continuous melting of fjords. The waterfall originates from one of the mountain lakes. Like many other waterfalls, Sutherland Falls is especially beautiful and powerful in summer. Those hikers who visit the sight at this time have the opportunity to enjoy the diversity of the landscape, to see the beautiful rainbow and white clouds, which are formed next to the waterfall. Next - Waterfall Zeygalan


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Nearest airports:
 »  Queenstown Airport ZQN - in 138 km
 »  Invercargill Airport IVC - in 155 km
 »  Wanaka Airport WKA - in 186 km
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Best hotels near Sutherland Falls

Possum Lodge

Located in 50 km from Sutherland Falls
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Rooms: 7
The tour desk can book fishing trips, horse riding, guided walks and 4-wheel-drive adventures. All accommodation includes tea/coffee making … More: photo, rates and booking
Beechwood Lodge

Located in 51 km from Sutherland Falls
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Rooms: 2
All suites offer a flat-screen satellite TV, a DVD player, a movie library and an iPod docking station. Each has a kitchenette with a microwave, a … More: photo, rates and booking
Kepler Oaks Chalet

Located in 52 km from Sutherland Falls
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Rooms: 1
Te Anau Kepler Oaks Chalet is 600 metres from Lake Te Anau. It is 5 minutes' drive from central Te Anau. Guests can go horse-riding on site and enjoy … More: photo, rates and booking
Te Anau TOP 10 Holiday Park

Located in 53 km from Sutherland Falls
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Rooms: 42
Te Anau TOP 10 Holiday Park is within 5 minutes' walk of restaurants and shops. It is 20 minutes' drive from Lake Manapouri. The property is … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

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