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Devil's Punchbowl Waterfall

TRACK GRADE: Walking Track

WALKING TIME: 1 Hour Return

FEATURES: Beech Forest, Waterfall, Native Birds

NOTE: In heavy rain the first creek after leaving the car-park can flood, it is unbridged. Only cross this creek if it is safe to do so!

ROUTE GUIDE: Arthur's Pass Walks Brochure (PDF 3.7Mb)

LOCATION: Turn onto Punchbowl Road, at West Coast end of Village, 500m from the Visitor Centre. At the end of this short gravel road is a car-park, and a signpost here points the way.

MAP: Click Here to open PDF File (660Kb).

This spectacular waterfall (131m) can be seen from the main road but a walk to the base of the waterfall is well worth doing in any weather.

The track crosses the Bealey River and Punchbowl creek with the aid of two footbridges before zigzagging up steps (240 of them) through mountain beech forest to a viewing area just below the falls.

Return the same way.

Devil's Punchbowl Waterfall
Devil's Punchbowl Waterfall Devil's Punchbowl Waterfall

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