Access to the Tarawera Outlet Campsite is by boat and public walking track only. There is currently no road access.
This is a short walk of around 700m and will take about 20 minutes. Follow the track that leaves the carpark heading upstream along the Tarawera River. You will reach a bridge crossing over Tarawera River and the track continues upstream until you arrive at the falls viewing area where you can fully appreciate their splendour. Signs at the viewpoint explain the cultural and natural significance of the area. There is structural damage on the Tarawera Falls Track. The track has been re-routed to allow access to and from the falls however, take care. You must check with the information centre to ensure it is open as it may be closed for logging activities.
Price of permit