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Wairere Falls

Old Te Aroha Road, Okauia, New Zealand
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A local beauty, well worth the effort

I go up the falls often to exercise, as do many local people. This is truly worth the visit if your... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Matamata, New Zealand
Wonderful hike

Wonderful hike ,amazing views ,it is the biggest waterfall in north island of New Zealand... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Hamilton, New Zealand
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“great walk” (14 reviews)
“car park” (16 reviews)
Old Te Aroha Road, Okauia, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 13 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 8 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 26 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 9 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
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This is a great walk. Took about 3 hours there and back. Gradual to start with then gets steep, lots of stairs. Be prepared to get wet at the top. Views awesome.

Thank krascal1
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Stopped here for a brisk hike up to the falls lookout on the way back from Rotauroa to Auckland airport. A great finish to an all to brief trip to NZ. Do before you're 70 otherwise take hiking sticks!

Thank Nigel A
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Beautiful walk through the woods to reach the top of the waterfall. Quite challenging in places, but basically simple. Beautiful views and great pictures.

Thank Il_Vinello
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Priyam A
Hi, Is there an easy way to reach the car park for Wairere Falls from Matamata town?
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
Where can i stay after this tramp?
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 :)