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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  • Walking
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Backpack On Fire

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely waterfalls. We were there in summer so it was great for swimming below the falls. We also did the walk down the path to the fairy pools to swim there too. Well worth the visit.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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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 about 5 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 about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Kim Heimberg


Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Marie Vaillant


Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful and quiet.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful, quiet, a long walk in the forest.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Ranking: 8/10

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

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Ranking: 7/10

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

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Nick Mossman's avatar

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 almost 6 years ago

Nina Rittmann's avatar

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 about 6 years ago

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Teo Golja


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 about 6 years ago

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Katlin Pollinger


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 about 6 years ago

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Sophia Harnisch


Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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