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Rainbow Falls

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Address: Rainbow Falls Rd & Waipapa Rd, Kerikeri, New Zealand
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+64 9-407 0300
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Beautiful woodland walk

We spent a very pleasant morning walking to Rainbow Falls. It took longer than it said in the guide but we lingered to take photos of birds and just to look at the views

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Connie072
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Cumbria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a very pleasant morning walking to Rainbow Falls. It took longer than it said in the guide but we lingered to take photos of birds and just to look at the views

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The rainy day added to the atmosphere. Beautiful scenery and great swimming hole if the weather was suitable. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I very much enjoyed our visit to this waterfall, which is simply stunning. Best of all, if you have problems walking long distances or up and down hills, it's a gentle, easy to follow path through the bush to the observation point at the top of the falls. For those a bit more adventurous there is another... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Set at the Waipapa end of the track, the close proximity to the car park allows for all to visit these pretty falls

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Thank JAD9999
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the hour hike to the falls and lived every step of it but the Falls at the end were beautiful. Loved that you could swim in them as well after the walk. Visiting again for sure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely place for peace. This beautiful waterfall is located in Kerikeri, very easy to find and close to a parking. If it is hot, you can swim in its beautiful water...Even if the sun is not shining, I totally recommend a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rainbow falls is absolutely mind-blowing. The moss and vegetation of ferns and other plants inside the cave behind the falls is a MUST see. The falls themselves are so vast and beautiful, and it was incredible swimming in the waterfall. Don't miss this when in the north island. Gorgeous!!

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a cool thing to do on a hot February day with most of he walk in the shade, in drought at the moment but there was still enough to see

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction is so close to town and convenient to get to, you would be crazy to miss it. Despite experiencing a drought in the region, there had been rains about 4 days earlier and the waterfall was running quite nicely. There's plenty of parking, toilets, and it's free! It's just a short 10 minute walk to the falls, and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A short walk only from the car park takes you to the top of the falls where you can see the rainbow effect - beautiful. You can also walk down a steep path to the bottom & get close to the falls - gives a great sensation of the height - quite a lot higher than I expected from the... More 

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