Matai Falls is located in the Table Hill Scenic Reserve in the Catlins, south of Dunedin and Balclutha in Coastal Otago New Zealand.
The walk to the waterfall is through regenerating podocarp and broadleaf forest and is mostly level track, just a small area that will be uphill on the return journey. These falls are not large either, only a 10metre drop, but they are quite pretty.
After approximately 15 minutes, you’ll come up to a junction where you can go either left to a viewing platform to see Matai Falls or right and walk (mostly uphill) for another 2 minutes to view Horseshoe Falls.
From Owaka, continue driving South on the Papatowai Highway for approximately 18km until you see a sign for Matai Falls.
Remember when walking in these areas, it can be quite cold as the sunlight has trouble to peep through