It's scary where some trails lead but be brave. not all trails finish at dead ends, some lead you to quiet hidden gems. just remember that your trail doesn't end here, your story has just begun!
welcome to a little gem on the north island of new zealand! this amazing waterfall is off the beaten track and has been closed to the public due to its treacherous hike down where they numerous injuries a few deaths from falls. it's now closed to the public but if you're lucky to talk to a few locals they can share the path down.
you have to climb over a few medal fences descending vertically down a cliff through the forest and down some exposed cliff faces and down trees. this isn't your typically waterfall hike, wear some decent shoes because you'll need the traction.
if you make it to the bottom, you will be greeted by this lush green opening from the bushland with views of the falls and a hollowed out natural cave. it's a beautiful sight for sure, a beautiful place for a dip and be sure to get a waterfall massage while you're there!
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Hillsides at the omanawa falls have been subject to geotechnical testing after some minor rockfalls. specialist engineers were involved in testing the rock areas where people have been going. it turns out that whole sections of the hillside above the track are unstable and could move or collapse at any moment. this could occur in any weather. there is a project yet to occur which may deal with this but until then the whole park is closed. #saveomanawafalls #omanawafalls #omanawa
Search and rescue staff have been forced to rush to the omanawa falls on countless occasions to save people who have trespassed there. people have fallen off cliffs, drowned in the water and been lost in the bush. it is believed that many more people are injured but, knowing they shouldn’t be there, are forced to self-rescue or get carried out of the bush. #saveomanawafalls #omanawafalls #omanawa
Vodopád na kterej jsme se těšili. udělali kvůli němu zajížďku a nakonec se k němu nedalo pořádně dostat.
respektive se k němu vůbec nesmí, ale to by lidi nebyli lidma, aby nepřelezli plot, že jo.
tak jsme se sice nevykoupali, ale na vyhlídku jsme se vyšplhali (doslova a v sandálích).
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Omanawa falls is situated on a tight bend on a rural road, but despite this and the newly painted yellow lines, people continuously park half on the road or blocking local’s driveways. numbers of up to 90 cars at a given time have been counted parked illegally on busy days. locals have been forced to create their own barricades to stop people parking in their driveways but these seldom work meaning they are unable to leave or return to their homes. instead, until a solution can be found, please drive 10 minutes up the road to mclaren falls park where the scenery is just as beautiful and there are plenty of legal places to park. #saveomanawafalls #omanawafalls #omanawa #parking
@joshuathoresen and i dropping blair off for an 80km run in the kaimai's at 8am followed by an expedition to #omanawafalls... totally didn't get lost for 1 hour on our walk back...
Hoje é o dia dele!! parabéns amor da minha vida, te desejo tudo de melhor desse mundo, que nosso pai celestial te guarde e te projeta hoje e sempre, te dando muita força para vencer todos os obstáculos que surgirem no caminho, muitas felicidades, saúde e sucesso. eu estarei sempre aqui. te amo! ❤️ happy birthday my love! i love you to the moon and back! ❤️❤️ #happybirthday #mylove #myhusband #iloveyou #amordaminhavida #eueele #weekendvibes #trip #omanawafalls #mylifeinnewzealand
Since omanawa falls is a closed site, multiple surveillance cameras have been set up at the gate to the park. there is video evidence of everyone who has been down to the waterfall. the cameras are actively monitored and any illegal activity is reported to the police. #saveomanawafalls #omanawafalls #omanawa
O m a n a w a f a l l s 💧 ~
a must for the hearty explorers 🧗♂️this beaten rainforest mountain track ain't nothing for us north queensland adventure junkies 👌 that cold water had some sting though 🥶 •
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Those trespassing at omanawa falls are forced to leave their cars unattended often for several hours on the side of the road where there are very few people around. due to this, there have been multiple reports of theft. why risk losing your belongings when there are so many safer alternative locations in the beautiful bay of plenty area? #saveomanawafalls #omanawafalls #omanawa
How about enjoy the warm summer we’re having at a refreshing waterfall? 💦 📸 by @sina.tw
Finally got to this slice of paradise. water is pretty cold but so refreshing. still had time to k**l so took a quick stroll through the kaiate falls. there are a lot of waterfalls here. first one is a three tier one then cross over a bridge to another one and carry on to the bottom and the biggest one is there with a sweet swimming hole. then we thought why not hit the top of the mount for sunset. just missed it though haha
Take me back to where the water pools are emerald green and icy cold, the forests so silent you can hear the whispers of the ancient trees, to the secret waterfalls i'd happily risk a broken limb to get to again and nature's own spa with waters that are of bathtub temperature.
new zealand you never cease to leave me speechless with your wondrous wild nature! 🌿
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Omanawa falls ❤️. nejkrásnější vodopád, jaký jsme tu zatím viděli. dostat se k němu byl velký oříšek. mohu s čistým svědomím říct, že jsem byla strachy bez sebe. cesta k němu je totiž uzavřena pro veřejnost a tak jsme museli šplhat po hřebenech, přidržovat se kořenů stromů, sjíždět po zadku skalky a ještě šplhat po železných žebříkách, které tam zůstaly snad z minulého století. 😂🙈 opravdu velké dobrodružství. ta cesta ale za to stála. překrásná podívaná. vodopád dosahuje výšky 35m. 🌈💧
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A 24 year old faced life long consequences after trespassing at omanawa falls. he jumped off the falls and was left paralysed from the waist down. in an article from newshub he says, "as soon as i was in the water, i couldn't feel my legs at all. my back was real sore; it felt like my back had been bent." now he and his family are forced to live with this for the rest of their lives. #saveomanawafalls #omanawafalls #omanawa
Keep moving forward➡️➡️🔛🔛#newzealand#nuevazelanda#travel#omanawafalls#backpaker