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Wairere Falls

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Address: 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 visiting Hobbiton and staying in or around Matamata

Reviewed 4 days ago
Matamata, New Zealand
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Matamata, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
Hamilton, New Zealand
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 out over the valley. Stunning beautiful and very popular with the locals.

Thank kathym1242
New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 not clean.

Thank letamritaknow
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 walk. Be careful on the decent from the summit as it is slippy, I slipped... More 

Thank DrKiwiNZ
San Juan Capistrano, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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, and well it was worth it. We cannot wait to come back and do the... More 

Thank tykane01
Lakeville, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 the larger falls it's about 25 mins.

Thank TerryScuba
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 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
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 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
Pisa, Italy
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38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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