Saltos del Petrohue
Saltos del Petrohue
4.5
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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  • Mauricio Gonzalez
    Quebec City, Canada463 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place to visit. Wear waterproof clothing. The trails can be slippery.
    Nice place to visit. Close to the falls, there is a lot of moisture and wind. You may end up all wet. Wear waterproof clothing if you want to be there sightseeing for some time. The trails can be slippery, so it's best to wear good shoes.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 21, 2023
  • R S
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    World-class views and very accessible.
    World-class. Just wonderful. There are 3 walking routes you can do, 1 to the main falls and view of Osorno volcano (500m and very smooth accessible path suitable for wheelchair/pram) a second loop (680m easy walking but not for wheelchair/pram) to some additional viewpoints of the river and a separate smaller fall, and a third slightly longer loop (1km not for wheelchair/pram) through the forest. We did all 3 and included a meal stop in the on site cafe/restaurant after the second just because we could. ( great photo opportunity with one of the foxes that can be found in many of the local tourist car parks). Just lovely.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 21, 2023
  • hbhakh
    Roanoke, Virginia2,231 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views
    We visited Petrohue Falls/Rapids on a cruise ship tour. The views of the rapids and volcanoes were stunning. It was crowded but there are ample walkways and paths to get you close to the water. Of course, there are gift shops on sight. We had a great visit.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 28, 2024
  • 845rayg
    Farnham, United Kingdom105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent attraction and such helpful staff when our Hertz rental car wouldn’t start
    Having visited the excellent site we returned to our car rented from Hertz. It failed to start having a flat battery. A staff member working in the car park called Diego was so helpful. He made calls for us as we couldn’t speak Spanish. Hertz made contact with others in gift shop to assist us. They helped with jump leads and another visitor to start the car. This enabled us to return to our Puerto Varas hotel. Hertz then replaced the car. A big thank you all round especially to Diego who saved our day
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 1, 2024
  • Giuseppe Cincindella
    Rosyth, United Kingdom2,014 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice waterfalls
    On a 4 hours tour with the wrong company aquazul, (a private taxi is recommended), we visited this place. You have to pay an entry fee, a few dollars, but only by card. The waterfalls are beautiful, and the colours of the water too. Beautiful contrast between the colour of the water and the volcanic black rocks.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 17, 2024
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Rodd
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A pleasant place. The falls themselves were a little underwhelming though the water was a beautiful blue. Facilities were good but I thought the £1 parking fee plus £6 per head entry fee was a little steep. Chilean nationals pay half this entry fee. Of all the places we have visited this is the only one which has left us a little disappointed.
Written February 29, 2020
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Carl B
Carlisle, MA231 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Voluminous cascades with Volcan Orsono in the background. It doesn’t get more picturesque...or more crowded in mid-afternoon. Get right up to the rail and grab a memorable picture, just don’t tell the folks back home there were 5,000 people standing right behind you.
Written January 25, 2020
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GordonW318
Gloucester, UK1,203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
These waterfalls or really rapids are definitely worth seeing. Water cascades at great speed through narrow gorges. All this against a backdrop of the great Osorno Volcano.
There is a small entrance fee but well worth it A must see.
Written April 4, 2020
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David B
Toronto, Canada401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Really impressive! Great views of falls/rapids in a beautifully coloured river with forest and volcano backdrop. 3 seperate trails to viewpoints, really good photo access right up close to the water. Significant new infrastruction to upgrade the pathways and bridge, you feel very secure. Each trail is fairly short for walkers of all ages. Each one takes between 10 and 30 minutes. Also, we had a nice bite of lunch at the restaurant located where the 3 trails split off.
Written November 27, 2022
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Mitspe Ramon, Israel15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Very easy 5 minute stroll accessible to all ages over spectacular turquoise waterfalls. You will not believe the color. Also a couple of little 30-minute trails (also extremely family-friendly) that take you by the incredible river and through beautiful forests.

Not at all challenging, extremely touristed, but jaw-droppingly beautiful. Get here early, the line to get in can be upwards of an hour long during tourist season
Written January 16, 2022
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good_ants
Doha, Qatar624 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
While thinking we were beating the crowds arriving at 9am, I kept hearing Public Enemy's song 'Don't Believe the Hype' walking around this site. While they're definitely pretty and worth a visit IF you're ga-ga over waterfalls, don't believe the words nor the masses that come by to see them!
A pretty river and some small-ish falls flow by. It's an easy walk in (points for accessibility?!), and there's a nice little cafe on site. But do go early; when we passed by, with a thought of stopping in again (which you CAN do with the same-day ticket), there were countless tour buses and masses of people on both sides of the road. I thought I was trying to escape the lot at a Phish show, but the joy was nothing the same!
Written February 4, 2020
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Emanpee
Sydney, Australia2,733 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The raging white waters of this azure river, tumbling between numerous volcanic rocks, is a wonderful perspective of natures' playground. Reasonably good pathways offer accessibility for most to numerous viewing spots. With volcanic mountains as a backdrop, a visit here is quite stunning. Popular with bus groups, while busy and crowded at some locations at times, there are also quiet spots and less walked trails if you explore the complex. Patience may be needed for that special photo at times. One of the terrific attractions of the area.
Written February 25, 2020
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Shar1805
Florida447 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Not exactly waterfalls but rather rapids. The water is a beautiful blue and the easy walk to reach them is pleasant. The actual lookout point is very crowded. Is it worth the long drive to see these falls? Not really, especially if you're planning to visit Iguazu.
Written March 15, 2020
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Mauricio Gonzalez
Quebec City, Canada463 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Nice place to visit. Close to the falls, there is a lot of moisture and wind. You may end up all wet. Wear waterproof clothing if you want to be there sightseeing for some time. The trails can be slippery, so it's best to wear good shoes.
Written July 21, 2023
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Mandy Coombs
North Petherton, UK1,206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
It rained quite heavily when we visited the falls, but it was worth the wet walk to see the gushing water. Not high like most waterfalls I have visited, but interesting to see somewhere different. The scenery and the park in which the falls are situated were really good, there are cafes and a gift shop on site as well. Definitely worth a stop if you are passing.
Written April 5, 2020
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