Purakaunui Falls, Southland Region, New Zealand
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New Zealand Purakaunui Falls, Southland Region

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The Purakaunui Falls are a cascading three-tiered waterfall on the Purakaunui River, in The Catlins of the southern South Island of New Zealand. As one of very few South Island waterfalls away from the alpine region, it has long been a popular destination and the most photographed New Zealand Waterfall.

Photography Tips

Wide-angle lenses are a must, with a tripod if you prefer to capture the silky effect on the waterfalls. Midday might not be appropriate to photograph this location since you might get harsh shadows, preferable on an overcast day. The best time to visit this spot is after heavy rainfall.

Travel Information

By car definitely, driving towards the the South East of the South Island, you might find some unsealed roads which are very common in this part of NZ.
Crowd Factor Just a few people
Best Timing Daytime during summer
Sunrise & Sunset 08:18 - 17:02 | current local time: 03:06
Photo Themes waterfalls
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