Issued 28th Jan 2023 and as at 7th Feb 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, SH25a and the Tapu Coroglen roads have been closed. Some local DOC campsites are also closed. Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies. Driving times and routes can be found here.
At 180m high, officially the tallest waterfall in the North Island, Billygoat Falls is located in the Kauaeranga Valley. Despite the fact that only parts of the waterfall can be seen, the falls are still ones of the most impressive in the North Island.
From the road end car park, walk to the swing bridge to cross the Kauaeranga River. Take the first track on your right which leads you for 5 minutes to Billygoat Landing. Here you see good views of the Billygoat Falls.
One of the great walks in the valley is the Billygoat Circuit, and you can get a dramatic glimpse of the falls near the top of the cascade on this walk. Just don't go too close to the edge!
Duration: 4-5 hours return
Distance: 10km Return
995 Kauaeranga Valley Road