Purakanui Falls (Map reference No 18)
The road to the falls is well signposted from the southern end of the Catlins River bridge. There is a carpark, toilets and picnic area.
The Purakaunui Falls is one of Otago's iconic, most-photographed sights. The track through mature beech forest, and then beech and podocarp, is suitable for wheelchair users to the top viewing platform. From there the track descends to give the view of the three-tiered falls that's often seen on calendars and postcards.