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Rere Rockslide

Wharekopae Rd, Gisborne, New Zealand
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Still nice in winter

Didn't go down the slide with it being winter but still a nice place to go to on a drive from town... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Annabel P
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
Thrilling time

Although it looks a little intimidating, it is an amazing experience! Take something to ride on... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
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“boogie boards” (15 reviews)
“body board” (12 reviews)
“air bed” (10 reviews)
Wharekopae Rd, Gisborne, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Didn't go down the slide with it being winter but still a nice place to go to on a drive from town. A bit muddy and not quite as pretty as the falls for a picnic spot but nice anyway. Picnic tables and toilet facilities...More

Thank Annabel P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Although it looks a little intimidating, it is an amazing experience! Take something to ride on, at least until you know how it feels!

Thank Jillnass
Reviewed 19 April 2017

All you need is togs & an inner tube for some great old fashioned fun created by nature. Went as a kid just as much fun with my kids.

Thank eieiobatgers
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Well worth the visit, no words really explain the thrill of powering down the Rere Rockslide. Just be careful walking on the rocks up the top as they are extremely slippery and dangerous

Thank brendan860
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit if only to watch the youngsters sliding down the rocks and into the pool below. Will vary a great deal depending on the amount of water going down the slide.

Thank Thomas44_14
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Great little swimming spot and fun for all ages. We went on a rainy day and had the place to ourselves so was an added bonus. The water quality may not be the best but toughen up, you will be fine and have an enjoyable...More

1  Thank Gary and Briar W
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Sadly it was too cold to try out the slide but there were lots of backpackers making the most of this unique spot. Not sure if our young kids would've wanted to do it as it looked a bit risky. A cool rock formation that...More

Thank yanski1976
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The constantly running water of the Wharekopae River has smoothed over the rocks of this 60 metre-long natural water slide and boogie boards, inflatable mattresses and inner tubes can be used to slide down on. If you’re unsure about taking the plunge and racing down...More

Thank Sightseeingsuzy
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Awesome way to spend a day for young and not so young. Bring something to use as hurts if you go bare - also hurts if you fall off boogie board. Great fun when you hold on tight!

Thank slash2ng
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I saw this on the internet as something to take in when visiting the Gisborne area and it was well worth the detour. I was a kid again as soon as I saw it and if it wasn't for my wife holding tight to my...More

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Lyn M
5 April 2017|
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Response from Whiteshell | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think so
Dane S
5 January 2017|
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Response from 546sherrid | Reviewed this property |
You take your own gear.
Maria A
15 November 2016|
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Response from Stephen O | Reviewed this property |
If you arrive in Gisbourne you can rent a car and drive there. It is maybe two hours there and lots to see. You can enjoy some of the jungle, hike about, and see the falls. Pack a picnic and eat at falls or swim a bit... More