Purakaunui Falls

Top choice waterfall in Owaka & Around

If you only see one waterfall in the Catlins, make it this magnificent cascade down three tiers of jet-black rock. It's an easy 15-minute clamber to reach the falls from the small parking area.

Purakaunui Falls are almost equidistant between Owaka and Papatowai (respectively 15km and 12km by road).