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Wairere Falls

Old Te Aroha Road, Okauia, New Zealand
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The falls are spectacular, and the track to the base of them is fairly easy, but if you put in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniel M
Thames, New Zealand
"TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY", in more ways than one!

We visited in the middle of winter after a heavy rains the day before, but luckily we left early... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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“great walk” (14 reviews)
“car park” (16 reviews)
Old Te Aroha Road, Okauia, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The falls are spectacular, and the track to the base of them is fairly easy, but if you put in the effort to get to the top you are rewarded with panoramic views over the Hauraki Plains

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in the middle of winter after a heavy rains the day before, but luckily we left early on our muddy hike.( departed 11:30am and returned 3.5 hours later). My advise is do not leave after 1pm and bring proper hiking shoes, water and...More

Thank puravidamum
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Probably should have built up to this with some easier walks!? Although I made it, I was steaming like a wet cow when I did! After a few days of rain, the falls were spectacular! I wore my "Red Bands" and was a clever cookie...More

Thank Bryce N
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I go up the falls often to exercise, as do many local people. This is truly worth the visit if your visiting Hobbiton and staying in or around Matamata

Thank paulU2464NU
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful hike ,amazing views ,it is the biggest waterfall in north island of New Zealand 🇳🇿. There are few steps but manageable, stunning views from the top ...

Thank kpshaju
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Beautiful waterfall but you need to be fit. It's a 45 minute walk following the stream to the base of the waterfall and another 45 minutes up hill to the top. But its well worth the hike up to the top where you can see...More

Thank kathym1242
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Was a great hike up the hill to the top of the waterfall. Stunning views from the top and many great spots on the way as well. Trek was not difficult and doc has maintained the track well. Toilet at the beginning/bottom was dirty and...More

Thank letamritaknow
Reviewed 27 April 2017

What a beautiful bush walk. Went with wife and two kids, aged 7 and 9. Both of them made it to the summit without any problems. The adults struggled more. Full of breathtaking views, caves, boulders and just natural beauty - this is a memorable...More

Thank DrKiwiNZ
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had an early morning start, and decided to go see if we could get to the falls before Hobbitton tour. We did not realize it would be 45 minutes to the falls, and 45 minutes back down, but we decided to do it anyways,...More

Thank tykane01
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Not far off the road in North Rotorua is this beautiful waterfalls with Kayaker's going down the river and over the smaller falls. Nestled in the woods it's probably a 10 min walk on a good path. If you go further down the trail to...More

Thank TerryScuba
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Priyam A
18 April 2017|
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Response from tykane01 | Reviewed this property |
The road to the car park is easy. Its a straight shoot there from Matamata. You could walk to it, but that would take some time.
Soon L
10 July 2016|
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Response from Lady_Peekaboo19 | Reviewed this property |
We really enjoyed Opal Hot Springs camping area, it's not too far from the falls. The falls were amazing, definitely go to the very top if you can, the views are spectacular :)