The highway actually crosses over the Makapipi stream proper where the lava mattress drops into a breathtaking crystal blue lagoon. The hike all the method down to the pool is steep, however it’s undoubtedly nicely worth the effort – just be further cautious as you make your way down. Beautiful Purakaunui Falls is paying homage to the kinds of multi-tiered waterfalls you may see in Upstate New York. Located within the Catlins Forest Park that straddles the Otago-Southland border, the 65-foot falls are reached through a monitor through beech and podocarp forests. They’re partway between Dunedin and Invercargill, however a bit closer to Invercargill.

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