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Well worth the hike!!

Silly me thought it might be a nice family outing, a little hike to view a waterfall, explore our... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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Fairly easy walk with great views. All the way to the top and back easily within 3 hours (walking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rotherfield, United Kingdom
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Old Te Aroha Road, Okauia, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Silly me thought it might be a nice family outing, a little hike to view a waterfall, explore our own backyard and all that jazz...boy was i wrong! it is quite a hike to the lookout, but such a beautiful walk along the river, over...More

Thank LauraH696
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this walk on a calm day with some cloud. It took a little longer than 45 mins to halfway, but plenty of photo ops on the way. The viewing platform was a little crowded being school hols/weekend. Sturdy walking/tramping shoes required. A fantastic...More

Thank secondscount
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fairly easy walk with great views. All the way to the top and back easily within 3 hours (walking slow and taking lots of breaks).

Thank Vildo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here twice, the first time I only made it half way up with a 7 year old but was still so nice. the second time I went off the track and climbed to the base of the waterfall and swam, it was so...More

Thank 195liv
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Coming from Australia, we went out to the falls expecting an easy walk up - boy were we wrong! there had been recent rain in the area and the track up got quite muddy in places. The sign at the bottom said about a 90...More

2  Thank fremantlewa
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This will not be a quick stop – it’s a workout. The waterfall is visible from the main road, but its actually set back a ways, so the trail to get there is long. It will take you about 45 minutes to get to a...More

1  Thank Alison R
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We did this hike as the first thing we did when we got to New Zealand. We definitely did not except to be so tired. We went to the halfway mark and the last half was pretty tiring but definitely worth it. Coming back down...More

Thank 614emilyn
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

The Wairere Falls walk starts off very nicely and becomes steeper and steeper as you go. There quite a few stairs as well. When you get to the viewing platform however, you get an amazing view which makes all the climbing worth it! If you...More

1  Thank evitaveda
Reviewed 6 May 2018

I crossed the island from Raglan to visit Wairere Falls. The drive was a really good way to see more countryside. The hike itself was the most challenging hike I did on my trip but getting to the top of the falls was worth every...More

Thank Cheyenne G
Reviewed 27 April 2018

As we approached, the tiny carpark was full and cars were parked down the track on its approach. A good sign. Perhaps the local authorities should take note and provide better facilities (BTW: DO NOT use the toilets on site unless you are absolutely desperate)...More

Thank ktscottgorman
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15 October 2018|
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Response from LauraH696 | Reviewed this property |
it's about 5 minutes from Matamata township
Priyam A
17 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 EJ H | 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 :)