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Photo: Maruia Falls West Coast Waterfall South Island New Zealand

Maruia Falls can be seen in the distance across the clear water and rocks of Maruia River. This is part of the Maruia Falls Scenic Reserve, which is near Murchison, a small town on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

Maruia Falls is a glorious site. As can be seen the waterfall is wide, powerful and dominate the landscape of the river. The falls are the main attraction on the river and they are located about 22 km south of the town of Murchison. The water in this area is clear and clean and almost untouched by human interaction.

These falls were created in an earthquake in 1929 that struck the area. When the earthquake originally hit, it dislodged the river bed at the lower part of the river by less than a full metre. However, over time, erosion and subsidence caused the bed that had been dislodged to keep moving downwards and over time the waterfall rose to its current height of about 10 metres.

The nearby town of Murchison is known as the 'Whitewater' capital of New Zealand, as the area around it has some of the best Whitewater rafting locations in the whole country. ... continue below the picture...



Maruia Falls West Coast Waterfall South Island New Zealand

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Maruia Falls West Coast Waterfall South Island New Zealand
Photo of Maruia Falls near Murchison, on the West
Coast of the South Island, New Zealand.

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... Imagine traveling down the Maruia River and suddenly coming across the glorious site of the Falls tumbling down the cliff, creating natural rapids that allows you to feel the wind on your face and the spray of water in your hair as you enjoy another of the glorious natural sites New Zealand has to offer.

Maruia Falls, Maruia Falls Scenic Reserve, near Murchison, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/14.0, exposure time of 1/80 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 24mm.

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Maruia Falls West Coast Waterfall South Island New Zealand
Maruia Falls can be seen in the distance across the clear water and rocks of Maruia River. This is part of the Maruia Falls Scenic Reserve, which is near Murchison, a small town on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
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Rolf Hicker Photography
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