Rainbow Falls Walk

Rainbow Falls Walk

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Time: 10 min round trip Distance: 400 m

You can stroll along the river bank to the spectacular Rainbow Falls, where the water tumbles into a pool surrounded by native bush. You may hear tui call, and see fantails flitting about while you walk. The path leads to viewing platforms.

Access is from the parking area at the end of Rainbow Falls Road, Kerikeri, or from continuing the Kerikeri River Track.

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Alice Frater

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Very pretty walk, only short but led to a nice waterfall where we stopped for a picnic before heading back.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in November 2016

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Charles Kulins

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Rainbow Falls is a beautiful site to visit. the walk is easy on well maintained tracks and walkways. Some of our group took the swim and climbed up behind the falls for a real upclose view. It had rained for three days prior to our visit and the water was really flowing. We got there early in the morning and had the entire place all to ourselves. it was very peaceful

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Kim Heimberg

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

I have been there twice, very impressive waterfalls, nice track to walk.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Marie Vaillant

France

Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful and quiet.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Elena

France

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful, quiet, a long walk in the forest.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Larissa

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

High waterfall, you can swim in front and climb behind it.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Meilin

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

It is a nice walk through the bush but I saw much better waterfalls elsewhere.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Nick Mossman

Ranking: 10/10

Worth a visit! Very scenic! Be sure to go to all the lookout points including the track to the bottom. If you are daring you can climb along the rocks at the pool at the bottom and get behind the falls but be careful of slippery rocks.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Nina Rittmann

Ranking: 10/10

Only a 3 minute walk from the car park.
One of the most impressive falls in NZ.
We were there during heavy rain, so the falls were even bigger and faster than normal. The pool was nearly twice as big.
Don't try to go behind the falls during or after rain.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Teo Golja

Slovenia

Ranking: 10/10

Best swim ever, you can swim in the basin at the falls. Falls are nice and water was warmer than in the ocean.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Katlin Pollinger

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great walk from Keri Keri. Rainbow Falls are really beautiful. If you don't mind dirty feet you can go behind the falls, really cool.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Sophia Harnisch

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing spot and swimming. A must do in Keri Keri.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Elodie and Gestan

France

Ranking: 10/10

A cool track to lovely falls. A good playing spot.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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