Events Management graduate currently living in Queenstown, NZ
Published July 22nd 2017
Kathu Waterfall consists of lots of little drop pools rather than one large waterfall. You can hike all the way to the top, but be warned it is a long way up! It's well worth the climb. You can jump in one of the drop pools to cool down mid-hike. Most of the hike is stairs and in the shade, but make sure you have plenty of sunscreen and water with you.
It's a beautiful and peaceful hike with the sounds of the rainforest, the views from the top are incredible. As there are stairs, most of the way to the top it makes it an easy walk for families. The perfect thing about this waterfall is that you can make the hike as easy or as hard as you make it. There are plenty of benches where you can sit and rest on the way up.
Make sure you go in June-Nov in rainy season or it will be dried up.